With a gutsy drive toward the circle, sophomore midfielder Irene Permut (Wilmington, DE) sealed a 2-0 win over Pioneer Valley foe Mount Holyoke in the season opener for Amherst athletics. Permut's goal came amidst an Amherst-dominant second half where the Jeffs outshot the Lyons 20-2.

This early win bodes well for a young Amherst field hockey team. A hungry Jeff offense fired 39 shots at Mount Holyoke goalie Sybil Gotch as Amherst maintained constant pressure near the net. With outstanding midfield and defensive play bolstering an already strong team concept, Amherst field hockey is optimistic about the 1996 season.

Amherst (1-0) 1 1 Q 2 Mount Holyoke (0-2) 0 0 Q 0

Scoring: A Sandra Accordino (Marnie Huffman-Green), 16:49 left 1st half) A Irene Permut, 15:49 left 2nd half

Shots (in/out of circle):A 31/8; M 2/0

Goalie Saves: A Jess Rich 1; M Sybil Gotch 25