Jess Rich '99 (Stillwater, NY) notched another shutout on her field hockey stick as she registered 11 saves off of 15 high-pressure shots to blank Wheaton, 2-0. Though only a sophomore, Rich has nine shutouts to her credit, and she has yet to be scored on this season. The Jeffs are now 4-0.
Marnie Huffman-Green '99 (Chevy Chase, MD) scored the first goal with 12:08 left in the first half off of a cross pass by Becca Levin '99 (Columbus, OH). Rookie Alie Stechenberg '00 (Longmeadow, MA) followed sophomore's lead in the second half: Huffman-Green took a shot from the top of the circle and chased down the deflection for another shot. Stechenberg stood waiting for the redirection into the goal. This is Stechenberg's second goal of the season.
The Jeffs travel to Maine this weekend to face Bowdoin College. Last year, Amherst defeated the Polar Bears 1-0 during the regular season, but fell 2-1 to Bowdoin in the semi-finals of the ECAC tournament.
Scoring: A Marnie Huffman-Green (Becca Levin) 12:08 left 1st half
A Alie Stechenberg (Marnie Huffman-Green) 5:11 left 2nd half
Shots: A 42, W 15
Goalie Saves: A Jess Rich 11, W Laura Whitney 7