The No. 1 ranked team in New England rolled to another shut-out as Pioneer Valley rival Mount Holyoke took a trip down 116 to Hitchcock Field.
The closing minutes of the first half were painful ones for the Lyons as the Jeffs fired off four shots past the goalie for a 4-0 halftime lead. Katie Hersey '99 opened up the Jeffs' scoring attack in the 34th minute off a feed from Lesley Greene '00. Hersey followed up just over a minute later assisting Katie Connelly '00 on her first of two goals within three minutes of each other. Hersey is the team's leading scorer with four goals and two assists, though Connelly follows close behind with her four goals.
Kerry Weeks '98 joined the action around the net, closing out the first half and opening up the second with her first collegiate goals. Amherst registered 19 shots against the Lyons, while holding Mount Holyoke to a single shot on goal. The Jeffs travel to Vermont this weekend to face Middlebury College on Saturday.
Amherst (5-0-1) 4 1 1 5
Mount Holyoke (1-8) 0 0 1 0
Scoring: A Katie Hersey (Lesley Greene) 34:16, A Katie Connelly (Katie Hersey) 35:23, A Katie Connelly 37:49, A Kerry Weeks 41:12, A Kerry Weeks (Erika Johnson) 46:00
Shots: AC 19, MHC 1
Goalie Saves: AC Sarah Fabian/Katie Connelly/Carolina Patino 1, MHC Katherine Tharp 14