AMHERST, Massachusetts -- Amherst outshot Clark 35-7 and had a 20-5 edge on penalty corners as the Jeffs shut out the Cougars 3-0 on Hitchcock Field. The Jeffs better their record to 3-0 while Clark falls to 0-4 for the season.
Heather Kestner (Wilmington, DE) opened up Amherst scoring with 17:58 left in the first half off a feed from Sandy Accordino (Closter, NJ). Rookie Gretchen Bowe (Hampstead, NH) pushed the halftime score to 2-0 with an assist from junior captain Irene Permut (Wilmington, DE). Sophomore Tyra Gettleman (Orono, ME) rounded out the game with her fifth goal in three games just 2:05 into the second half.
Amherst has tallied 12 goals in three games this season. In last year's run to the NCAA Tournament, the Jeffs registered a dozen goals halfway through the season in game 8 of 15.
Clark goalie Tanya Schubert (East Brookfield, MA) made 10 saves for the day. The Cougars next host Worcester State on Thursday, while Amherst travels to Connecticut College on Saturday.
Clark (0-4) 0 0 -- 0 Amherst (3-0) 2 1 -- 3
Scoring: A Heather Kestner (Sandy Accordino) 17:58 left in 1st half, A Gretchen Bowe (Irene Permut) 7:05 left in 1st half, A Tyra Gettleman 32:55 left in 2nd half. Shots: A 35, C 7. Saves: A Jes Rich 2, C Tanya Schubert 10.
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