AMHERST, Massachusetts -- Rookie Gretchen Bowe (Hampstead, NH) tipped in a Carline Kelly (South Dartmouth, MA) feed with 3:30 left in the game for the Jeffs' 20th goal of the 1997. In only the fifth game of the year, Amherst has now surpassed last year's season goal total of 19, enough for an NCAA bid and a No. 1 ranking in New England for the Jeffs in 1996.
Amherst outshot the Lyons 39-9 on Hitchcock field as Alie Stechenberg (Longmeadow, MA) and Bowe notched two scores each. Team scoring leader Tyra Gettleman (Orono, ME) upped her season total to eight with a goal to close out the first half.
Wheaton keeper Linda Whitney (Concord, MA) registered 17 saves and braved 12 penalty corners for the Lyons. Jes Rich tallied 7 saves for her 17th career shutout and the Jeffs' fourth of the season.
Wheaton evens its record to 3-3 on the season while the Jeffs push theirs to 5-0 as No. 4 Amherst prepares to host top-ranked Bowdoin on Saturday, 12:30pm. Wheaton travels to Salem State for its next meeting on Saturday.
Wheaton (3-3) 0 0 -- 0 Amherst (5-0) 3 2 -- 5
Scoring: A Alie Stechenberg (Sandy Accordino), 19:03 left in 1st half. A Gretchen Bowe, 17:43 left in 1st half. A Tyra Gettleman, 12:43 left in 1st half. A Stechenberg, 25:07 left in 2nd half. A Bowe (Carline Kelly), 3:30 left in 2nd half. Shots: A 39, W 9. Penalty Corners: A 12, W 6. Saves: A Jes Rich 7, W Linda Whitney 17. # # # 9/24/97