Jeffs Bounce Back and Dominate Wheaton
Amherst Women Come Back Strong After Tough Loss to Trinity
NORTON, Massachusetts -- Sometimes it is tough for a coach to know how her team might respond to a heartbreaking loss. Coach Paradis made sure she knew. "I put the team through a couple of days of really tough and intense practices to work out some of the kinks. I think it was exactly what we needed to get back on track," said Paradis after the game.
In terms of the game, the Lord Jeffs, who improved to 3-1 on the season, played the Lyons to a scoreless tie in the first half. The Jeffs dominated the half, outshooting Wheaton 14-3, but were unable to turn their offensive domination into points on the scoreboard. At halftime, Coach Paradis urged her team to overcome the early energy and enthusiasm of Wheaton and let their talent take over.
The team took her advice to heart. The second half saw a more lively and active Amherst offense move the ball with precision through the Lyon defense. With 33:08 remaining in the second, Amherst freshman Mairin Brady set up a play that allowed junior Alie Stechenberg to set the ball perfectly for a Gretchen Bowe goal. It was Bowe's first score of the year while Stechenberg added another point to her team leading total of 6.
"I was very happy with the way we came out and executed in the second half. We were awesome on the penalty corners, which is an area we have spent a lot of time on recently," said Coach Paradis. The Lord Jeffs resume action at home this Saturday against Connecticut College at 11:00 am.
Amherst 0 1 -- 1 Wheaton 0 0 -- 0 Scoring: A- Bowe (33:08-2) assist- Stechenberg Shots on Goal: Amherst: 23 Wheaton: 5 Goalie Saves: Amherst (Sensing): 1 Wheaton (Whitney): 10