Amherst Pounds Wheaton, 17-4

AMHERST, Masschusetts -- Senior Heather Kestner (Wilmington, DE) tallied four goals and two assists to lead Amherst College (2-1) to a 17-4 victory over Wheaton College (1-1) on Pratt Field. Amherst, last year's ECAC New England Champion, now prepares to host defending national champion Middlebury College (3-0) at 10:00am on Saturday.

Amherst notched its first goal just 35 seconds after the opening whistle as the team shut out the Lyons in the first half. Kestner and junior Jen Corso (Collingswood, NJ) combined for seven of Amherst's 10 first half goals, while senior tri-captain Heidi Cline (Andover, MA) added half of her four goals before the break.

The Lyons got on the board just over four minutes into the second half on the first of two Amanda Wicker (Millbrook, NY) goals. Netminder Andrea Adelman (Beverly Hills, CA) made 16 saves for Wheaton against 38 Amherst shots.

Wheaton (1-1)		0	4 -- 4
Amherst (2-1)		10	7 -- 17

Wheaton		G	A	P		Amherst			G	A	P
Amanda Wicker	2	0	2		Heidi Cline		5	1	6
Linda Whitney	0	2	2		Heather Kestner		3	2	5
Alyssa Goodrich	1	0	1		Jen Corso		3	1	4
Cole Shaw	1	0	1		Kristin Osborn		1	2	3
Totals		4	2	6		Rachel Bernstein	1	1	2
						Alie Stechenberg	1	1	2
						Sarah Scheessele	2	0	1
						Katherine Poulin	1	0	1
						Alexa Faigen		0	1	1
						Totals			17	9	26

Goalkeeping		Minutes	Saves	Goals Allowed
A  Sarah Evans		51	5	3
A  Jess Thaxton		9	1	1
W  Andrea Adelman	60	16	17
Shots: A 38, W 7.

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