Amherst Splits Four with Williams
Men Stun Ephs with Two Upsets

AMHERST, Massachusetts -- Hosting archrival Williams in four sports, Amherst posted a pair of wins in men's basketball and men's swimming and diving while their female counterparts fell just short of victory. The eight teams had begun the day with just three losses among them.

Women's Swimming and Diving

Williams (4-0) 176 Amherst (5-1) 124
Five pool records fell as six individuals and two relays surpassed national qualifying standards. The Lord Jeff 200 medley relay team of Megan Mardy (Mendham, NJ), Kerry Weeks (Longmeadow, MA), Sarah Lukaska (Edina, MN) and Hillary Jones (Portland, OR) out-touched the Eph team of Jocelyn Sutton, Erin Anderson, Marla Robertson and Amy Warren by 0.05 seconds to kick off their final home meet with a pool record time of 1:50.49, shaving almost three seconds off the former pool record set just last Tuesday against Springfield. Jones went on to clock a :24.66 in the 50 freestyle for the rookie's second appearance on the Pratt Pool record board.

Williams's Anderson went on to shatter pool records in the 100 and 200 breaststroke, the latter of which she clocked a National A-cut time. She finished the 100 over five seconds faster than her nearest competition with a 1:05.47 touch, and she out-swam the pool by almost seven seconds in the 200 with a 2:24.79 finish. Teammate Marla Robertson bested a fellow Eph's record in the 200 backstroke with a 2:09.92 finish.


Men's Swimming and Diving

Williams (3-1) 111 Amherst (5-1) 120
Amherst defeated Williams for the third time in five years as the Jeffs took the first step toward reclaiming the Little III title. More details when they become available.


Women's Basketball

Williams (9-1) 25 46 -- 71 Amherst (7-2) 26 39 -- 65
Kathleen Higgins (Worcester, MA) posted 21 points including 13 in the second half to lead the Ephs to a 71-65 victory over Amherst. The Jeffs had jumped out to an early lead that grew to as much as 10 after a 3-pointer by Liza Feldman (Sudbury, MA) midway through the first, but Higgins led the Ephs on an 11-2 run to close to gap and bring Williams within one at the break.

Williams took its first lead on an Erin Duffy (Middlebury, CT) layin to open the second. Early foul trouble for the Jeffs found Amherst down by 12 midway through the half before Sarah Rinaldi (Washington, DC) re-entered the game with four fouls. The 6-1 center and fellow captains Katie Hersey (Westford, MA) and Janinne Noel (Dalton, MA) accounted for all of Amherst's second half points as the trio shot 42% from the floor.

Williams improves to 9-1 while Amherst falls to 7-2. Both teams are on the road in NESCAC league competition on Tuesday as Amherst travels to Trinity and Williams heads to Middlebury for 7:30pm tip-offs.

Williams (71) Brenneman 2-8 5-6 10, Nesbit 3-5 3-4 9, Tilley 0-0 0-0 0, Daigneault 0-0 0-0 0, Teutonico 3-9 1-4 7, Higgins 5-11 8-12 21, Weitz 0-0 0-0 0, Goldman 0-1 0-0 0, Ford 1-1 0-0 2, Duffy 3-9 1-2 7, Brooks 6-10 3-5 15.

Amherst (65) Roja 0-2 0-0 0, Noel 6-13 2-3 16, Walker 1-6 1-2 3, Hersey 4-13 5-7 14, Taylor 0-0 0-0 0, Feldman 2-4 0-0 6, Rinaldi 6-15 4-7 16, Sacher 1-1 0-0 2, Sullivan 2-5 0-2 4, McCarthy 2-7 0-0 4.

3-point goals - A 5-10 (Noel, Feldman 2; Hersey), W 4-13 (Higgins 3, Brenneman). Fouled out - Feldman. Rebounds - A 44 (Hersey, Rinaldi 10), W 43 (Brooks 16). Assists - A 15 (Walker, Hersey, Sullivan 4), W 7 (Brooks 3). Total fouls - A 22, W 16, Technicals - None. Attendance - 1100.


Men's Basketball

Williams (8-1) 30 38 -- 68 Amherst (10-0) 38 41 -- 79
Amherst posted a 79-68 victory over archrival Williams to remain undefeated and tie the program's best start ever with 10 straight wins. With Thursday's 74-68 nailbiter over Wesleyan, the Jeffs are halfway toward defending their piece of the Little III title.

Four Lord Jeffs posted double figures as Amherst claimed a lead it would never relinquish just over three minutes into the game. A 3-pointer by Hugh Quattlebaum (Andover, MA) gave the Jeffs a 10-point advantage midway through the first, and Chris Ingraham (Tuscon, AZ) tallied Amherst's final eight points of the half for a 38-30 lead heading into the locker room.

Ephs Jim Frew (Worcester, MA) and two-time All-American Mike Nogelo (Sudbury, MA) teamed up to cut the Amherst advantage to 1 early in the second half. The Jeffs responded with a 14-2 run that gave Amherst its biggest lead of the night at 13. Quattlebaum scored eight straight Amherst points as he registered his third steal and was fouled on the Jeffs' first basket after a 5:40 drought on the floor. Solid free throw shooting closed out the match for the Jeffs, who hit 17-19 in the final seven minutes.

Eph Nogelo led the game with 26 points and 12 boards, while John Pavelski (Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ) topped the Jeffs with 15 points, including 10 from the line. Rookie Brian Daoust (Dover, MA) dished out four assists in just 10 minutes.

Amherst improves to 10-0 after upsetting the 4th-ranked team in the nation, who falls to 8-1. Both teams resume NESCAC league play on Tuesday when Amherst hosts 6th-ranked Trinity and Middlebury travels to Williamstown for 7:30pm showdowns.

Williams (68) Farmer 1-8 1-2 3, Sheehy 0-0 0-0 0, Holland 3-7 2-4 8, Nogelo 8-17 9-11 26, Frew 7-10 0-0 14, Keenan 1-2 0-0 2, Hunt 1-6 3-4 6, McGuire 4-8 0-2 9.

Amherst (71) Rowand 2-6 2-2 7, Chapman 3-6 4-6 10, Mulvey 6-12 0-0 14, Daoust 0-2 0-0 0, Quattlebaum 3-5 7-9 14, Smith 1-1 0-0 2, Ingraham 3-5 1-2 9, Skorupski 1-6 4-5 6, Pavelski 2-10 10-12 15, Anish 1-2 0-1 2.

3-point goals - A 7-14 (Mulvey, Ingraham 2; Rowand, Quattlebaum, Pavelski), W 3-12 (Nogelo, Hunt, McGuire). Fouled out - Hunt, McGuire. Rebounds - A 35 (Skorupski, Pavelski 7), W 41 (Nogelo 12). Assists - A 10 (Daoust 4), W 9 (Farmer, Nogelo 3). Total fouls - A 21, W 26. Technicals - None. Attendance - 2200.


Also in action on Saturday, men's and women's hockey notched victories. The women posted a 10-1 win over non-conference rival Trinity behind four goals and three assists by rookie Gretchen Bowe (Hampstead, NH). Jess Frisch (Bethesda, MD) added a hat trick for the Jeffs while Sarah Evans made 55 saves in goal.

Women's Ice Hockey

Trinity (1-5-1) 1 0 0 -- 1 Amherst (3-3) 6 1 3 -- 10 Per. Time Team Goal by Assist(s) 1 6:02 A Gretchen Bowe Genny Furst 1 8:11 A Furst Bowe 1 10:01 A Jess Frisch Margaret Seiler, Furst 1 12:56 A Bowe Frisch 1 14:10 T Devon Binch Amanda Lydon 1 15:26 A Frisch -None- 1 16:55 A Frisch Bowe, Catherine Cugell 2 9:45 A Bowe Furst 3 1:41 A Bowe -None- 3 11:36 A Lisbeth Rowinski -None- 3 15:05 A Furst Bowe Goalie Saves Time 1 2 3 -- F A Sarah Evans 60:00 26 13 16 -- 55 T Shanna Henderson 60:00 4 2 3 -- 9 Penalties: A 2 for 4 minutes, T 2 for 4 minutes.


Men's Ice Hockey

BOSTON, Massachusetts -- Matt Rogers's (Excelsior, MN) goal with 5:36 left in the game gave Amherst a 3-1 lead that helped the Lord Jeffs to victory against UMass-Boston Saturday at the Clark Athletic Center.

The Beacons had taken a 1-0 lead after the first period on a goal by Jamie Graham (South Windsor, CT), but Amherst's special teams put the Lord Jeffs back on top in the second period. Mike Noone (Swampscott, MA) tucked in a Buster Nelson (Middletown, CT) shot on the power play to put Amherst on the board, and Charlie Blyth (Beaconsfield, Quebec) went in shorthanded to give the Lord Jeffs a 2-1 lead into second intermission.

Rogers scored what stood up as the game-winner when his wrist shot from the right circle deflected off a Beacon defenseman past goaltender Mike Snuggs (Colorado Springs, CO).

Tom Yerkes (Plymouth, MA) made it a one-goal game with 2:12 left in the third period, and the Beacons had an excellent chance to tie it with Snuggs pulled for the extra skater. Lord Jeff goalie Chris Addesa (Andover, MA) made a tough save on Sean Sweeney's (Randolph, MA) low wrist shot in the closing seconds to preserve the win for Amherst.

Amherst snapped a three-game winless streak and improved to 7-5-1 overall and 5-3-1 in ECAC East play. UMass-Boston lost its fourth straight to fall to 4-10 overall, 2-7 in the ECAC East.

Amherst (7-5-1)			0	2	1 -- 3
UMass-Boston (4-10)		1	0	1 -- 2

Per.	Time	Team	Goal by			Assist(s)
1	1:06	UMB	Jamie Graham		Joe Campanale, David Graham
2	6:02	A	Mike Noone (pp)		Buster Nelson, Andy Jones
2	13:15	A	Charlie Blyth (sh)	Tim Kelly
3	14:24	A	Matt Rogers		Rob MacDonald, Darce Swaggert
3	17:48	UMB	Tom Yerkes		Chris Loguidice, Matt Anthony

Goalie Saves: A Chris Addesa 21, UMB Mike Snuggs 32.

Taken from a UMass-Boston press release

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