Amherst Wins Second Straight
Dierdre McCarthy '01 Scores 18 to Lead the Jeffs Past WPI

WORCESTER, Massachusetts -- Sophomore Dierdre McCarthy (Oradell, NJ) led five players on double figures with 18 points to lead the Lady Jeffs to a 79-56 win over the Engineers in Worcester. Amherst outscored WPI 19-10 over the last 7 minutes of the first half to break the game open and then used a 14-6 run in the first five minutes of the second half to win going away.

Senior Crystal Campaigne (Harvard, MA) had 13 points and 8 rebounds while junior Naomi Sullivan (Hudson, MA) added 11 points and 8 boards in the victory.

Sophomore guard Lynn Michalenka (Lincoln, RI) led WPI with 16 points.

The Jeffs head home to take on the women from Coast Guard this Tuesday evening (December 8) at 6:00 in LeFrak Gymnasium.

AMHERST (2-2) 40 39 79 (McCarthy 18 pts, Campaigne 13 pts)
WPI (2-4) 30 26 56 (Michalenka 16 pts)

Amherst Scoring:

Dierdre McCarthy 18 pts
Crystal Campaigne 13 pts
Naomi Sullivan 11 pts
Jannine Noel 10 pts
Cara Coscarelli 10 pts
Katie Hersey 6 pts
Becky Sacher 6 pts
Hallison Putnam 3 pts
Margaret Lischer 2 pts