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Greg Donohue '03
Senior defender Greg Donohue picked up five ground balls and dished out an assist in Tuesday's victory.

Jeffs Outlast Conn. College, 7-6

April 22, 2003

AMHERST, MA - The Amherst College men's lacrosse team improved to 9-3 overall and 6-2 in conference play with a 7-6 victory over visiting Connecticut College Tuesday afternoon at Hitchcock Field. Junior midfielder Mike Allison (W. Nyack, NY) tallied three goals to lead the Jeffs, while senior Cushing Donelan (Noroton, CT) was stellar in net, turning aside 13 Camel shots.

Connecticut drew first blood when senior attackman Dan Hawxhurst (Huntington Station, NY) backed in on a defender and unleashed a scorching right-handed shot from 10 yards out, giving the visitors a 1-0 lead heading into the second quarter. After Camel senior middie Mike Hasenauer (Weston, CT) scored, the Jeffs countered when Allison - who is the reigning NESCAC Player of the Week - bounced a shot through sophomore goalie Topher Grossman's (Villanova, PA) legs, evening the score at 2-2 at the end of the opening half.

The Jeffs notched a pair of strikes to jump ahead, 4-2. However, Camel senior attackman Kevin Burke (Beverly, MA) tickled the twine twice to knot the score at 4-4. The teams then exchanged goals to head into the final quarter tied at 5-5. Amherst regained the lead when sophomore midfielder Joaquin Walker (Denver, CO) dodged past a defender and hit the top corner of the net. Shortly thereafter, senior middie Matt Margolis (Short Hills, NJ) ripped a low right-handed rocket from just inside the restraining line, extending the lead to 7-5. Burke scored with 1:23 remaining, cutting the deficit to 7-6, before Donelan smothered a shot from Hawxhurst to seal the win.

Grossman finished with 10 saves for the Camels. Amherst now has sole possession of second place in the NESCAC standings, while the Camels drop to sixth place with a record of 7-5 and 4-4.

The Jeffs return to action Saturday at 1 p.m. for their regular season finale at NESCAC and Little Three rival Williams College. The NESCAC Postseason Tournament is slated to begin on Sunday.

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