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More 2003 Women's Lacrosse Stories

Amherst Women's Lacrosse, Tennis Teams Vie for Respective National Championships this Week
May 13 - After advancing through their respective NCAA Tournaments with resounding wins in regional play, the Amherst College women’s lacrosse and women’s tennis teams will each vie for a coveted national championship this week. The third-ranked women’s lacrosse team has advanced all the way to the NCAA Semifinals - hosted by St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY - and will face the second-ranked College of New Jersey, Saturday at 11:30 a.m. The women’s tennis team, ranked fourth in the latest ITA national poll, opens play in the NCAA Elite Eight - hosted by the University of Redlands (CA) - Wednesday at 1 p.m., with a quarterfinal matchup against sixth-ranked DePauw University. Full Story

Third-Ranked Jeffs Advance to Final Four with 12-5 Win Over Fourth-Ranked Gettysburg
May 11 - Senior attacker Erin Beaumont tallied a game-high four goals while classmate attacker Laura Schifter dished out four assists for the second consecutive game as the third-ranked Amherst women's lacrosse team rolled to a 12-5 victory over fourth-ranked host Gettysburg College in the NCAA Tournament Regional Championship on Sunday. The Jeffs will meet the second-ranked College of New Jersey - which ousted Mary Washington, 11-5 - in the "Final Four" on Saturday at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York. Full Story

Third-Ranked Jeffs Advance to NCAA Regional Championship with 20-9 Victory Over 16th-Ranked SUNY Cortland
May 10 - After earning an at-large bid, the third-ranked Amherst women's lacrosse team advanced to the NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals for the third consecutive year with a 20-9 victory over 16th-ranked SUNY Cortland Saturday afternoon at Gettysburg College. The Jeffs will meet fourth-ranked Gettysburg - which downed the University of Scranton, 18-11, in Saturday's other regional semifinal - Sunday at 1 p.m. The winner will appear in the "Final Four", which is slated to begin Saturday at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York. Full Story

Amherst Places Nine on Women's, Men's Lacrosse All-NESCAC Teams
May 8 - Amherst placed a combined nine players on the respective All-NESCAC teams for men’s and women’s lacrosse, which were announced by the conference office on Thursday. On the women’s side, senior attack Abby Ouimet and junior midfielder Liz Martin were first-team selections, while junior attack Allison Aldrich, senior defender Annie Jamieson and senior goaltender Brooke Diamond earned second-team honors. Full Story

Third-Ranked Jeffs Earn At-Large Bid to NCAA Tournament, Will Face SUNY Cortland Saturday at Gettysburg
May 5 - After falling to top-ranked Middelbury in the NESCAC title game, the third-ranked Amherst women's lacrosse team earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament and will travel to Gettysburg College this Saturday for one of four NCAA Regionals. The Jeffs (14-2) will face 16th-ranked SUNY Cortland (14-4) in Saturday’s second regional semifinal - game time is set for 2 p.m. - after fourth-ranked Gettysburg (18-1) hosts Scranton (13-3) at 11:30 a.m. Saturday’s winners will meet in the NCAA quarterfinals Sunday at 1 p.m., also at Gettysburg. Full Story

Third-Ranked Jeffs Drop NESCAC Championship to Top-Ranked Middlebury, 9-5
May 4 - For the third consecutive season, the third-ranked and second-seeded Amherst women's lacrosse team dropped the NESCAC Tournament Championship game to top-ranked Middlebury, falling 9-5 on Sunday at Kohn Field. The Jeffs now await word of a probable at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, pairings for which will be announced on Sunday night. Full Story

Third-Ranked Jeffs Advance to NESCAC Title Game with 11-9 Victory Over Sixth-Ranked Williams
May 3 - The third-ranked and second-seeded Amherst women's lacrosse team edged sixth-ranked and third-seeded Williams College in the NESCAC Tournament Semifinals at Middlebury College on Saturday afternoon. The Jeffs will meet top-seeded host Middlebury College Sunday at Noon in the championship game for the third straight year. Full Story

Martin Named NESCAC Women's Lax Player of the Week; Hanley Named National Rookie of the Week by WomensLacrosse.com
April 29 - Amherst junior midfielder Liz Martin was named the NESCAC Women’s Lacrosse Player of the Week, while first-year attacker Scotty Hanley earned WomensLacrosse.com National Rookie of the Week honors on Tuesday. The duo helped lead the third-ranked Jeffs to a 3-0 week, with conference victories over Tufts and Williams, as well as a 15-9 win over visiting Wesleyan in the quarterfinals of the NESCAC Postseason Championship Tournament. Full Story

Third-Ranked Jeffs Rally to Down Wesleyan, 15-9, in NESCAC Tourney Quarterfinals
April 27 - After edging Williams College in overtime on Saturday, the third-ranked and second-seeded Amherst women's lacrosse team rallied to down visiting seventh-seed Wesleyan University, 15-9, in the quarterfinals of the NESCAC Postseason Tournament on Sunday at Hitchcock Field. Junior midfielder Liz Martin paced the Jeffs with five goals, while senior attacker Abby Ouimet tallied a pair and dished out four assists. Full Story

Ouimet Leads Third-Ranked Jeffs Past Williams in Overtime, 12-11
April 26 - Reigning NESCAC Player of the Week Abby Ouimet scored six goals, including the Jeffs’ last two in regulation and the game-winner in overtime, to lift the third-ranked Amherst women’s lacrosse team to a dramatic 12-11 win at sixth-ranked Williams on Saturday. With the victory, Amherst claims the outright Little Three title and the second seed in the NESCAC Postseason Championship Tournament. The Jeffs open tournament play Sunday at noon against the No. 7 seed, Wesleyan. Full Story

Third-Ranked Jeffs Hammer No. 20 Tufts, 13-6
April 23 - Visiting Amherst kept Tufts University scoreless for the first 42 minutes and built an 11-0 lead en route to a 13-6 victory in NESCAC Women's Lacrosse action on Wednesday Afternoon at Kraft Field. The victory was the sixth straight for Amherst (11-1, 7-1 NESCAC), the third-ranked team in the nation this week. Tufts, ranked 20th, fell below .500 to 5-6 overall and 1-6 in the conference. Full Story

Allison and Ouimet Earn NESCAC Men's, Women's Lax Player of the Week Honors
April 22 - Amherst swept NESCAC Player of the Week honors in men's and women's lacrosse on Monday after each team finished 2-0 on the week. Senior attacker Abby Ouimet won the award on the women's side, combining for six goals and six assists in wins over Springfield College and conference-rival Bowdoin. Junior attackman Mike Allison claimed the men's award with seven goals and an assist in conference wins over Tufts University and Bowdoin. Full Story

Third-Ranked Jeffs Outlast Bowdoin, 16-11
April 19 - The third-ranked Amherst women's lacrosse team improved to 10-1 overall and 6-1 in conference play with a 16-11 victory over visiting 17th-ranked Bowdoin College Saturday afternoon at Hitchcock Field. It was also the final regular season home game for seniors Brooke Diamond, Annie Jamieson, BriAnne Watkins, Molly O'Connor, Erin Beaumont, Laura Schifter, Mary Kate Allen and Abby Ouimet. Full Story

Third-Ranked Jeffs Upend Springfield, 20-9
April 15 - Senior midfielder Mary Kate Allen notched a game-high four goals, while senior Brooke Diamond and sophomore Olivia D'Ambrosio combined to finish with seven saves as the third-ranked Amherst women's lacrosse team downed non-league foe Springfield College, 20-9, Tuesday at Benedum Field. Full Story

Third-Ranked Jeffs Down Conn., 17-8
April 13 - Senior attacker Abby Ouimet tallied five goals and classmate netminder Brooke Diamond turned aside 17 shots as the third-ranked Amherst women's lacrosse team downed NESCAC foe Connecticut College, 17-8, Sunday afternoon. Jeff senior midfielder Mary Kate Allen also chipped in with three goals. Full Story

Third-Ranked Jeffs Outlast Wesleyan, 15-10
April 12 - The third-ranked Amherst women's lacrosse team improved to 7-1 overall with a 15-10 victory over visiting NESCAC and Little Three rival Wesleyan University (5-4) on Saturday afternoon at Garber Field. Junior attacker Allison Aldrich paced the Jeffs with five goals, while classmate midfielder Liz Martin chipped in with four goals. Full Story

Third-Ranked Jeffs Steamroll Wellesley, 21-9
April 10 - The third-ranked Amherst women's lacrosse team improved to 6-1 overall with a non-league victory over visiting Wellesley College (4-7) Thursday afternoon at Hitchcock Field. Junior midfielder Liz Martin led the Jeffs with six goals and an assist, while senior middie Mary Kate Allen chipped in with a pair of goals and three assists. Full Story

Second-Ranked Jeffs Fall at Top-Ranked Middlebury, 16-5
April 6 - The second-ranked Amherst women's lacrosse team fell to top-ranked two-time defending NCAA champion Middlebury College, 16-5, Sunday at Kohn Artificial Field. With the loss, the Jeffs drop to 5-1 overall and 3-1 in league play, while the Panthers extended their winning streak to 41 games, improving to 6-0 and 4-0. Full Story

Second-Ranked Jeffs Upend Trinity, 11-6
April 2 - Senior attacker Abby Ouimet notched three goals and three assists to lead the second-ranked Amherst women's lacrosse team to an 11-6 victory over 13th-ranked Trinity College in a NESCAC matchup Wednesday afternoon at Hitchcock Field. Jeff junior midfielders Liz Martin and Jackie Sargent each added a trio of goals. Full Story

Second-Ranked Jeffs Rout Bates, 19-9
March 30 - After downing 14th-ranked Colby College yesterday, the second-ranked Amherst women's lacrosse team routed league-foe Bates College, 19-9, in a game that began at Hitchcock Field and ended at UMass on Sunday. Junior midfielder Liz Martin netted seven goals and dished out a pair of assists to lead the Jeffs to the win. Full Story

Second-Ranked Jeffs Down 14th-Ranked Colby, 17-12
March 29 - The second-ranked Amherst women's lacrosse team downed 14th-ranked Colby College, 17-12, in a NESCAC matchup Saturday at Hitchcock Field. Junior midfielder Liz Martin paced the Jeffs with six goals, while senior attacker Abby Ouimet chipped in with three goals and seven assists. Full Story

Second-Ranked Jeffs Roll Past St. Lawrence, 19-7
March 20 - Seniors Mary Kate Allen, Abby Ouimet and junior Liz Martin scored four goals each on Wednesday as the second-ranked Amherst women's lacrosse team concluded its stay in Panama City, Florida with a lopsided 19-7 win over St. Lawrence University. The Jeffs placed six players in the scoring column, as they improve to 2-0. Full Story

Second-Ranked Women's Lacrosse Upends Fourth-Ranked William Smith 12-11 in Season Opener
March 18 - After having Saturday's 1 p.m. season opener pushed back to 8 p.m. due to air travel delays, the second-ranked Amherst women's lacrosse team rebounded from a 7-2 halftime deficit to upend fourth-ranked William Smith College 12-11 in Panama City, Florida. Junior midfielder Jackie Sargent scored a trio of goals for Amherst, including an unassisted tally with 4:20 left in regulation that turned out to be the game winner. Full Story

Women's Lacrosse Ranked Second in IWLCA Preseason Poll
February 13 - One year removed from advancing to its second straight NCAA Final Four and third in the last four years, the Amherst women’s lacrosse team garnered a No. 2 national ranking in the 2003 IWLCA Division III Preseason Poll. The Jeffs open their season on Saturday, March 15, against fourth-ranked William Smith College in Panama City, Florida. Full Story

Women's Lacrosse Eyes Third Straight NCAA Final Four
January 28 - After a second consecutive trip to the NCAA Final Four, the Amherst women's lacrosse team returns a strong defense and nearly its entire attack. Senior tri-captain goalie Brooke Diamond will lead from the net this season, a year removed from a 2002 campaign that earned her IWLCA Division III Goaltender of the Year honors. Offensively, the news couldn’t be better for Amherst, which returns its entire attack, led by All-America senior Abby Ouimet and senior tri-captain Erin Beaumont, along with classmates Mary Kate Allen and Laura Schifter. Full Story

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