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Scotty Hanley '06
Sophomore Scotty Hanley scored the game's first two goals and assisted on two others.

Second-Ranked Jeffs Remain Unbeaten with 17-6 Win at Bates

March 28, 2004

LEWISTON, ME - With three goals each from junior Ashley Harmeling (N. Reading, MA) and seniors Liz Martin (Baltimore, MD) and Allison Aldrich (Cornwall, VT), the defending national champion Amherst College womenís lacrosse team improved to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in conference play with a 17-6 win at NESCAC rival Bates College on Sunday. The win was Amherstís second in as many days after Saturdayís 18-10 win over 17th-ranked Colby College.

The Jeffs - ranked second nationally behind NESCAC foe Middlebury College - jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the opening period and never looked back, courtesy of a pair of Scotty Hanley (Sparks, MD) scoring strikes and consecutive tallies by sophomore Caitie Parker (Bethesda, MD), Harmeling and Aldrich over the first 10:15. Bates finally cracked the scoring column midway through the period, but Harmeling answered with two more goals to up the lead to 7-1. Bates managed a pair of goals within a 2:26 stretch later in the period to cut the lead to 7-3 at the break.

Just as it had in the first period, Amherst opened the second with yet another 5-0 flurry, with Martin connecting three times, coupled with goals by Aldrich and reigning Inside Lacrosse Division III National Player of the Week Jackie Sargent (Concord, MA). That opening barrage pretty much put the game out of reach, and Amherst outscored Bates 5-3 the rest of the way on tallies by Aldrich and rookies Liz Wise (Scarsdale, NY), Alyssa Briody (Hopewell, NJ) and Catherine Goold (Chevy Chase, MD), who each scored their first career goals.

Harmeling dished out a trio of assists in addition to scoring three times. Hanley dished out two assists as well to finish with four points on the afternoon. Junior netminder Olivia DíAmbrosio (Farmington, CT) finished with 13 saves, upping her career record to 5-0.

Bates fell to 4-4 overall and 0-3 in NESCAC play with the loss.

Amherst returns to action Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at NESCAC rival Trinity College.