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Scotty Hanley '06
Sophomore Scotty Hanley scored twice and dished out a pair of assists on Tuesday.

Third-Ranked Jeffs Hammer Springfield, 14-2

April 13, 2004

AMHERST, MA - The third-ranked Amherst College women's lacrosse team dominated visiting non-conference opponent Springfield College 14-2 on Tuesday. Amherst’s defense set the tone throughout, allowing just 11 total shots before the game was called due to inclement weather 20 minutes into the second half. Amherst senior tri-captain Liz Martin (Baltimore, MD) found the net five times and dished out one assist as the Jeffs improved to 9-1 on the year.

The Amherst offense was relentless in the opening frame, pouring in 12 goals. Reigning NESCAC Player of the Week senior Allison Aldrich (Cornwall, VT) broke the scoreless tie at the 1:47-mark, and the Jeffs never looked back. Martin earned her first tally on a free-position shot a few minutes later, and Aldrich and sophomore Caitie Parker (Bethesda, MD) pushed the lead to 4-0 with back-to-back scores, both off assists from junior Ashley Harmeling (N. Reading, MA). Martin continued her scoring attack with three straight goals over the next eight minutes, and sophomore Scotty Hanley (Sparks, MD) followed with consecutive scores of her own at the 16:17- and 20:14-marks, respectively. Harmeling found the net for the first time with just over six minutes left in the half and first-year Liz Wise (Scarsdale, NY) netted her second goal of the year off a Dana Kuper (Denver, CO) assist with 4:24 remaining. Martin capped the first-half scoring with her fifth and final score off Harmeling’s fourth assist of the game, and the Jeffs took a 12-0 lead into the break. Amherst junior netminder Olivia D’Ambrosio (Farmington, CT) stonewalled the Pride in the frame, collecting five of her game-high eight saves.

Springfield finally broke the ice as first-year Ashley Martell (Billerica, MA) found the net off an assist from junior Erin Looney (W. Springfield, MA) at the 5:50-mark. First-year Marjorie Yano (Columbus, OH) responded for the Jeffs with an unassisted tally, her second of the year. Junior Spring Silverman (Huntington Valley, PA) scored the visitors final goal, netting an unassisted score with just under 14 minutes to play. Harmeling found the net a second time, scoring off first-year Alyssa Briody’s (Hopewell, NJ) first collegiate assist at the 20:28-mark, but the officials called the game after the goal due to the storm.

Sophomores Kendra Gilpatric (Plymouth, NH) and Shannah Paddock (Dayton, OH) shared time in goal for Springfield, nabbing a combined eight saves as the Pride fell to 6-4 with the loss.

Amherst returns to action Saturday at Noon at NESCAC and Little Three rival Wesleyan University.

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