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Allison Aldrich '04
Senior tri-captain Allison Aldrich tallied her 150th career point on Saturday.

Third-Ranked Jeffs Defeat No. 13 Wesleyan, 13-7

April 17, 2004

MIDDLETOWN, CT - The third-ranked Amherst College women's lacrosse team overcame a 4-0 first-half deficit to defeat 13th-ranked NESCAC and Little Three host Wesleyan University 13-7 on Saturday. The Jeffs poured in five straight goals to close the opening frame, including a goal by senior tri-captain Allison Aldrich (Cornwall, VT), giving her 150 career points. Amherst senior tri-captain Liz Martin (Baltimore, MD) and junior Ashley Harmeling (N. Reading, MA) each netted five goals in the win as the Jeffs improved to 10-1 (6-1 NESCAC), while Wesleyan fell to 8-4 (3-4 NESCAC).

Wesleyan senior Martina McPherson and junior Becca Vogel each netted a pair of goals to build a 4-0 lead in the first 10 minutes of play. Amherst finally got on the board at the 15:14-mark as Martin scored on a free-position shot, which ignited four more scores to give the Jeffs a 5-4 edge before the break. Martin posted another unassisted tally, and Aldrich, Harmeling and sophomore Scotty Hanley (Sparks, MD) also scored during the run.

Amherst took control in the second half, scoring six of the first seven goals, including four by Harmeling. The Cardinals tried to rally as junior Emily Pfeiffer and first-year Courtney Tetrault each found the net in the final three minutes, but Martin answered both goals with scores of her own, leaving her two points shy of the 300-career point plateau.

Hanley had a pair of scores on the day, while Harmeling dished out a trio of assists, increasing her NESCAC-leading point total to 76 with 43 goals and 33 assists. Aldrich and sophomore Caitie Parker (Bethesda, MD) each dealt an assist as well. Vogel finished with three goals and an assist to lead the Cardinals, and senior Bernadette Doykos had two assists.

Amherst junior Olivia D’Ambrosio (Farmington, CT) collected 12 saves in goal, while Wesleyan senior Meriel Darzen nabbed 10.

Amherst returns to action Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. against visiting NESCAC foe Tufts University.