Will Ferrer '08
Photo by Sam Masinter
Sophomore midfielder Will Ferrer scored a goal and dealt a pair of assists in Tuesday's win.

Jeffs Earn First Win, Top Eastern Conn., 11-6

March 21, 2006

CLERMONT, FL – Junior attackman Derek Cherney (Chappaqua, NY) scored four goals and assisted on two others to lead the Amherst College men’s lacrosse team to its first win of the 2006 season, an 11-6 victory over Eastern Connecticut State University.  The Jeffs move to 1-1 on the year, while the Warriors drop to 1-3.

Amherst scored the first four goals of the game en route to a 10-1 lead, but saw the advantage slowly slip away as ECSU rallied to net five of the last six in the contest, the first meeting between the two schools.  Seven players cracked the scoring column for the Jeffs, however, making the gap too wide for the upset-minded Warriors to bridge, as Amherst held on for the win.

Senior Preseason All-America long-stick midfielder Andrew Wilcox (Brooklyn, NY) scored a pair of goals for the Jeffs, while fellow senior quad-captain Kevin Boova (Summit, NJ), junior Chris Hofmann (New Canaan, CT), sophomore Will Ferrer (Greenwich, CT) and rookies Brett Miller (Wantagh, NY) and Matt Himler (Manhasset, NY) each found the back of the net once. Ferrer also added a pair of assists.

Rookie netminder Matt Pietroforte (Brooklyn, NY) tallied 14 saves, while ECSU’s Kyle Savage stopped 13 Jeff shots.

Amherst returns to action on Saturday, March 24 at Trinity College at 1 p.m.