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Jeffs, Margolis, Pound Wheaton, 9-3
March 29, 2001

Corey Simonson '01
Senior goaltender Corey
Simonson was spectacular
in goal with 10 saves
NORTON, MA - The Amherst College men's lacrosse team ran its record to 2-0 on Thursday with a lopsided 9-3 win at non-league foe Wheaton College. Sophomore midfielder Matt Margolis (Short Hills, NJ) led the way with three goals and two assists as the Jeffs jumped out to a 5-1 halftime lead and pounded the host Lyons all afternoon long.

Six different Amherst players scored, including seniors Eric Edelson (Bethesda, MD) and Rob Gibson (South Salem, NY), junior Harlow Voorhees (Chevy Chase, MD), sophomore Chris Condlin (Baltimore, MD) and first-year Mike Allison (West Nyack, NY), while Edelson and first-year phenom Craig McBeth (Wyckoff, NJ) each added a pair of assists. Meanwhile, senior preseason All-American goaltender Corey Simonson (Brookline, MA) was stellar in the cage with 10 saves, turning away a number of legitimate scoring opportunities with a dizzying array of spectacular stops.

The Jeffs sprinted to a 3-1 lead in the opening period, with Wheaton's early goal coming from senior attackman Padgett Berthiaume (Spencer, MA) off a nice feed from freshman Zak Putnum (Cape Elizabeth, ME). However, Simonson and the Amherst defense-led by the physical play of veteran defensive midfielders Phil Cameron (Aurora, OH) and Mark Cahill (Newburyport, MA)-held the Lyons scoreless for the for the next two periods, effectively squashing the Wheaton attack in workmanlike fashion.

Wheaton forged a small resurgence with a pair of goals by Putnum and Berthiaume in the fourth period, but the ill-timed comeback proved to be too little too late. Simonson even took a break in the closing period, giving way to junior reserve Jay Garvey (Watertown, NY), who posted his first save of the season in the final five minutes.

Wheaton goaltender Bryant Denny (Fair Haven, NJ) was under constant siege and posted 12 saves out of sheer self-preservation, as the Jeffs outshot the Lyons by a wide margin.

The victory gave Amherst a two-game winning-streak to start the season and ran rookie head coach Tom Carmean's career-record to a perfect 2-0. The Jeffs-who also opened last season with a pair of wins, one of which came against Wheaton-are scheduled to return to action Saturday afternoon at 4:00 against NESCAC rival Colby College at Bates, weather permitting.

Wheaton (1-2) hosts Pilgrim League rival Maine Maritime Saturday at 3 p.m.
Thursday, March 29, 2001     1     2     3     4   --   F
Amherst (2-0)   3     2     2     2   --   9
Wheaton (1-2)   1     0     0     2   --   3

AC: Matt Margolis 3, Eric Edelson 2, Rob Gibson 1, Mike Allison 1, Harlow Voorhees 1, Chris Condlin 1
WC: Padgett Berthiaume 2, Zak Putnam 1

AC: Craig McBeth 2, Eric Edelson 2, Matt Margolis 1, Harlow Voorhees 1
WC: Zak Putnam 1, Scott Liston 1

AC: Corey Simonson, 10 saves (3 ga, 55 minutes) / Jay Garvey, 1 save (0 ga, 5 minutes)
WC: Bryant Denny, 12 saves (9 ga, 60 minutes)