Amherst College Men's Lacrosse
Simonson Named Second Team All-ECAC
June 22 - Amherst College senior goalkeeper Corey Simonson (Brookline, MA) was announced as a member of the ECAC 2001 Division III New England Men's Lacrosse All-Star Second Team after leading the Jeffs to the conference's inaugural postseason championship tournament. Full Story
Simonson Tabbed First Team All-NESCAC
May 10 - Amherst College senior goalkeeper Corey Simonson was named First Team All-NESCAC on Thursday after leading the Jeffs' men's lacrosse team to a berth in the conference's inaugural postseason championship tournament. Tabbed a pre-season All-American by Inside Lacrosse Magazine, Simonson was among the conference's leading goalkeepers all season and finished the 2001 campaign with a stellar 9.67 goals against average and 0.58 save percentage. Full Story
M-Lax Eliminated at Wesleyan, 16-11
May 1 - The Amherst men's lacrosse team ended its season with a 16-11 loss at Wesleyan University in the quarterfinal round of the inaugural NESCAC Postseason Championship Tournament on Tuesday. The host Cardinals jumped out to an 8-1 lead over the first 19 minutes and never looked back, despite a valiant Amherst comeback attempt. Chris Condlin, Eric Edelson and Harlow Voorhees each scored twice for the Jeffs, who finished their season at 5-8. Full Story
Jeffs Set for Inaugural NESCAC Championship Tournament
April 29 - The Amherst College men's and women's lacrosse teams have both qualified for the inaugural New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Tournament championships in their respective sports, and the two teams will both be in action in Tuesday afternoon quarterfinals. The men, who finished the regular season 5-7, 2-7 in the 10-team league, finished tied with Bates College for the final spot in the seven-team draw but held the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Bobcats, and will travel to second-seeded Wesleyan University (14-1, 8-0 NESCAC) in one of three first-round games on Tuesday. The women, who finished the regular season in dramatic fashion with an 8-7 double-overtime victory at arch-rival Williams College on Saturday, earned the second seed in the seven-team women's draw, and will host seventh-seeded Connecticut College (6-8, 3-6 NESCAC) in quarterfinal action on Hitchcock Field. Full Story
Men's Lax Drops Regular-Season Finale to Williams, 14-6
April 28 - The Amherst College men's lacrosse team posted a 14-6 loss in its regular-season finale at NESCAC rival Williams College on Saturday, ending its 2001 slate with a six-game losing streak to fall to 5-7 overall and 2-7 in conference play. Meanwhile, Williams, which entered the game with its own six-game losing skid, posted its first home, NESCAC and Little III win of the season to finish at 3-11 (1-6 NESCAC). Full Story
Conn. Holds Off Men's Lax, 11-9
April 26 - Down 10-4 in the fourth quarter, the Jeffs rallied with five unanswered goals over a 10-minute span to cut the lead to 10-9. However, Amherst would not get any closer as visiting Connecticut College won its eighth game of the season, 11-9. Senior attackman Rob Travieso scored three goals while adding two assists, and classmate Matt Rousseau chipped in four goals of his own for Conn.
Big First Quarter Leads No. 20 Bowdoin Past
April 21 - A 6-1 first-quarter edge was all that the visiting Bowdoin
College men's lacrosse team would need on Saturday, as they traded goals with host Amherst over
the final three periods to take a 10-5 victory in a key NESCAC contest. Alex Ellis scored two
goals and added a pair of assists for Bowdoin, while Wendell Simonson scored a pair of goals on
his twin brother Corey, who made eight saves in a losing effort for the Jeffs.
Jeffs Drop Third Straight, 10-9, to Tufts
April 18 - Amherst jumped out to a 7-3 halftime lead but couldn't hold off a surging Tufts University offense in the second half, as the Jeffs fell to the visiting Jumbos 10-9 in a NESCAC men's lacrosse matchup on Wednesday. Junior Tufts attackman Jon Zissi led the way with a game-high six points on three goals and three assists, while junior midfielder David Supple added the game-winner with 2:31 remaining in regulation. The Jumbos improved to 7-4 overall and 3-3 in conference play, while Amherst fell to 5-4 and 2-4 with its third straight loss.
Second-Half Rally Lifts Wesleyan Past
April 14 - Wesleyan University senior John Landay (Baltimore, MD) scored
three of his game-high four goals as part of a game-ending 5-0 run for the Cardinals, who
rallied from a 6-4 third-quarter deficit to knock off host Amherst College 9-6 in NESCAC and
Little III men's lacrosse action on Saturday. Landay and junior Mark Ungar (Setuaket, NY)
accounted for seven of Wesleyan's nine goals, as the Cardinals remain perfect in NESCAC play,
upping their record to 10-1 (4-0 NESCAC). Senior Rob Gibson paced the Jeffs with two goals and
two assists, while classmate Corey Simonson posted 16 saves in a losing effort for the Jeffs.
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