Ephs Pound Amherst, 9-0|
January 28, 2001
AMHERST, MA - Williams College first-year forward Molly Wasserman (Minnetonka, MN) scored five goals and assisted on two others as the visiting Ephs notched their 13th win in their last 14 games with a 9-0 shutout victory at Amherst College on Sunday.
Williams improved to 13-2 overall (11-2 ECAC), while Wasserman increased her league-leading scoring total to 42 points with 26 goals and 16 assists on the season.
The Ephs connected 18 seconds into the opening period when junior forward Caitlin Bowler (Hamilton, MA) tapped in a rebound off a missed shot by Wasserman past sprawling Amherst goaltender Heidi Alexander (Edina, MN).
Sophomore forward Lisa Haney (Ludlow, MA) then took a centering pass from classmate Sophie de la Barra (Dallas, TX) and rocketed a one-timer between Alexander's shin pads to push the lead to 2-0, before Wasserman took over and scored five of the Ephs' next six goals, including a short-handed tally 4:44 into the third period.
First-year forward Victoria Scott (Cambridge, MA) also cracked the scoring column with a right-handed wrister off a perfect feed from Wasserman midway through the second period, while linemate Liz Toomey (Milford, CT) capped the nine-goal onslaught with a with a nifty backhand just before the end of regulation.
Alexander was under siege all afternoon, posting 36 saves as Williams outshot the Jeffs 45-11. Meanwhile, Ephs goaltender Monelle Quevillon (Mascouche, Quebec) notched her third shutout of the season with a leisurely 11 save effort.
With the win, Williams remains in second place in the ECAC with 22 points, just one shy of front-running University of Vermont (11-6-1/11-1-1 ECAC). Amherst fell to 5-11 overall and awaits Friday's rematch against Wesleyan University, who the Jeffs defeated 4-3 on Dec. 8.