Amherst College Weekly Fall Sports Wrap-Up
Issue 5 for athletic events from October 7 - 12, 1997

 Football Rolls to 4-0 with Third Shutout of Season

Lord Jeff football earned its third shutout in four games with a 35-0 blanking of Colby to tie the record for most shutouts in a single season since NESCAC league play began in 1992. Previously, both Amherst and Williams held a trio of opponents scoreless in 1995, including each other in a muddy 0-0 tie in Williamstown.

Amherst continues to hold a commanding statistical lead on the NESCAC as the Jeffs have allowed merely 17 points and 666 yards in four games. Picking up where they left last year, Amherst is one of the stingiest defenses in the nation, allowing an average of 4.3 points per game to lead all of Division III and giving up only 166.5 yards per game as second-best in the country.

Defensive tackle Devin Moriarty (Springfield, MA) claims Amherst's third NESCAC Defensive Player of the Week honor in four weeks after leveling 12 tackles (5 solo) against the Mules, plus three of his team-leading seven sacks and blocking a punt. Teammate Brian Daoust (Dover, MA) was the outstanding rookie of the week, registering four tackles (three solo) and snagging an interception on the 1-yard line late in the fourth quarter to preserve the shutout.

Five Lord Jeffs scored against the White Mules though Amherst compiled only 222 yards of total offense. Rich Willard (Johnstown, NY) connected in the first half with senior wideouts Shaun Quigley (Chicopee, MA) and Colin Barnacle (Denver, CO) for 45- and 35-yard scores, respectively, before the Amherst running game tacked on three touchdowns in the third quarter.

Once again the Jeffs have relied on their defense and special teams for success. Inside linebacker Alex Tracy (Easton, MA) recovered a Mule fumble to set up Barnacle's touchdown in the second quarter before Moriarty's blocked a punt in the third quarter, recovered at the Colby 6 by Matt Hunt (Brockton, MA). Fullback Bob DiSabato (Westwood, MA) ran into the endzone four plays later as the junior's second touchdown of the season was sandwiched between scores by Darin Byrne (Winchester, MA) and Jeff Coviello (Harrison, NY).

Amherst leveled a total of 6 sacks against Colby as the Jeffs are fourth in the nation in rushing defense, holding opponents to 196 net yards after saddling losses of 267 on ill-protected quarterbacks and rushers. Likewise, Lord Jeff pass coverage places Amherst in the top-4 after allowing Colby only 59 yards in the air on 8-for-23 completions.

Saturday, October 11, 1997 at Seaverns Field, Waterville, Maine

Amherst (4-0)			7	7	21	0 -- 35
Colby (0-4)			0	0	0	0 -- 0

First Quarter
2:12	A Shaun Quigley 45 pass from Rich Willard (Liam Fleming kick)
Second Quarter
3:30	A Colin Barnacle 35 pass from Willard (Fleming kick)
Third Quarter
13:19	A Darin Byrne 7 run (Fleming kick)
9:00	A Bob DiSabato 2 run (Fleming kick)
0:11	A Jeff Coviello 3 run  (Fleming kick)
Attendance: 400

			Amherst		Colby
First Downs		7		14
Rushes-Yards		37-114		49-126
Passing Yards		108		59
Retern Yards		78		64
Passes			4-13-0		8-23-2
Punts			9-333		9-240
Fumbles-Lost		1-0		5-2
Penalties-Yards		7-68		5-53
Rushing: A Darin Byrne 14-57, Bob DiSabato 7-33, Jeff Coviello 5-21, Josh Carroll 5-18, Harold Henderson 4-5, Rich Willard 2-(-18). C Tom Keblin 26-90, Brian Souza 6-35, Adam Rolewicz 4-27, Don Gage 4-23, Miguel Gonzalez 1-7, Nate Bradley 6-(-33), Darren Ireland 1-(-11).
Passing: A Willard 11-4 108 yards, Mike Sweeney 2-0 0 yards. C Nate Bradley 18-7 50 yards, Matt Smith 5-1 9 yards.
Receiving: A Shaun Quigley 2-59, Colin Barnacle 1-35, Todd Haggerty 1-14. C Rolewicz 3-14, Brian DiBello 2-26, Souza 1-9, David Mcgeehan 1-7, Keblin 1-3.

Game Notes: Wesleyan (4-0) at Amherst (4-0)
Saturday, October 11, 1997 at Pratt Field, Amherst, Massachusetts

 Men's Soccer Still on the Rise as Fourth-Best in Nation

The Jeffs continue to cruise with a flawless 7-0-1 mark as the top-team in New England and No. 4 in the nation. Amherst is one of only three undefeated teams left in Division III, alongside sixth-ranked Macalester (7-0-3) and former national champion Wheaton (IL - 11-0-1).

Amherst posted a pair of wins this week over Trinity and Springfield. Junior Matt Diggs (Seattle, WA) posted goals in each game as he has scored in his last three straight.

Facing the Bantams, keeper Kevin Larner (Short Hills, NJ) made seven saves in 70 minutes against 12 determined Trinity shots. Against Springfield, however, Amherst powered the attack, drilling 23 shots on goal an earning eight corner kicks. Sophomore Gary Kegal (Woodway, WA) and Diggs each posted a goal and an assist each.

No.	Name			G	A	P
11	Andrew Kay '00		6	1	13
7	Matthew Diggs '99	4	3	11
4	Timothy Christian '98	4	0	8
9	Devin Talbott '98	3	1	7
10	Gary Kegal '00		1	2	4
3	Nate McDonald '98	1	1	3
5 	Brian Angelini '00E	0	2	2
12	Mike Grant '99		0	1	1
18	Mike Sullivan '98	0	1	1
Amherst Totals			19	12	50
Opponent Totals			8	7	23

Goalkeeping		W	L	T	Min	Svs	GA	Sv%	GAA	ShO
Kevin Larner '99	7	0	1	730	48	7	.873	0.86	3
Stephen Tornabene '01	0	0	0	20	3	1	.750	4.50	0
Amherst Totals		7	0	1	750	51	8	.864	0.96	3
Opponent Totals		0	7	1	750	48	13	.716	2.28	0

Current Record: 7-0-1
Last Week: 	Trinity, W 3-1
		at Springfield, W 3-2
This Week:	Wed Oct 15 Wheaton, 4:00pm
		Sat Oct 18 Wesleyan, 11:00am

 Women's Soccer Re-Enters National Top-10

Posting a 1-0 victory over archrival Williams, Amherst women's soccer is halfway to its fourth straight Little III title, which the Jeffs hope to claim this week against Wesleyan. In their career meetings with Williams, the six seniors have compiled a 3-0-1 record over the Ephs, tying the Class of '82 for the group's best showing against Williams. The Jeffs have won eight straight and are currently ranked second in the Metro region and they re-enter the national top-10 this week.

Katie Connelly (East Granby, CT) lifted a shot over the Eph keeper's head in the 52nd minute for the victory. Just three days earlier, the sophomore had fired off three shots before tending goal for 14 minutes in a 6-0 rout of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, formerly known as Trenton State. Tri-Captain Erika Johnson (Newton, MA) and sophomore Genny Furst (Deephaven, MN) each posted a pair of goals, while Furst also tacked on an assist.

No.	Name			G	A	P
15	Kathryn Hersey '99	6	2	14
8/1	Katie Connelly '00	3	3	9
9	Shaunette Richards '98	3	1	7
14	Ellie Hickerson '98	0	6	6
4	Genny Furst '00		2	1	5
11	Alexa Faigen '01	2	1	5
27	Laura Kochansky '98	2	0	4
24	Beth Leonard '98	1	1	3
3	Meg Riley '01		1	0	2
19	Kerry Weeks '98		0	2	2
12	Janinne Noel '99	0	1	1
18	Erika Johnson '98	0	1	1
22	Lauren Eichler '01	0	1	1
Opponent Own Goals		1	0	2
Amherst Totals			17	13	47
Opponent Totals			4	4	12

Goalkeeping		W	L	T	Min	Svs	GA	Sv%*	GAA	ShO
Sarah Fabian '98	9	1	0	946	72	4	.947	0.38	6
Katie Connelly '00	0	0	0	14	1	0	1.000	0.00	0
Amherst Totals		9	1	0	960	73	4	.948	0.38	6
Amherst Totals		1	9	0	960	126	24	.840	2.25	1

Current Record: 9-1
Last Week:	Mass College, W 6-0
		at Williams, W 1-0
This Week:	Thu Oct 16 Wheaton, 4:00pm
		Sat Oct 18 Wesleyan, 11:00am

 Field Hockey Holds on for 1-1 Week

The Jeffs rebounded from their first loss of the season to Middlebury by surviving a late-game scare by Smith to escape with a 3-2 victory. Irene Permut (Wilmington, DE) tallied a pair of goals while rookie Gretchen Bowe (Hampstead, NH) added her fifth of the season for a 3-0 lead.

But Amherst wasn't so lucky in Williamstown as a goal by Alie Stechenberg (Longmeadow, MA) was called back because of a dangerous play. Both teams roared on, creating several scoring opportunities each. But with eight seconds left in the game, the Ephs sent a ball into the Amherst cage for the game-winner to avenge last year's 1-0 loss in Amherst.

No.	Name				G	A	P
2	Tyra Gettleman '00		8	1	17
12	Sandy Accordino '99		5	2	12
3	Gretchen Bowe '01		5	1	11
11	Alie Stechenberg '00		3	0	6
24	Heather Kestner '98		2	2	6
4	Irene Permut '99		3	3	9
22	Marnie Huffman-Green '99	1	2	4
20	Kristen Osborn '01		1	1	3
25	Risa Ravitz '00			1	0	2
9	Carline Kelly '01		0	1	1
10	Aleni Pappas '00		0	1	1
Amherst Totals				29	14	72
Opponent Totals				7	2	15

Goalkeeping	W	L	T	Min	Svs	PC	GA	Sv%	GAA	ShO
Jes Rich '99	8	2	0	718	32	38	7	.821	0.68	6
Amherst Totals	8	2	0	718	32	38	7	.821	0.68	6
Opponent Totals	2	8	0	718	132	140	29	.820	2.83	1

Current Record: 8-2
Last Week:	at Smith, W 3-2
		at Williams, L 0-1
This Week:	Sat Oct 18 Wesleyan, 11:00am

 Women's Tennis Wins Third Straight Little III Crown

Amherst captured its third straight Little III title in Williamstown with a 6-3 victory over the Ephs last Sunday. The Jeffs had already plowed through Wesleyan 8-0 five days earlier behind the debut of Jamie Cohen (Rye, NY) at first-flight singles. The rookie had claimed the crown in both the singles and doubles draws at the Rolex Championship, titles that qualify her to participate in the Rolex National Small College Championship at the end of the month. Cohen is currently 11-0 in singles competition while she and partner Carolyn Pastel (Old Lyme, CT) have won their last seven straight.

Individual Records	Singles		Doubles
Jamie Cohen '01		11-0		8-2
Pam Diamond '99		7-3		8-2
Neely Steinberg '99	9-1		8-2
Sam Toerge '99		4-3		5-3
Patti Jo '01		4-3		1-3
Carolyn Pastel '01	4-2		7-1
Sally Childs '98	1-0		5-1

Current Record: 6-0
Last Week:	Wesleyan, W 8-0
		at Williams, W 6-3
This Week:	Sat Oct 18 Middlebury, 12:00pm

 Volleyball 2-2 for Week

The Firedogs posted a 2-2 week against NESCAC competition. Amherst brought home a 3-1 victory over Trinity from Hartford, Connecticut before going 1-2 at the Bowdoin Invitational. After disposing of the Polar Bears in three games, the Firedogs found themselves on the other end as Colby claimed a 3-1 victory to avenge an earlier loss. Sophomore Erin Greenspun (Santa Monica, CA) and junior Nell Berens (Hamilton, MI) both earned recognition on the six-member All-Tournament team.

Current Record: 15-7
Last Week:	at Trinity, W 3-1
		at Bowdoin Invitational, 3rd place
		    Bowdoin, W 3-0
		    Tufts, L 2-3
		    Colby, L 1-3
This Week:	Sat Oct 18 NESCAC Quad at Bowdoin

 Cross Country

Fri Oct 17 New Englands at Franklin Park

 Golf

Sat-Sun Oct 18-19 Women at ECACs
Mon-Tue Oct 20-21 Men at New Englands at Seabury

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