Amherst Defeats Trinity, 10-8

AMHERST, Massachusetts -- Amherst College (7-4) rattled off five goals in the closing ten minutes of play to lead the Jeffs to a 10-8 victory over Trinity College (4-4). Amherst next travels to Little III rival Wesleyan for a 2:30 meeting on Saturday.

The Bantams put themselves on the scoreboard just 1:08 after the opening whistle behind rookie Mark Tassie (Hopewell, NJ). The teams traded goals throughout the first half as Trinity took a 4-3 lead into the break, and the Bantams extended their lead to 6-3 midway through the third on Tassie's third goal of the day.

Amherst launched its offensive late in the third as the Jeffs took 15 shots on net that quarter. Junior quad-captain Payson Bullard (Wilton, CT) notched his second of three goals to spark a four-goal run that gave Amherst a 7-6 lead midway through the fourth quarter. Evan Levine (Longmeadow, MA) tied the match at 7-7 two minutes later.

Amherst fired off the next three goals in a two minute span, kicked off by the second goal of the game by junior quad-captain Todd Nichols (Skaneateles, NY) and capped by Bullard's final goal with 1:11 remaining.

Rookie keeper Corey Simonson (Brookline, MA) made nine saves for the Jeffs while sophomore goalie Matt Jerry (West Hartford, CT) stopped 16 shots for Trinity. Amherst outshot the Bantams 46-19.

Trinity (4-4)	3	1	2	2 -- 8
Amherst (7-4)	2	1	2	5 -- 10

Trinity		G	A	p		Amherst		G	A	P
Mark Tassie	3	0	3		Payson Bullard	3	0	3
Evan Levine	2	0	2		Todd Nichols	2	0	2
Bobby Souers	1	0	1		Sam Altman	1	1	2
Joe Brantuk	1	0	1		Kyle Bohannon	1	1	2
Brian Byrne	1	0	1		Todd Robin	1	1	2
Andy Hayes	0	1	1		Robbie Gibson	1	1	2
Pliny Reynolds	0	1	1		Andy Neviaser	1	0	1
Totals		8	2	10		Jason Sowers	0	1	1
						Matt Roy	0	1	1
						Totals		10	6	16
Shots: A 46, T 19.
Goalie Saves: A Corey Simonson 9, T Matt Jerry 16.
Ground Balls: A 36, T 31.
Penalties: A 7 for 5:30, T 10 for 7:00.
Extra Man: A 2/10, T 1/7.
Faceoffs Won: A 10, T 11.

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