Amherst Edges out Williams, 13-12
Jeffs Win First Little III Title Since 1988

AMHERST, Massachusetts -- Senior attackman Andy Neviaser (Germantown, MD) posted a career-high four goals, including the game-winner, to lead Amherst College (9-6) to a 13-12 victory over archrival Williams College (8-5) on Hitchcock Field.

Neviaser kicked off scoring on the opening face-off with the first goal just 10 second into the game. Amherst led 5-2 after one quarter, but Williams outscored the Jeffs 5-1 in the second toward a 7-6 advantage on the first goal of the day by sophomore midfielder Andrew Jones.

The Jeffs tied the match at 7-7 with a shot by junior attackman Kyle Bohannon (Boca Raton, FL). Both teams traded goals toward a 10-10 tie heading into the final 15 minutes.

Junior quad-captain Todd Nichols (Skaneateles, NY) registered Amherst's 11th goal 40 seconds into the final quarter, but senior midfielder James Bell answered less than a minute later for Williams. Payson Bullard (Wilton, CT) notched his third goal of the day with 13:57 left to play, and Neviaser closed out Amherst scoring 1:57 later for a 13-11 Amherst lead.

Williams fought back for the remainder of the game, and Bell's third goal cut the Amherst advantage to 13-12 with 5:04 left to play. But a tenacious defense and 13 saves by rookie keeper Corey Simonson (Brookline, MA) preserved the lead for Amherst's first regulard season victory over Williams in a decade. Junior goalie John Servidea stopped 11 of Amherst's 36 shots.

Williams (8-5)		2	5	3	2 -- 12
Amherst (9-6)		5	1	4	3 -- 13

Williams		G	A	P	Amherst		G	A	P
John Moorhead		1	5	6	Andy Neviaser	4	0	4
James Bell		3	0	3	Sam Altman	1	3	4
Ollie Smith		2	0	2	Payson Bullard	3	0	3
Andrew Jones		2	0	2	Kyle Bohannon	1	2	3
Nicholas Weisser	1	1	2	Todd Nichols	1	1	2
Robert Adamo		0	2	2	Jason Sowers	1	1	2
Brady Murray		1	0	1	Todd Robin	1	1	2
Nicholas Martinelli	1	0	1	John Laufer	1	0	1
William Davidson	1	0	1	Totals		13	8	21
Michael Johnson		0	1	1
Totals			12	9	21
Shots: A 36, W 29.
Goalie Saves: A Corey Simonson 13, W John Servidea 11.
Ground Balls: A 51, W 31.
Penalties:
A 8 for 6:00, W 3 for 2:30.
Extra-Man Opportunities: A 1/3, W 3/8.
Faceoffs Won: A 19, W 10.

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