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Jeffs Play to Scoreless Tie Against Williams



Leslie Curren '05
Sophomore midfielder Leslie Curren's blast deflected off the crossbar in the first overtime

October 26, 2002

AMHERST, MA - The Amherst College women's soccer team played to a scoreless tie against visiting NESCAC and Little Three rival Williams College Saturday at Hitchcock Field. The Jeffs - unranked in Monday's NSCAA/adidas New England Regional Poll - are now unbeaten in their last five contests (4-0-1). The day also marked the final regular season home game for seniors Brooke Diamond (Longmeadow, MA), Katelyn McCabe (W. Hartford, CT), BriAnne Watkins (E. Northport, NY) and Katharine Shipley (Newton, MA), who have led the Jeffs to a stellar 46-16-7 record in four seasons, including the College's first-ever ECAC Championship in 2000 and an unprecedented run to the NCAA Championship game in 2001.

Diamond was impressive in net once again, notching five saves, including a spectacular stop in the 22nd minute off a scorching shot by Eph sophomore forward Hannah Stauffer (New Canaan, CT). The Jeffs best chance to score in regulation came in the 42nd minute when sophomore midfielder Ashley Harmeling (N. Reading, MA) came in alone but was stripped from behind by a Williams defender. The Ephs nearly pierced the scoring column in the 65th minute when junior forward Claire Samuel (Cleveland, OH) fired a rocket off the left post.

Amherst had the best scoring opportunity four minutes into the first overtime when sophomore midfielder Leslie Curren's (Arlington, MA) blast deflected off the crossbar. Eph sophomore goalkeeper Lindsay Starner (Windham, NH) finished the game uncontested. With the tie, the Jeffs move to 8-4-1 overall and 5-2-1 in conference play while Williams - ranked 23rd nationally and fourth in New England - moves to 9-3-1 and 5-2-1.

The Jeffs entered the day tied with the Ephs and Tufts University for the top spot in the NESCAC standings. Tufts can claim sole possession of first place with a victory at Middlebury College today. Amherst returns to action for its regular season finale Saturday at 11 a.m. at conference foe Trinity College, with the NESCAC Postseason Championship Tournament slated to begin November 3.


Saturday, October 26, 2002

 

  1  

  2  

  OT  

  2OT  

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  F

Williams College (9-3-1/5-2-1)

  0  

  0  

  0  

  0  

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  0

Amherst College (8-4-1/5-2-1)

  0  

  0  

  0  

  0  

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  0


SCORING:
None

GOALKEEPING:
W - Lindsay Starner (120:00, 0 GA, 0 saves)
A - Brooke Diamond (120:00, 0 GA, 5 saves)

SHOTS:
W - 9; A - 3

CORNER KICKS:
W - 6; A - 5