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Lyn Wojcik '06
First-year back Lyn Wojcik fends off Conn.'s Maggie Driscoll in Sunday's NESCAC Quarterfinal

Jeffs Fall to Conn. College 2-1 in NESCAC Tournament Quarterfinals

November 3, 2002

AMHERST, MA - After downing conference foe Connecticut College in its season-opener, the fourth-seeded Amherst College women's soccer team fell to fifth-seeded Conn., 2-1, in Saturday's NESCAC Postseason Tournament Quarterfinal at Hitchcock Field. The defending NESCAC Champion Jeffs had their six-game unbeaten streak snapped, falling to 8-5-2 on the season, and are now a long shot to receive an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.

The visiting Camels drew first blood 28:09 into the contest when senior forward Lauren Luciano (Longmeadow, MA) chipped a shot over Jeff senior goalkeeper Brooke Diamond (Longmeadow, MA) as she came out of the net to try and smother the ball. Amherst countered in the 67th minute when sophomore midfielder Ashley Harmeling (N. Reading, MA) fired a pass across the box that was accidentally deflected into the back of the net by a Camel defender, evening the score at 1-1 and giving Harmeling her team-leading ninth goal of the season. Shortly thereafter, Harmeling had another great opportunity when she turned and blasted a shot from 18-yards out, only to have Camel sophomore goalie Paige Diamond (Longmeadow, MA) make a spectacular diving save.

Conn. College sophomore midfielder Christa Thoeresz (Portland, OR) notched the game-winner with just under nine minutes remaining when she booted a sharp-angled laser from the left side that skipped just inside the right post. Brooke Diamond finished with three saves for the Jeffs while her counterpart and younger sister Paige Diamond recorded six for Conn.

The Camels improved to 10-4-1 overall and return to action Saturday, November 9 at 11 a.m. for the NESCAC Tournament Semifinals against top-seeded host Tufts University, fresh off a first-round bye. No. 3 Williams College will square off against No. 2 Bowdoin College in Saturday's second semifinal match-up at 1:30 p.m. with the winners advancing to the NESCAC Championship Sunday at Noon.


Sunday, November 3, 2002

 

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#5 Conn. College (10-4-1)

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#4 Amherst College (8-5-2)

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SCORING:
C - Lauren Luciano (Maggie Driscoll, Kelly Roman) 28:09
A - Ashley Harmeling (unassisted) 66:15
C - Christa Thoeresz (unassisted) 81:04

GOALKEEPING:
C - Paige Diamond (90:00, 1 GA, 6 saves)
A - Brooke Diamond (90:00, 2 GA, 3 saves)

SHOTS:
C - 8; A - 15

CORNER KICKS:
C - 3; A - 11