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More 2003 Field Hockey Stories

Ryan Named NFHCA Division III North Senior All-Star
October 28 - Amherst senior co-captain Christine Ryan was one of just four field hockey players from the NESCAC named to the Division III North Senior All-Star Team, selected by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA), on Tuesday. Selected student-athletes will participate in the 2003 NFHCA Division III North/South Senior All-Star Game on Saturday, November 22 at 10 a.m. at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Penn. Full Story

16th-Ranked Jeffs Drop Overtime Loss at No. 14 Williams, 4-3
October 25 - The 16th-ranked Amherst field hockey team fell in overtime at 14th-ranked NESCAC and Little Three archrival Williams College on Saturday, 4-3. Williams junior Tara Boyd found the cage just under four minutes into the extra period to give the host Ephs the win. Amherst junior Erin Leydon scored twice for the Jeffs and sophomore Katherine Skrivan added her fifth goal of the year. Full Story

16th-Ranked Jeffs Defeat Conn. College, 4-2
October 22 - The 16th-ranked Amherst field hockey team defeated visiting NESCAC rival Connecticut College 4-2 on Wednesday, led by two goals and an assist from junior Tyler Kelly. Sophomore Katherine Skrivan and junior Erin Leydon added goals, and senior co-captain Christine Ryan had two assists in the win. Full Story

16th-Ranked Jeffs Upset by Visiting Wesleyan, 2-1, in Overtime
October 18 - Junior co-captain Jenn Wasserman broke a 1-1 tie with 1:15 left in overtime as the Wesleyan University field hockey team spoiled Amherst Homecoming with a 2-1 upset win over the 16th-ranked Lord Jeffs on Saturday. Wasserman’s game-winner, which came off an assist from fellow co-captain Mara Gross, lifted the Cardinals to 6-6 overall and 2-4 in NESCAC play, while the Jeffs fell to 8-3 (4-2 NESCAC) with just their second conference loss. Full Story

No. 17 Jeffs Win at No. 19 Colby, 3-2
October 11 - Senior co-captain Christine Ryan scored the game winner with 5:40 remaining in regulation to lift the 17th-ranked Amherst field hockey team to a 3-2 victory at 19th-ranked NESCAC rival Colby College on Saturday. The Jeffs improved to 8-2 (4-1 NESCAC) as junior Tyler Kelly scored twice in the first half and sophomore Katherine Skrivan had nine saves in her first collegiate start in goal. Full Story

No. 17 Jeffs Defeat Keene State, 3-1
October 9 - The 17th-ranked Amherst field hockey team defeated visiting non-conference foe Keene State College on Thursday, 3-1. The Jeffs used goals from senior co-captain Christine Ryan and sophomores Erin O’Hare and Katherine Skrivan to improve to 7-2 on the year. Full Story

No. 13 Jeffs Fall to Fourth-Ranked Middlebury, 3-2
October 4 - Off to its best start in school history, visiting fourth-ranked Middlebury College remained undefeated at 8-0 overall and 5-0 in NESCAC play with a 3-2 field hockey win at 13th-ranked Amherst College on Saturday. The loss was Amherst’s second straight after starting the season with six consecutive victories. Full Story

13th-Ranked Jeffs Post First Loss, 3-1, at Mt. Holyoke
October 1 - The 13th-ranked Amherst field hockey team fell 3-1 at Mt. Holyoke College on Wednesday. Senior co-captain Christine Ryan scored her third goal of the year, but the Jeffs dropped to 6-1 with their first loss of the season. Full Story

Cosentino Named womensfieldhockey.com National Player of the Week
October 1 - Amherst junior goalie K.C. Cosentino was named the NCAA Division III National Player of the Week by womensfieldhockey.com on Wednesday after leading the Jeffs to a 3-0 win over 17th ranked Springfield College and a 2-1 overtime victory over previously undefeated and fifth-ranked NESCAC rival Bowdoin College. Full Story

Skrivan Named Co-NESCAC Player of the Week; Jeffs Climb to 13th in National Rankings
September 30 - Amherst sophomore midfielder Katherine Skrivan was named the Co-NESCAC Field Hockey Player of the Week after scoring the deciding goal in last Wednesday’s 3-0 win over 17th-ranked Springfield, and the tying goal in Saturday’s 2-1 overtime win over fifth-ranked Bowdoin. Now a perfect 6-0 overall and 3-0 in conference play, the Jeffs pierced the national rankings for the first time on Monday at No. 13 in the STX/NFHCA Coaches Poll. Full Story

Jeffs Remain Undefeated, Upend Fifth-Ranked Bowdoin on Carr-Harris' Overtime Goal
September 27 - Rookie midfielder Rachel Carr-Harris netted her first career goal with 2:06 left in the first overtime as the Amherst field hockey team improved to 6-0 overall and 3-0 in conference play with a 2-1 win over previously-undefeated and fifth-ranked Bowdoin College on Saturday. Full Story

Jeffs Shut Out 17th-Ranked Springfield, 3-0
September 25 - The Amherst field hockey team shut out No. 17 Springfield College on Wednesday, 3-0, using goals from senior co-captain Christine Ryan, fellow senior Lauren Sozio and sophomore Katherine Skrivan to earn their fifth consecutive win and remain undefeated. Full Story

Jeffs Remain Unbeaten with 2-1 Victory at Bates
September 20 - The Amherst field hockey team improved to 4-0 (2-0 NESCAC) with a 2-1 victory at NESCAC rival Bates College on Saturday, as senior co-captain Christine Ryan scored the game-winner with 2:20 left in regulation. Lauren Sozio added her second goal of the year for the Jeffs. Full Story

Jeffs Win On Penalty Strokes at Smith, 1-0
September 18 - The Amherst field hockey team outlasted Smith College through two overtimes and emerged victorious after two rounds of penalty strokes on Thursday, 1-0. NESCAC Player of the Week and ECAC Goalie of the Week, junior K.C. Cosentino, stonewalled the host Pioneers for 100 minutes of play, collecting five saves and turning away eight consecutive penalty strokes en route to her second straight shutout. Full Story

Cosentino Adds ECAC Goaltender of the Week to List of Honors
September 17 - Already named the NESCAC Field Hockey Player of the Week on Monday, Amherst junior goaltender K.C. Cosentino earned another award on Wednesday - ECAC Division III Goaltender of the Week. Cosentino currently boasts the third best goals against average in the NESCAC (0.50) and is fourth in saves per game at 9.50. Full Story

Cosentino Named NESCAC Player of the Week
September 15 - After leading Amherst to a 2-0 start with wins over Wellesley and Tufts, junior goalie K.C. Cosentino was named the NESCAC Field Hockey Player of the Week on Monday. Cosentino tallied eight saves in the Jeffs’ season-opening 2-1 win over visiting Wellesley. She then earned her second career shutout with 11 saves in a 1-0 win at conference rival Tufts, despite being outshot 24-2. Full Story

Jeffs Win NESCAC Opener at Tufts
September 13 - The Amherst College field hockey team defeated Tufts University 1-0 in its NESCAC opener to improve to 2-0 (1-0 NESCAC) on the season. Junior goalkeeper K.C. Cosentino had 11 saves and earned her second career shutout for the Jeffs, while senior forward Lauren Sozio put home the game-winner on a pass from first-year Rachel Carr-Harris. Full Story

Amherst Wins Home Opener Over Wellesley, 2-1
September 9 - The Amherst College field hockey team defeated visiting non-conference foe Wellesley College in its season opener on Tuesday, 2-1, with first-half goals by sophomore Erin O’Hare and junior Erin Leydon. Full Story

Field Hockey Primed for Return to Prominence
August 25 - Feeding off the momentum of three straight shutout wins at the end of the 2002 season, head coach Carol Knerr's field hockey squad, led by senior co-captains Christine Ryan and Molly Jacobs, is primed and ready for a potential ninth straight trip to the postseason. Full Story

Knerr Assumes Head Coaching Duties
July 3 - After sharing head coaching duties with Christine Paradis for the past two seasons, Carol Knerr will assume sole control as head coach of the Amherst field hockey program in 2003. Knerr spent one season as a field hockey assistant before joining forces with Paradis, who will remain with the program as an assistant coach and continue on as head coach of Amherst’s national champion women’s lacrosse team. Full Story

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