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Tracy Montigny '05
Junior Tracy Montigny sent the game into overtime with her fifth goal of the season.

Montigny, Harmeling Boot 14th-Ranked Women's Soccer Into NCAA Regional Championship Game as Jeffs Edge Endicott 2-1 in OT

FROM A WHEATON COLLEGE RELEASE

Novermber 15, 2003

NORTON, MA- Junior forward Ashley Harmeling (North Reading, MA/Harvard) scored the game-winning goal 2:18 into the first overtime Saturday afternoon, leading the Amherst College women’s soccer team to a thrilling 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Endicott College in today’s second semifinal round game at the NCAA Division III New England Regional Tournament held at Wheaton College’s Mirrione Stadium.

With the victory, Amherst advances to its second regional final in three seasons and will face number-one ranked Wheaton in tomorrow’s championship game at 1 p.m. The Jeffs extended their unbeaten streak to 11 consecutive games and saw their overall record improve to 12-3-4, while the Gulls had their 12-game unbeaten streak snapped and finish their season at 18-3-2.

Endicott and Amherst witnessed an evenly played first half, as the game remained scoreless through the first 38 minutes. Both teams had quality scoring chances, including Harmeling’s shot that sailed over the crossbar and a Jenny Rossman (Newton, MA/Newton North) attempt that was stopped by Endicott goalkeeper Sarah Nichols (Middletown, CT/Mercy). The Gulls also had an opportune chance, when junior Leah Walters (Brookline, MA/Brookline) drove her shot towards the right corner of the net, but Jeff goalie Jeanette Crowell (San Rafael, CA/Marin Academy) made a diving save to keep the tie in tact. Endicott however did break through in the 39th minute of play, as freshman Caitlin D’Amario (E. Longmeadow, MA/E. Longmeadow) hit a perfectly placed shot from the left side of the goal box into the bottom right corner of the net.

In the second half, Amherst’s offense had several scoring opportunities, as the Jeffs triggered nine shots in the stanza. Harmeling and juniors Lee-Jay Henry (Springfield, MA/Minnechaug Regional) and Tracy Montigny (East Granby, CT/East Granby) all had open looks at the net, but their shots either sailed high or wide or were stopped by Nichols. With time ticking away, Montigny again was denied by Nichols on the first shot attempt, however the forward was there to collect the rebound and drive her second shot into the upper right netting for the 1-1 tie with just under six minutes to play, forcing the extra session.

Harmeling left little doubt of the outcome in the first overtime, as she rifled a 20-yard shot into the top right corner of the net to give Amherst the dramatic victory. With a goal and an assist today, Harmeling tied the school’s all-time single season scoring record with 41 points. Crowell finished with the one save in net for the Jeffs, while Nichols posted three stops for the Gulls. Amherst outshot Endicott, 16-10 with a 7-1 advantage in corner kicks.


Saturday, November 15, 2003

 

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Amherst College (12-3-4)

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Endicott College (18-3-2)

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SCORING:
E - Caitlin D’Amario (Jillian Zagura) 38:20
A - Tracy Montigny (Ashley Harmeling) 84:05
A - Harmeling (unassisted) 92:18

GOALKEEPING:
A - Jeanette Crowell (92:18, 1 GA, 1 save)
E - Sarah Nichols (92:18, 2 GA, 3 saves)

SHOTS: A - 16; E - 10
CORNERS: A - 7; E - 1
FOULS: A - 3; E - 3