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More 2003 Women's Soccer Stories

20th-Ranked Jeffs Win NESCAC Championship with 6-0 Shutout Win Over Bates
Novermber 9 - The second-seeded Amherst women’s soccer team exploded for six goals in a shutout win over fourth-seeded Bates College in the NESCAC Championship game, held at Bowdoin College Sunday. The Jeffs secured an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament with the win, as junior Ashley Harmeling broke the Amherst single-season goals record with her 16th, 17th and 18th scores of the year. Also finding the net for Amherst, ranked 20th in the nation at 10-3-4, was sophomore Kaitlin Hill, junior Lee-Jay Henry and first-year Amy Armstrong. Full Story

Second-Seeded Women's Soccer Advances to NESCAC Championship with Penalty-Kick Win over Third-Seeded Williams
November 8 - The second-seeded Amherst women’s soccer team defeated third-seeded Williams College on penalty kicks after a 1-1 double-overtime tie in the NESCAC Postseason Tournament Semifinals, hosted by Bowdoin College Saturday. Amherst junior Ashley Harmeling netted her 15th goal of the year in the Jeffs’ second-consecutive penalty kick win. The Jeffs will face fourth-seeded Bates College in the NESCAC Championship game, held at Bowdoin Sunday at Noon, with an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament at stake. Full Story

Jeffs Set for NESCAC Final Four
November 5 - The second-seeded Amherst women’s soccer team will face third-seeded Williams College in the semifinals of the NESCAC Postseason Championship Tournament, hosted by Bowdoin College this Saturday at 1:30 p.m. The Jeffs, 9-3-3 and ranked 20th in the nation, defeated Tufts University on penalty kicks after playing to a 0-0 double-overtime tie in last Sunday’s NESCAC Quarterfinals, while Williams (8-4-3) bested Middlebury College in similar fashion. The winner will proceed to the NESCAC Championship game, held at Bowdoin Sunday at Noon, with an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament at stake. Full Story

Second-Seeded Jeffs Advance in NESCAC Tourney with Penalty-Kick Win Over Seventh-Seeded Tufts
November 2 - After 90 minutes of regulation and two 10-minute overtimes of scoreless play, Amherst sophomore Kaitlin Hill nailed a game-winning penalty kick to give the second-seeded Jeffs a dramatic victory over visiting seventh-seeded Tufts University in the first-round of the NESCAC Postseason Championship Tournament on Sunday. With the win, Amherst advances to the conference semifinals hosted by top-seeded Bowdoin, where they’ll take on third-seeded Williams Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Full Story

11th-Ranked Jeffs Finish Regular Season With 0-0 Double-Overtime Tie
November 1 - The 11th-ranked Amherst women’s soccer team ended its regular season with 0-0 double-overtime stalemate with visiting NESCAC rival Trinity College on Saturday. With the tie, Amherst earns the No. 2 seed and a first-round home game in the NESCAC Postseason Championship Tournament. The Jeffs (9-3-2/5-2-2 NESCAC) open tournament play tomorrow at Noon against visiting No. 7 seed Tufts University. Full Story

13th-Ranked Jeffs Win Little Three Title, Defeat Williams, 1-0
October 25 - The 13th-ranked Amherst women's soccer team secured the Little Three Championship with a narrow 1-0 win at archrival Williams College on Saturday. The Jeffs, ranked second in New England, improved to 9-3-1 overall and 5-2-1 in conference play with their fifth consecutive victory. Full Story

Montigny Named NESCAC Player of the Week
October 18 - After tallying the game-winner in Thursday’s 1-0 non-league win at Mt. Holyoke College and finishing with two goals and an assist in Saturday’s lopsided 6-0 win over visiting Little Three rival Wesleyan University, Amherst junior forward Tracy Montigny was named the NESCAC Women’s Soccer Player of the Week on Monday. Full Story

14th-Ranked Jeffs Hammer Wesleyan, 6-0
October 18 - Juniors Ashley Harmeling and Tracy Montigny scored two goals each, while fellow junior Adrienne Showler dished out a pair of assists, as the 14th-ranked Amherst women’s soccer team posted a lopsided 6-0 Homecoming win over visiting Little Three and NESCAC rival Wesleyan University on Saturday. Full Story

Montigny Tallies Game-Winner as 14th-Ranked Jeffs Blank Mt. Holyoke, 1-0
October 16 - Junior forward Tracy Montigny scored the game’s lone goal 5:01 into the opening period, and the defense held on for the next 85 minutes as the 14th-ranked Amherst women’s soccer team blanked non-league host Mt. Holyoke College 1-0 on Thursday. Amherst rookie netminder Jeanette Crowell registered four saves en route to her second career shutout. Full Story

Jeffs Defeat Colby, 2-1
October 11 - Junior Ashley Harmeling netted an unassisted goal in the 65th minute to give the Amherst women’s soccer team a 2-1 victory over host Colby College on Saturday. Sophomore Sarah Coleman added her first goal of the year as the Jeffs improve to 6-3-1 (3-2-1 NESCAC). Full Story

Jeffs Blank 20th-Ranked Middlebury, 2-0
October 4 - Behind second half goals by juniors Adrienne Showler and Ashley Harmeling , the Amherst women’s soccer team improved to 5-3-1 overall and 2-2-1 in conference play with a 2-0 shutout win over visiting 20th-ranked NESCAC foe Middlebury College on Saturday. Amherst rookie goalie Jeanette Crowell turned away three Middlebury shots en route to her first career shutout. Full Story

Jeffs Fall 1-0 to Fifth-Ranked Wheaton
October 1 - The Amherst women’s soccer team fell to fifth-ranked Wheaton College on Wednesday, 1-0. The visiting Lyons, ranked first in New England, netted a goal early, but first-year keeper Jeanette Crowell held them off the rest of the game with 14 saves for Amherst, which falls to 4-3-1 with the loss. Full Story

Jeffs Hand 23rd-Ranked Bowdoin First Defeat, 3-1
September 27 - Junior forward Ashley Harmeling scored her eighth and ninth goals of the season, while sophomore forward Margaret Chute knocked home the game-winner with 2:37 left in regulation, to lead the Amherst women’s soccer team to its first conference win of the season, 3-1, over previously-undefeated and 23rd-ranked Bowdoin College on Saturday. Full Story

Harmeling's Hat Trick Leads Jeffs Over Springfield, 4-2
September 25 - Junior Ashley Harmeling scored a hat trick before the 18-minute mark, all on passes from sophomore Sarah Coleman, to lead the Amherst women's soccer team to a 4-2 win over visiting Springfield College on Thursday. Junior Tracy Montigny added the fourth goal on an assist from Harmeling to secure the victory for the Jeffs who improve to 3-2-1 on the season. Full Story

Jeffs Tie at Bates, 1-1
September 20 - The Amherst women’s soccer team fought host Bates College to a 1-1 double overtime tie on Saturday, moving to 2-2-1 (0-2-1 NESCAC) on the season. Junior Ashley Harmeling scored the lone goal for the Jeffs, while first-year Jeanette Crowell played all 110 minutes in goal and collected six saves. Full Story

Pruzansky's First Career Goal Gives Jeffs 2-1 Win At ECSU
September 17 - First-year Lesley Pruzansky came off the bench in the second half to score her first career goal and lead the Amherst women’s soccer team to a 2-1 victory at Eastern Connecticut State University on Wednesday. ECSU, ranked seventh in New England, falls to 2-3 while the Jeffs improve to 2-2 on the year. Full Story

Women's Soccer Falls at 16th-Ranked Tufts, 2-1
September 13 - The Amherst women’s soccer team fell 2-1 at 16th-ranked NESCAC rival Tufts University on Saturday. Junior forward Ashley Harmeling prevented the shutout for the visiting Jeffs, who fell to 1-2 overall and 0-2 in conference play, with her second goal of the season. Full Story

Roberts Leads Jeffs Past Smith, 2-1
September 10 - Junior Shell Roberts' first career goal turned out to be the game-winner on Wednesday, as the Amherst College women's soccer team gathered its first victory of the season, 2-1, at non-league foe Smith College. Fellow junior Ashley Harmeling also scored for the Jeffs, who evened their record at 1-1. Full Story

Jeffs Fall in Season Opener at Conn. College
September 8 - The Amherst College women's soccer team fell 3-1 in its NESCAC opener at Connecticut College on Sunday. The Jeffs were down early as the Camels built a 2-0 lead before halftime, and then netted a third goal before Amherst was able to get on the scoreboard. Junior Adrienne Showler prevented the shutout for the Jeffs with an unassisted goal in the 69th minute. Full Story

Lord Jeffs set for 2003 Season
September 4 - Amherst returns a solid group led by senior tri-captains Kay Bradley, Jenny Rossman and Sara Elkins. Also returning are the Jeffs top four scorers juniors Ashley Harmeling, Adrienne Showler, Lee-Jay Henry and Tracy Montigny. Full Story

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