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More 2004 Women's Soccer Stories

Jeffs Remain Undefeated in Conference Play with 2-0 Win Over Conn. College
October 20 - Senior tri-captain Leslie Curren scored her first goal of the season just over 13 minutes into the game, and sophomore Jenny Muller added an insurance tally 13:04 after the break, as the Amherst women’s soccer team remained undefeated in conference play with a decisive 2-0 victory over visiting NESCAC rival Connecticut College (6-5/2-5 NESCAC) on Wednesday. Sophomore goalie Piper Crowell went the distance for the Jeffs (6-1-4/4-0-3 NESCAC), tallying seven saves en route to her ninth career shutout and the team’s sixth shutout of the year. Full Story

Montigny Too Much for White Mules, Jeffs Notch 3-2 Double-Overtime Win Over Colby
October 16 - Senior Tracy Montigny tallied a pair of assists and scored the game-winning goal 7:19 into the second overtime to lead the Amherst women’s soccer team to a hard-fought 3-2 victory over visiting NESCAC foe Colby College on Saturday. Full Story

Jeffs Blank Mt. Holyoke, 2-0
October 14 - The Amherst women's soccer team posted its fourth consecutive shutout, blanking visiting non-conference foe Mt. Holyoke College on Thursday, 2-0. Senior Tracy Montigny tallied the game-winning score just under four minutes into play and sophomore Lesley Pruzansky notched an insurance goal as the Jeffs surrendered just two shots and picked up their first home victory, improving to 4-1-4. Full Story

20th-Ranked Jeffs Post Double-Overtime Stalemate at No. 24 Middlebury
October 9 - The 20th-ranked Amherst women’s soccer team posted its second-consecutive scoreless tie and fourth deadlock of the season, playing 24th-ranked NESCAC host Middlebury College to a 0-0 double-overtime stalemate on Saturday. Amherst sophomore keeper Piper Crowell earned her second straight shutout and was credited with 10 stops as the Jeffs move to 3-1-4 overall and remain undefeated in conference play at 2-0-3. Full Story

Crowell Named ECAC Division III New England Goaltender of the Week
October 6 - After earning NESCAC Women’s Soccer Player of the Week honors on Monday, Amherst sophomore goalie Piper Crowell was named the Division III New England Goaltender of the Week by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) on Wednesday. Crowell, who leads the NESCAC in save percentage (.900), turned away 20 shots in a 1-1-1 week for 20th-ranked Amherst, highlighted by a 10-save performance in Sunday’s scoreless tie against visiting Bates. Full Story

Crowell Named NESCAC Player of the Week
October 4 - After tallying 20 saves in a 1-1-1 week for 11th-ranked Amherst , sophomore goalie Piper Crowell was named the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Women’s Soccer Player of the Week on Monday. Full Story

11th-Ranked Jeffs Battle Bates to 0-0 Double-Overtime Tie
October 3 - The 11th-ranked Amherst women's soccer team played visiting NESCAC foe Bates College to a 0-0 double-overtime tie on Sunday, registering its third tie of the season. The Jeffs move to 3-1-3 overall and 2-0-2 in conference play, while the Bobcats are 4-1-1 and 1-2-1. Full Story

11th-Ranked Jeffs Blast Bowdoin, 4-0
October 2 - The 11th-ranked Amherst women's soccer team got a first-half goal by sophomore Amy Armstrong and poured on a trio of unanswered tallies after the break in a 4-0 conference win at Bowdoin College on Saturday. Sophomore Piper Crowell and junior Emily Durwood combined in goal for the shutout. Full Story

11th-Ranked Jeffs Fall at No. 2 Wheaton, 1-0
September 29 - The Amherst women’s soccer team, ranked 11th in the nation and second in New England, posted its first loss of the season on Wednesday, falling at No. 2 Wheaton College, 1-0, in a rematch of last year's NCAA Tournament New England Regional championship game. Amherst fell to 2-1-2 with the loss, while Wheaton improved to 10-0. Full Story

Harmeling Named CSTV National Student-Athlete of the Week
September 28 - Amherst senior three-sport standout Ashley Harmeling has been named the CSTV: College Sports Television National Student-Athlete of the Week, personifying excellence both on and off the playing field. Harmeling - the reigning NESCAC Player of the Year in both women’s soccer and lacrosse and a First-Team All-America in both sports - is only the second non-Division I winner in the history of the CSTV Student-Athlete of the Week program. The first was another Amherst student-athlete - former football, baseball and track standout Paul Whiting ’04. Full Story

11th-Ranked Jeffs Play Tufts to 1-1 Double-Overtime Tie
September 25 - Playing just her first game of the season, reigning NESCAC Player of the Year Ashley Harmeling found the back of the net in the 68th minute as the Amherst women’s soccer team came from behind to secure a 1-1 double-overtime tie with visiting NESCAC foe Tufts University on Saturday. Amherst remained unbeaten at 2-0-2 overall and 1-0-1 in conference play, while Tufts moved to 0-2-2 and 0-1-2. Full Story

11th-Ranked Jeffs Down Springfield, 1-0
September 24 - The Amherst women’s soccer team, ranked 11th in the nation and second in New England, improved to 2-0-1 on Thursday night with a 1-0 shutout of non-conference host Springfield College. Sophomore Lesley Pruzansky notched the lone score for the Jeffs, while junior goalie Emily Durwood posted her first career shutout, collecting three saves. Full Story

Harmeling, Amherst's All-American Woman
September 21 - Like any athlete training hard for the future, Amherst senior Ashley Harmeling spent the summer waking up well before sunrise. She’s a three-sport athlete, and the rare recipient of honors in lacrosse, soccer and squash. Harmeling wasn’t waking up early for any of these, though - she spent the summer in a high-paced internship with Goldman Sachs, working in the New York offices of their sales and trading division. Harmeling is an economics major with a high GPA and more experience under her belt than most college students can claim, regardless of the fact that most college students don’t manage to balance lacrosse, squash and soccer on the side. Full Story

12th-Ranked Jeffs Tie No. 23 Eastern Conn. 1-1
September 15 - In a battle of two nationally ranked squads, the Amherst women’s soccer team, ranked 12th in the nation, played 23rd-ranked non-league foe Eastern Connecticut State University to a 1-1 double-overtime tie on Wednesday. Reigning NESCAC Player of the Week Adrienne Showler scored her third goal in two games for Amherst (1-0-1), while junior Jenn Orme found the back of the net for Eastern Conn. (5-0-1). Full Story

Showler Named NESCAC Player of the Week
September 13 - Amherst senior midfielder Adrienne Showler was named the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Women’s Soccer Player of the Week on Monday. Showler netted a pair of goals, including the game-winner in the 89th minute, in the 13th-ranked Jeffs’ dramatic 3-2 win at NESCAC rival Trinity College in Saturday’s season-opener. Full Story

Hughes Earns First Coaching Win, Showler Kicks 13th-Ranked Jeffs Past Trinity
September 11 - Senior midfielder Adrienne Showler netted the game-winning goal in the 89th minute to give the defending NESCAC Champion Amherst women’s soccer team, ranked 13th in the nation and No. 2 in New England, a 3-2 win at conference rival Trinity College in both teams’ season opener on Saturday. Showler's heroics gave Amherst interim head coach Jen Hughes her first collegiate coaching victory and the Jeffs’ first win over Trinity since 2000. Full Story

Defending NESCAC Champion Jeffs Boast New Coach, Host of Returnees
September 7 - Interim head coach Jen Hughes enters her inaugural season with a host of returning starters, highlighted by First-Team All-America and NESCAC Player of the Year Ashley Harmeling ’05, as the defending NESCAC Champion Amherst women's soccer team looks to build on the momentum of last year's trip to the NCAA Regional title game. Full Story

Hughes Named Interim Head Coach
July 30 - Amherst has named Jen Hughes interim head coach of its women’s soccer program, replacing Michelle Morgan, who will take a leave of absence after 26 seasons. A 1997 graduate of Colgate University, Hughes spent two seasons as an assistant coach at her alma mater before earning masters degrees in both business administration and sport management at UMass Amherst. In addition to working countless camps and clinics and assisting at Colgate, Hughes is a former head coach of the Syracuse (N.Y.) Blitz Avalanche under-14 team. Full Story

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