Senior tri-captain Katherine Skrivan notched the game-winner
with 3:18 left in regulation.
Skrivan Leads Jeffs to 1-0 Season Opening Win Over Trinity
September 10, 2005
AMHERST, MA - Amherst senior tri-captain Katherine Skrivan
(St. Louis, MO) blasted home a shot off a feed from sophomore Samantha
Miller (Newton, MA) in the waning minutes of the second
half to give the Amherst field hockey team a 1-0 season-opening
victory over visiting NESCAC rival Trinity College in both teams'
season- and conference opener on Saturday. Amherst sophomore Kathleen
Boucher (Washington, DC) tallied five saves in goal and
posted her first career shutout.
Neither side mustered much offense in the opening frame as Amherst
fired only five shots, while Trinity managed to get only one shot
on the cage. The Jeffs stepped up the offensive effort after the
break, peppering Trinity senior goalie Courtney Bergh (Pennington,
NJ) with eight shots, including Skrivan's game-winning rocket
with just 3:18 left in regulation. The Amherst defense, led by junior Amy
Watson (Norwood, MA), sophomore Lauren Benson (Hamilton,
NJ) and rookie Catherine Calvert (Lawrenceville,NJ),
was outstanding, surrendering just five shots and five penalty corners
for the game. Bergh finished with 12 saves for the Bantams.
Amherst returns to action Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at non-conference foe