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Jeffs Eliminated With 1-0 Loss To Williams
October 28, 2000

BRUNSWICK, ME - Williams College sophomore Stefanie Noering (Cohasset, MA) connected on an unassisted goal in the first half as the third-seeded Ephs held on for a 1-0 victory over second-seed Amherst College in a NESAC Field Hockey Tournament semifinal matchup at Bowdoin College on Saturday.

Williams controlled the action in the early-going as Noering pounced on a loose ball in the Amherst circle and fired it past junior goalie Beth Sensing (Hockessin, DE) just over 17 minutes left in the opening period.

Amherst turned up the pressure in the second half, illustrated by its 14-10 advantage in penalty corners, but Williams was too much on the offensive end, outshooting the Jeffs by a wide margin, 12-3. Sophomore goalie Monelle Quevillon (Masouche, Quebec) turned away two shots to pick up the shutout while Sensing finished with 10 saves on the afternoon.

"In the first half I really thought we had the advantage," said Williams Interim Head Coach Alix Hyde Rorke. "We executed in the circle and that was important because the first time we played Amherst, we didn't get many shots. Today we gambled a little bit more and it paid off."

"Williams is a very good team," Amherst Head Coach Chris Paradis responded. "I thought both teams had their chances. Their defense played well and that was the difference."

With the loss, Amherst fell to 14-2 overall and was all but eliminated from consideration for an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. Williams, also 14-2, will face host Bowdoin College Sunday at Noon for the NESCAC Championship.
Saturday, October 28, 2000     1     2   --   F
Amherst (14-2)   0     0   --   0
Williams (14-2)   1     0   --   1

W - Stefanie Noering (unassisted), 17:33 (1st)

A - Beth Sensing '02 (70 min., 1 ga), 10 saves;
W - Monelle Quevillon (70 min., 0 ga), 2 saves;

A - 3, W - 12;

Penalty Corners:
A - 14, W - 10;