Women's Lacrosse Thumps Amherst

4/23/05 - In a game between two of the nation's top teams, #2 Middlebury handed #3 Amherst a 18-6 loss on Kohn Field. The loss was the first of the season for the Jeffs, while the Panthers have now won nine straight.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

Trailing 1-0, Middlebury rattled off three goals in a 1:55 span to take a 3-1 lead with 19:30 left in the first half. Dana Kuper scored her second of the game on a free position shot for the Jeffs, before the Panthers went on a 4-0 run. Alison Perencevich started the run with a free position goal, before Elizabeth Renehan scored on the ensuing face-off just 14 seconds later. Claire Edelen put home a rebound before Kim Walker scored with a pair of nice moves to make it a 7-2 game at the 9:23 mark. Alyssa Briody scored with a low shot at the 7:19 mark, before Middlebury closed the half on a 5-0 run to take a 12-3 lead into the halftime break.

<?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Amherst opened the second half with a pair of quick goals before Schulyer Winstead answered at the 17:59 mark to give Middlebury a 13-5 lead. Amherst would score its final goal of the game with 17:08 remaining, as Kuper scored on a free position, her fourth goal of the afternoon. The Panthers would score five more times in the game's final 12:34 to seal the win.

Renehan and Walker scored four goals apiece to lead the Middlebury offense, while Winstead added three goals and three assists.

Date: April 23, 2005 - 1:00 p.m

Venue: Kohn Field - Site: Middlebury, Vt.

TEAM  1  2  OT  F

Amherst (8-1)  3  3  -  6

Middlebury (10-1)  12  6  -  18

Middlebury Scoring: Schuyler Winstead 3-3, Elizabeth Renehan 4-1, Kim Walker 4-0, Michele Bergofsky 1-3, Alison Perencevich 3-0, Claire Edelen 2-1, Beth Seeley 0-2, Liza Humes 1-0.

Amherst Scoring: Dana Kuper 4-1, Alyssa Briody 2-0.


M-Johanna Rosenfield (58:30 min., 6 GA, 9 saves)

M-Whitney Wildrick (1:30 min., 0 GA, 0 save)

A-Liv D'Ambrosio (58:15 min., 18 GA, 15 saves)

A-Kathleen Boucher (1:45 min., 0 GA, 2 saves)