Amherst College

 

Tyler Scores Four as Jeffs Defeat Springfield, 8-2

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The third-ranked Amherst College women's lacrosse team continued its impressive winning streak Thursday with an 8-2 non-conference road victory over Springfield College.

The Jeffs scored five goals in the second half en route to the win, improving to 13-0 overall on the year. With the loss, the Pride fall to 7-8 on the season.

Priscilla Tyler '15 led all scorers with four goals, outscoring the home team by two. She also won a team-high three draw controls. Adding to the Jeffs scoring were Rachel Passarelli '16 and Krista Zsitvay '14 with two each and Alex Philie '14 picked up a game-high five ground balls. Christy Forrest '16 earned the win between the posts with two saves.

The Pride received goals from Connie Nielsen '16 and Kelly Gallo '14. Senior goalkeeper Anne Versprille made six saves in net in the losing effort.

To open the scoring, Zsitvay converted a free-position shot to give the Jeffs a 1-0 edge. Just 54 seconds later, Gallo evened the score at 1-1.

Tyler then scored back-to-back goals at the 14:36 and 6:14 marks to give the Jeffs a two-goal lead at the break.

Zsitvay picked up her second tally of the game just over a minute into the second stanza, followed by a pair of strikes from Passarelli three minutes apart to push Amherst's lead to five.

Springfield scored its second of the game from Nielsen off a free-position shot to cut the deficit to four, however, Tyler picked up her third and fourth goals in the closing minutes of the game to ice the 8-2 victory.

The Jeffs are back in action Saturday, Apr. 19 for a 1 p.m. road game against NESCAC and Little Three rival, Williams.