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#18 Amherst College 9, Connecticut College 7 Barone Notches Hat-Trick with Three Goals for Camels

AMHERST, Mass.--The 18th-ranked Amherst College women´s lacrosse team reeled off four consecutive goals in the opening 9:12 of the second half to build an 8-3 advantage on its way to a 9-7 victory against visiting Connecticut College Wednesday night. With the win, the Lord Jeffs improve to 3-1 and are a perfect 2-0 in the NESCAC while the Camels slip to 2-2 with a 0-2 record in league play. Hannah Walker had two goals and one assist to lead the Lord Jeffs while Hillary Denson chipped in with two scores for Amherst, who held an 18-to-10 advantage in ground balls. Connecticut College sophomore Hope Barone paced the visitors in the setback with three goals, three draw controls and three ground balls along with a pair of caused turnovers. Sara Christopher had two goals while sophomore Katelyn Driscoll finished with a goal and five draws. Trailing 4-2 in the first half, Barone halved the Amherst lead with the first of her three goals with 1:31 remaining, scoring on an assist from Libby Nichols. The Lord Jeffs carried the one goal, 4-3 advantage into the break. But in the second stanza, Denson ignited the hosts on their 4-0 run with a pair of goals, capping the rally with 20:48 remaining to put Amherst in control with an 8-3 lead. The Camels rallied with four free position goals down the stretch and trimmed the deficit to two after Barone completed her hat-trick with 1:06 to go. But the Camels could not get any closer and Amherst was able to hold on for the 9-7 win. Amherst sophomore goalie Lamia Harik made 10 saves for the win. Ashleigh Kowtoniuk made six saves in the setback for the Camels. Camel Tracks Christopher leads the club with 14 points on eight goals and six assists…Junior Abby Hill has tallied eight goals, two assists and 10 points for the Camels… Barone leads the club with 16 draw controls and 10 ground balls and has netted nine goals in the early season… Kowtoniuk is averaging 10.8 saves per start and has corralled nine ground balls in the early season.

March 24, 2010

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