AMHERST, Mass. – The Connecticut College women's lacrosse team fell to No. 4 Amherst by a 16-3 score on Tuesday evening at Gooding Field.
The Mammoths exploded with 10 consecutive goals to begin the game and led by an 11-1 score at the half. Junior captain Jamie Navoni (Natick, Mass.) put the Camels on the board with an unassisted tally at the 2:43 mark.
The second half was more evenly played, but the earlier deficit was just too much for the Camels to overcome. The margin remained in double figures for the remainder of the game, and the Mammoths got a free position goal from Dani DiTommaso with 2:22 on the clock to close out the scoring and earn the 13-goal victory.
Amherst (10-1, NESCAC 6-1) got a five-goal, two-assist performance from Julia Crerend. Hannah Fox and Isabelle Sennett also netted hat tricks, while Sabrina Solow recorded three caused turnovers on the defensive end. Talia Land was credited with the win in net by making two saves in the first half.
Navoni provided a spark for Connecticut College by scoring two goals, winning three draws, picking up two ground balls and causing a turnover. Senior Megan Mullin (Sudbury, Mass.) made four saves between the pipes, including several over the last 30 minutes to keep the Mammoths from really breaking it open.
Connecticut College (3-9, NESCAC 0-8) next visits Hamilton on Saturday afternoon at 12 p.m.