MEDFORD - Amherst College junior Hannah Guzzi converted two goals in a 3-1 NESCAC victory over Tufts Women's Soccer at Bello Field on Saturday afternoon.
|Sophomore Taylor Koscho recorded her first goal of the season|
The Jumbos finished the game at a 3-2-3 overall, NESCAC 2-1-1 record to begin October. Amherst advances to 5-2-1, NESCAC 2-1-1 record.
In the 10th minute, Amherst sophomore Maeve McNamara took away the ball from a defender and shot it right over Tufts' goalkeeper Emily Bowers to put Amherst in a early 1-0 lead.
Just six minute later, junior Delancey King's corner kick was lobbed to Guzzi who headed it into the left side of the goal to increase the lead to 2-0.
Amherst kept the offense alive in the first half, primarily keeping the ball in Tufts' zone.
A close attempt for the Jumbos came when senior Stefanie Brunswick and sophomore Alex Aronson shot from a scramble in front of the goal that was eventually blocked by Amherst defenders in the 56th minute of play.
Off a corner pass, Tufts junior Chandler Quintin shot a ball that went just left of the goal in the 57th minute that nearly put Tufts one goal shy in the game.
On Guzzi's second goal of the day, McNamara passed the ball from mid-field to Guzzi resulting in a bottom left-hand corner goal to earn a 3-0 lead in the 66th minute.
Tufts responded less than two minutes later off a foul on Amherst. Sophomore Taylor Koscho sent a free kick to the net which bounced weirdly into the goal to decrease the deficit to 3-1 in the 68th minute.
A total of 32 shots between the teams ended up with Tufts leading 19-13 at the end of play. The Jumbos only had one shot in the first half, but came out strong to connect 18 shots in the second half.
The Jumbos finish out their six consecutive home games tomorrow against Hamilton at noon at Kraft Field. Amherst begins four home games starting with Bates tomorrow for a 1 p.m. start.