Women’s soccer drops NESCAC game at No. 16/17 Amherst

Photo by Josh McKee
Photo by Josh McKee

Amherst College's Rubil Tamen scored twice in the second half and the nationally ranked No. 16/17 Mammoths defeated Hamilton College 2-0 on Saturday afternoon in Massachusetts.

It was a deadlocked first half heading into intermission with Amherst (8-1-1, 4-1-1 NESCAC) leading the shots column with eight, while Hamilton was able to mark two through the first 45 minutes.

Rachel Pike '21 made four saves in the first half for the Continentals (3-3-3, 3-3-2) and added six more in the second stanza. Cassie Hayward '19 and Katie Tenefrancia '19 both had two shots on goal, and Erica Sanders finished with four saves for Amherst.

The Mammoths broke the deadlock in the 54th minute off a cross from the right sideline. Pike made the initial save but Tamen was there to clean up her own rebound at 53:33. Just over two minutes later, Tamen struck again at 55:43. Alexa Juarez dribbled down the right sideline and crossed the ball into the goal area where Tamen one-timed the ball under the crossbar.

Hamilton returns home for a non-conference game against local rival Utica College on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 1 p.m. on Love Field.