Amherst 13 Connecticut College 2 Balzotti Nets Goal #28 and 29 of the Season for the Camels

Amherst 13 Connecticut College 2 Balzotti Nets Goal #28 and 29 of the Season for the Camels

NEW LONDON, Conn.—Katherine Malone (Sudbury, Mass.) had three goals and an assist to lead the Amherst College women's lacrosse team to a 13-2 victory at Connecticut College Tuesday.

The Mammoths improved their record to 5-6 with a 2-5 mark in NESCAC play. The Camels fell to 1-9 (0-7 NESCAC).

Juniors Kelly Karczewski (Darien, Conn.) and Mary Grace Cronin (Arlington, Mass.) both contributed with two goals and an assist for the winning side. Hannah  Fox (Plymouth Meeting, Pa.) scored twice while adding four draw controls. Junior net-minder Kyra Gardner (Darien, Conn.) made four saves to earn the victory in goal. Katie Savage (Hebron, Conn.) played the final seven minutes of regulation for the visitors.

Connecticut College senior Tina Balzotti (Duxbury, Mass.) accounted for her team's offense with her team leading 28th and 29th goals of the season. Hannah Donegan (Great Falls, Va.) doled out an assist, it was the 96th point of her prolific playing career. 

Junior Meg Raskin (Westwood, Mass.) made six saves in the cage for the Camels.

Tonight was Green Dot night in the Whaling City. Senior Blaire Rose of Setauket, N.Y. prepared the following statement in support of the program. 

"Our Green Dot Game is a really important event each year and helps to educate and spread awareness to the rest of the school," Rose said. "As one of the few teams on campus with most of its members Green Dot trained, I know we all take pride in representing this message as respected student athletes here at Conn. Educating our generation about sexual assault prevention is a prevalent issue that needs to be discussed. As student athletes, we take responsibility in educating ourselves about this subject in order to intervene in red dot situations and use our role as members of the Women's Lacrosse Team here at Conn to positively influence our peers and extended members of the campus community. The first step towards change is awareness. We need to continue to spread the Green Dot message throughout our school and other campus' across the country."

Amherst will visit Tufts Saturday for a 1:00 p.m. game in Medford, Mass. The Camels will play their first home game on the natural grass surface of Freeman Field at Tempel Green this Saturday when they host Hamilton for a noon-time NESCAC match up in the Whaling City.

Camel Tracks Not Including Tuesday's Action:

The Camels played much better last week and #9 Jamie Navoni was a major reason why. The sophomore from Natick, Mass. sparked the Camels in a second half rally against sixth ranked Trinity Wednesday. finishing the game with two goals, two assists, four draws, a pair of caused turnovers and a ground ball. Saturday afternoon, Navoni continued to build on her successful sophomore campaign, exploding with a game-high six goals while adding three ground balls and a draw control in a close loss to #8 Bowdoin. Navoni has corralled a team-best 24 ground balls to rank sixth in the NESCAC. She has scored 17 goals and assisted on five others to rank second on the squad with 22 points.

Senior Tina Balzotti has netted 27 goals this spring to rank second in the conference. Balzotti reached the century mark in offensive production back on March 28 and has accounted for 109 points as a Camel with 89 goals and 20 helpers. Senior Hannah Donegan could be joining Balzotti in the 100 point club soon. Donegan has posted 62 goals with 33 assists for a career total of 95 points. She has netted 10 goals with seven assists this spring. Junior Madison Barker has collected 34 draw controls to rank fourth in the conference.