NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Connecticut College women's lacrosse team suffered an 18-6 defeat against No. 11 Amherst at a rain-soaked Silfen Field on Tuesday evening.
In a game that was mostly played through pouring rain, Connecticut College got off to a quick start by scoring the first two goals in the opening four minutes. Junior Clara Bisson (Sudbury, Mass.) found senior Holly Bertschmann (Sherborn, Mass.) with 28:21 on the clock before finishing a pass from classmate Julia Loesch (Charlotte, N.C.) a few minutes later to double the margin.
Amherst, however, rattled off five unanswered in a span of 5:35 to take control and the lead for good with Isabelle Sennett providing a hat trick down the stretch. The Camels stayed competitive for most of the first half and only trailed by a 7-5 score after freshman Catherine Lawrence (Guilford, Conn.) roofed home a free position attempt, but that was as close as the hosts would come the rest of the way. The Mammoths embarked on an 11-0 run to run the clock down with the 10-goal rule in effect to eventually come away with the 12-goal victory.
Sennett, who sparked her offense in the early going, led the way for Amherst (8-3, NESCAC 4-3) by finishing the game with four goals and two assists. Katherine Malone added a hat trick, and Maia Noyes won six draws while factoring into three goals. Talia Land picked up the victory by making four saves in more than 50 minutes of action.
Lawrence paced Connecticut College by finishing the game with five ground balls, three caused turnovers, and her second career goal. Senior Jamie Navoni (Natick, Mass.) and Bisson won six and four draw controls, respectively, while sophomore Nina Fazio (East Longmeadow, Mass.) made five saves.
Connecticut College (3-9, NESCAC 0-8) will regroup and next host No. 24 Hamilton at Freeman Field on Saturday, Apr. 13 at 1 p.m.