NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Connecticut College women's soccer team was dealt a close 1-0 setback by No. 11 Amherst on Tuesday evening at Silfen Field.
After a scoreless first half which saw the Mammoths outshoot the Camels by a 6-3 margin, Amherst (9-1-1, NESCAC 5-1-1) broke the scoreless deadlock by capitalizing on a free kick which was taken from about 40 yards away. Natalie Landau sailed a dangerous ball into the box, and Rubii Tamen got her head on the ball through traffic and sent it just inside the right post in the 68th minute.
Connecticut College (7-4, NESCAC 2-4) had several opportunities to net the equalizer, but goalkeeper Antonia Tammaro came up with two huge saves to preserve the shutout. She first punched over a ball on a free kick taken by senior captain Emmy McGoldrick (Cohassett, Mass.) which was headed for the upper 90 before batting away a high-percentage shot attempted by sophomore Tori Kretzmer (Glastonbury, Conn.). Both shots resulted in corner kicks, but the Camels were still unable to get one past Tammaro and eventually suffered a tough one-goal setback.
Tammaro earned the shutout victory by making three saves for Amherst, which outshot the hosts by a 17-9 margin and had a 6-2 advantage in corner kicks. Sophomore Katy Pelletier (Topsfield, Mass.) suffered the loss after making three saves in the second half.
Connecticut College will next host No. 23 Tufts on Saturday at noon.