Big first half hurts field hockey team in loss

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: October 16, 2010

AMHERST, Mass. --- Colby College goaltender Michelle Burt made six saves in the second half and allowed no goals, but Amherst College did the damage in the first half in a 5-0 NESCAC win Saturday.

The Lord Jeffs (8-3 overall, 4-3 NESCAC) scored all five of their goals in the final 16:57 of the opening half. Colby falls to 4-7 overall and 0-7 in league play.

Liz Schink and Katie McMahon both had one goal and one assist for the Lord Jeffs, who had a 25-6 shot advantage.

Burt entered the game at halftime for the Mules and held the Jeffs scoreless. Amherst keeper Sarah Wise earned the shutout with three stops.

Amherst 5, Colby 0

Colby............... 0 0 - 0

Amherst College..... 5 0 - 5


1. 16:57 AMH Liz Schink (unassisted)

2. 12:47 AMH Alex Philie (Liz Schink)

3.  9:09 AMH Chrissy Cantore (Katie McMahon)

4.  5:42 AMH Katie McMahon (unassisted)

5.  1:03 AMH Krista Zsitvay (unassisted)

 Shots: Colby 6, Amherst College 25. Penalty corners: Colby 5, Amherst 19.  Saves: Colby 12 (Liz Fontaine, 35:00, 6 saves and Michelle Burt, 35:00, 6 saves); Amherst College 3  (Sarah Wise 3)

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