Nov. 14, 2009

Courtesy of Skidmore

Medford, Mass. – The Skidmore College field hockey team advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals after Saturday’s rain-soaked 4-3 second round victory over Amherst College at Tufts University.
The Thoroughbreds improved to 17-3 and have won ten straight while the Lord Jeffs end their season with a 12-5 record.
Skidmore got the scoring started when senior Elise Britt (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) pounded home a rebound off of a shot by Brittany O’Brien (Ridgefield, Conn.) to give Skidmore College the 1-0 lead. After Amherst fought back to take a 2-1 lead, the Thoroughbreds tied it up late in the first half when junior Lauren McCarthy (Ipswich, Mass.) took a pass from Katie Potter (Rumson, N.J.) and scored from the top of the circle off a penalty corner.
About halfway through the second half, Christine Kemp (Putnam Valley, N.Y.) gave the lead back to Skidmore when she deflected Annie Rosencran’s (Riverside, Conn.) shot and beat the Lord Jeffs’ keeper.
Amherst came back and tied it up at 3-3 with just under 10 minutes left but O’Brien took a pass from Kemp in front of the goal and scored her second goal of the game with four minutes remaining to give the Thoroughbreds their third and final lead of the game.
Skidmore goalie Liz Catinella (Sudbury, Mass.) played well in goal, making eight saves and came up with a big sliding save with two minutes left to preserve the victory for the Thoroughbreds.
Skidmore will play Tufts tomorrow at 1 p.m. for the right to advance to the national semifinals at Mount Holyoke on November 21.

                       Field Hockey Game Summary (Final)
                       2009 Skidmore College Field Hockey
          Amherst vs #9 Skidmore College (Nov 14, 2009 at Medford, MA)
 Amherst (12-5) vs. Skidmore College (17-3)
 Date: Nov 14, 2009 Attendance: 350
 Weather: Rain, 50s
 Goals by period       1 2 Tot
 Amherst............. 2 1 - 3
 Skidmore College.... 2 2 - 4
 1. 21:50 SKIDMORE Elise Britt (22) (Brittany O'Brien)
 2. 26:15 AMH Katie McMahon (9) (Sarah McCarrick)
 3. 31:11 AMH Molly Malloy (8) (Chrissy Cantore)
 4. 33:51 SKIDMORE Lauren McCarthy (3) (Katie Potter)
 5. 45:21 SKIDMORE Christine Kemp (19) (Annie Rosencrans)
 6. 62:07 AMH Katie McMahon (10) (Molly Malloy)
 7. 66:42 SKIDMORE Brittany O'Brien (14) (Christine Kemp)
 Shots: Amherst 19, Skidmore College 15
 Saves: Amherst 3 (Emily Vitale 3), Skidmore College 8 (Liz Catinella
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