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UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- No. 5 Amherst improved to 5-0 on the season with a decisive 16-6 win against Marywood.

Cole Cherney paced the Jeff offense with five goals and two assists, while Devin Action had three goals and a helper.

Evan Redwood dished out four assists, while Booey Ghani, Ramsey Bates, Alex Fox, Pir Granoff , Jeff Izzo, Pat Moroney and Aaron Mathias each got on the board.

Brandon Terlizziled Marywood with two goals, while Sam Trill, Dylan Swope, Andrew Alberalla and Dante Frederico each had a score.

Looking to get the Jeffs off to a fast start, Cherney buried the game’s first goal at the 11:22 mark, before Redwood made it 2-0 with a tally just seven seconds later. Cherney struck again at 6:38 to extend the lead to three before Terlizzi put the Pacers on the board.

With Cherney tallying another score at the tail end of the first, Amherst dominated the second quarter, outscoring Marywood 5-0 during that span to go up 9-1 at the half. Fox got the period started with a goal at 11:48, before a Bates score just 1:33 later pushed the lead to 6-1. Mathias then added to the cushion at the 9:07 mark before a pair of Acton goals in the final 2:32 of the frame gave the Jeffs an eight point margin.

Coming out of the intermission, Amherst continued to go on the offensive, building a double-digit lead on Ghani’s tally at 8:16, before Cherney, Acton and Izzo capped off a 10-0 run with consecutive scores. Terlizzi netted Marywood’s first goal since the 6:32 mark of the first with just over five minutes left in the third, before Trill trimmed the deficit to 10 with a score just 33 seconds later.

Each team would net three goals in the final frame, but the Jeff lead proved too big to overcome with Amherst cruising to a 16-6 win.

The Jeffs finished with a 43-19 shot advantage, while holding a 38-18 edge in ground balls. Winning 21-of-26 faceoffs, Amherst went 11-for-14 on clears and 3-for-3 with a man-up advantage.

Samuel Jakimomade six saves en route to his fifth victory, while Nicholas Cornella made 10 stops.