No. 5 Amherst defeats Gordon
Goalkeeper Saldana earns first victory as a Lord Jeff
WENHAM, Mass. -- No. 4 Amherst improved to 6-0-0 with a 4-1 win against Gordon at the Brigham Athletic Complex Wednesday evening.
Four Lord Jeffs recorded a goal, while goalkeeper Brandon Saldana earned his first collegiate victory.
Amherst stormed out of the gates and controlled much of the possession. They applied heavy offensive pressure and it took only 12 minutes for them to tally their first of three goals in the half. Brendan Caslin finished a Jae Heo pass for the early 1-0 lead.
Caslin’s first career goal was followed just three minutes later with Amherst’s second of the night when Spencer Noon headed home a cross from Chris Lerner to extend the Lord Jeffs’ lead to 2-0. Noon’s tally marked the fourth consecutive game in which he scored a goal for the Lord Jeffs.
Despite a concerted effort on the defensive end by the Fighting Scots (1-5-3), Amherst further widened the gap in the 31st minute when Ben Norton finished a T.J. Kelley cross for a commanding 3-0 lead heading into the break.
Kelley netted a goal of his own on a direct kick in the 60th minute to give Amherst a 4-0 lead. Though Gordon's Kellen Kasiguran would convert a penalty kick for the Scots in the 62nd minute, that would be as close as Gordon would get.