AMHERST, Mass. -- Buoyed by a pair of first half goals just 53 seconds apart, Amherst cruised to a 3-0 victory against Bridgewater State in the opening round of the 2013 NCAA championships.
Extending its unbeaten streak to 38 games, the Jeffs improved to 16-0-2 on the season and will face Gordon in second round action at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
Nico Pascual-Leone scored Amherst's first goal.
Amherst added to its tally. Holding the ball on the right side, Greg Singer played a cross to an oncoming Christopher Martin. Settling the ball on the left edge of the box, the first-year tucked his team-high eighth marker of the season inside the far post to stake the Purple & White to a 2-0 margin.
Amherst added to its tally at 60:25. Earning another corner, Max Fikke sent a cross into the middle of the box. At the right place at the right time, Singer collected a rebound off a blocked Pascual-Leone shot, tucking it inside the left post to close out the scoring.
Amherst finished with a decisive 25-4 shot advantage and a 7-3 edge in corners. Thomas Bull made a pair of saves in the win, while Matt Bagley finished with 10 stops.