Posted by Katie Peverada
The Thoroughbreds traveled to Amherst to take on the 12th-ranked Amherst College Jeffs, but came away on the wrong end of a 17-5 score.
The Jeffs jumped out to an early 4-0 lead, with each goal scored by a different player. It wasn't until almost halfway through the first half that Skidmore found the back of the net, when Emma Harris '16 netted her 18th goal of the season. Amherst responded with two goals of their own to make it 6-1, but Spencer Morgan '15 cut it to 6-2 when she took a pass from Robin Fetterolf '14 to the net. Again, Amherst responded with a scoring attack, again with four unanswered goals to make it 10-2 with 5:38 left in the half. Each team would add one more goal before the break, with Skidmore's Lexi Melville '13 beating the Amherst goaltender with a shot to the bottom right corner to make it 11-3.
Amherst opened the second half with two goals, and it was again not until the midway point that Skidmore would respond. Maggie Murphy '16 and Melville would both net goals to close the gap, but yet again Amherst scored four straight goals on their way to the 17-5 victory.
Hillary Densen of Amherst led all scorers with two goals and five assists. Melville led the Thoroughbred charge with two goals, while Murphy, Harris, and Morgan all chipped in with a goal. Anna Gubbins '15, Tess Mattimore '16 and Fetterolf all had a helper in the game. Shelby Witheford '15 finished with eight saves.
Skidmore looks to get back on track at home on Friday in a 4 p.m. Liberty League contest against Rochester.