Amherst vs. Salve Regina
March 16, 2008
The Game Story:
ORLANDO, FL - The Amherst College men's lacrosse team remains unbeated today at 3-0 on the season, after picking up a 14-4 win over Salve Regina University. The Lord Jeffs were led by sophomore Tom McDonnell's (Manhasset, NY) five goal, one assist performance.

Despite travelling from New England to Florida to play a trio of games, Amherst showed no signs of being slowed by travel. The Jeffs jumped out to a 5-0 lead before the end of the first period. McDonnell scored what would go down as the eventual game-winner on a feed from senior tri-captain T.J. Jackson (Haverford, PA).

Salve responded with their first goal of the game to start the second quarter, and show signs of cutting into the Amherst advantage. The Jeffs responded with a pair of goals to increase the lead to a half-dozen.

After another score from Salve, McDonnell and the Lord Jeff attack went back to work as they swelled the lead to 11-2 and put the game's result out of question. McDonnel finished the day with six points en route to the highest number of goals in a game by an Amherst player this season on just nine shots.

Salve scored their only two consecutive goals of the day to bring the game to 11-4, before Amherst ended the game on a three goal streak to finish with a 14-4 win.

Jackson finished the day with a pair of goals and the crucial assist, while classmate and fellow tri-captain Will Ferrer (Greenwich, CT) dished out four assists to go alongside a pair of scores for six points.

First-year Nick Newman (Yorktown Heights, NY) score a trio of goals in the win, while classmates Luke Arnold (Lincoln, MA), Jason DeGiovanni (Hampton, NH), and Matt Rhone (Dedham, MA) made their first collegiate appearances after the end of the hockey season.

Junior goalie Matt Pietroforte (Brooklyn, NY) started and played the first half for Amherst, allowing just a pair of scores while making nine saves. Sophomore Andrew Harrison (Hanover, MA) closed out the day for the Jeffs in net, making six saves with two goals against in a strong performance.