Col. of N.J., Middlebury gain final

Lions down Amherst, 10-7

M. Washington falls, 16-5

NCAA Division III women


Tara Prindible paced the College of New Jersey with two goals as it advanced to the Division III women's national championship game with a 10-7 victory over Amherst at Rowan (N.J.) University yesterday.

The Lions (17-0) trailed 5-4 going into halftime, but opened the scoring less than two minutes into the second half when Liz O'Connor sent a free-position shot through Brooke Diamond's legs.

Moments later, Laura Schifter threaded a feed to Erin Beaumont, who scored to put the Jeffs (14-3) ahead 6-5.

Amherst took a 7-6 advantage midway into the fourth quarter, but the Lions responded by scoring four unanswered goals on their way to the victory.

The College of New Jersey won the draws battle 15-4, while goalies Gemma Gannone and Jen Munday combined to stop seven Jeff shots.

Schifter paced the Jeffs with a goal and a pair of assists, and Mary Kate Allen and Beaumont contributed two goals each.

Middlebury 16, Mary Washington 5: Kristin Hanley erupted for five goals and had six assists as the Panthers (17-0) cruised past the Eagles (12-6) in the Division III tournament.

Middlebury jumped to an 11-3 halftime lead and never looked back.

Nuala O'Donohoe scored three goals in the win.

For the Eagles, Pam Kramer had a team-high three goals, while Melissa Block and Briana Gervat scored one apiece.

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