NORTH ADAMS -- The first MASCAC soccer player and rookie-of-the-week awards were handed out Sunday, and MCLA players loaded up on the awards.
Freshman Dylan Pereira was named the conference's player and rookie of the week, and Natalie Caney earned rookie-of-the-week honors. Both players come out of traditional Western Massachusetts high school soccer powerhouses.
Pereira came to MCLA from Ludlow, and he had quite a first couple of games for the Trailblazers. Pereira scored two goals in an opening-day win over Norwich, and then he scored four goals in a 10-1 rout of Green Mountain.
Caney, who played for a state champion at Belchertown, had a hat trick in the MCLA win over Minnesota-Morris.
Williams women's soccer
NORTON -- Last November, Wheaton College ended the Williams women's bid to win an NCAA Division III soccer title. The two teams met again on Sunday, with a different result.
Freshman Katie Wardlaw's goal in the 63rd minute, her second goal in as many games, helped the Ephs rally to tie 25th-ranked Wheaton (Mass.) 2-2, in a contest that went two overtimes.
"I thought our team did a great job in the second 45 minutes and the overtime, and I think that's going to be our standard from here on out," Williams coach Michelyne Pinard said. "Thats the level at which we're expecting ourselves to be."
Freshman goalie Tressa Palcheck made her first start and gave up two goals in the first 17 minutes.
Williams finally got on the board when freshman Alex McInturf converted on a set play with nine seconds left in the first half. Lilly Wellenbach took a free kick from just inside the midfield line and the ball sailed to McInturf, who put the ball behnd Lyons keeper Taylor Wilson.
Wardlaw, who got the game-winning goal in Williams' win at Colby on Saturday, took a cross from Abby Morss and chipped the ball past Wilson.
For the game, Williams outshot Wheaton 20-12 and 11-2 in the second half.
Eph goalie Hannah Van Wetter kept Wheaton off the board in the second half and overtime.
MCLA men's soccer
NORTH ADAMS -- The MCLA men were shut out for the second day in a row, as Norwich beat the Trailblazers 1-0 in the second round of the CIAO Soccer Classic. The Trailblazers beat the Cadets 3-0 a week ago.
The contest was scoreless until the 79th minute when Norwich's Moab Schiers got a through ball from Kyle Spillane, beat the MCLA defense and shot to the lower right corner for the goal.
Union earned the CIAO Classic title, going 2-0 over the weekend. The Dutchmen edged Castleton State 2-1, with all three goals scored in the first half.
Former Drury High School player Jake Tietgens tied the game for Castleton with a goal in the 31st minute. But Union's Nicholas Hall-Risko scored eight minutes later and that was it for scoring.
Dean Constant, who scored the first Union goal on Sunday, was named the offensive most valuable player of the tournament.
BEVERLY -- On Saturday, Williams went 1-1 in the Endicott Invitational and came out of the tournament with a 3-1 record.
Williams beat Plymouth State 25-23, 25-17, 25-13. The Ephs then faced undefeated Plymouth State and were beaten 25-20, 25-18, 25-23.
For Williams, Tori Jasuta had 23 kills in the two matches and Emily Doll added 16 in both contests. Jasuta was named to the All-Tournament team. Ryan Farley had 55 assists in both matches. Farley also had 14 digs in the loss to Roger Williams.