Sunday September 23, 2012

WILLIAMSTOWN -- There’s no place like home.

The Williams College cross country teams swept the team titles at the Purple Valley Classic.

The Ephs scored 78 points to beat MIT, with Middlebury (87) third.

Middlebury’s Addie Toomey won the 6-kilometer race in 21 minutes, 50 seconds. Brianne Mirecki was Williams’ top finisher, taking 10th in 22:54.

The Williams men scored 39 points and had five runners in the top 14. Middlebury (72) wa second and NYU was third (85).

Williams men’s soccer

WILLIAMSTOWN -- Williams and Wesleyan battled to a scoreless draw at Cole Field.

Williams (4-0-1, 3-0-1 NESCAC) had a 15-12 shot advantage. The Ephs did have seven corner kicks to three for Wesleyan, but couldn’t convert.

Than Finan had four saves for the Ephs.

Williams women’s soccer

WILLIAMSTOWN -- Three different Ephs scored as they beat Wesleyan 3-1. Carla Nicasio and Alex McInturf scored first half goals. Hannah Levin got a goal in the second half for Williams (3-2, 3-0).

Williams volleyball

ATLANTA -- Williams dropped two matches at the Emory Invitational on Saturday.

The Ephs lost to Emory 25-17, 25-16, 25-23. Williams also lost to Maryville 25-23, 25-11, 25-17.

MCLA men’s soccer

NORTH ADAMS -- Joseph Mecca’s goal in the 83rd minute gave the Trailblazers a 1-0 win over Mass. Maritime.


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Dillon Wager had five saves to get the shutout for MCLA (3-4, 1-1 in MASCAC).

MCLA cross country

CHICOPEE -- The MCLA men finished fifth in the Elms College Blazers Invitational meet. Babson finished first.

Anthony Cancilla of MCLA was 10th overall, running 8 kilometers in 29:13.

The MCLA women were also fifth. MCLA’s Dani Sylvester ran 5 kilometers in 23:32.

MCLA women’s soccer

BUZZARD’S BAY -- Ashlee Scofield’s goal 14 minutes into the first half was all MCLA got. But Danielle Heinsohn had five saves in a 1-0 win. MCLA (3-4, 1-1) outshot the home team 17-6.

MCLA volleyball

BRIDGEWATER -- MCLA (3-9, 0-2) lost to host Bridgewater State 25-19, 25-8., 25-13. Julia Christian had five kills for MCLA and Kelley Bryant had five digs.

Girls soccer
Ludlow 4, Taconic 0

LUDLOW -- Ashley McLaughlin made nine saves but it wasn’t enough against a tough Valley team.

"I think we’re still getting over inexperience and nerves," said Braves coach John Flynn. "It’s only our third game. I think what the kids learned is they can play with these teams if they’re confident."