Berkshire Eagle Staff
WESTFIELD -- The MCLA men’s soccer team finally got its first MASCAC win of the season.
The Trailblazers (4-7-1, 1-3-1 in MASCAC) scored four second half goals in a 4-0 win at Westfield State (4-9, 2-3).
MCLA goalie Matt Robinson stopped a penalty kick in the 53rd minute, and that seemed to give his teammates a boost. Two minutes later, Dylan Pereira scored and MCLA never trailed. It was Pereira’s 11th goal of the season. Mitch Candelet, Drew Webster and Edward Boateng also scored for the Trailblazers.
Williams men’s soccer
WILLIAMSTOWN -- It was a homecoming for former Mount Greylock standout Nathan Majumder, who is a reserve for the Tufts men. But Majumder and the Jumbos get to go home with a 2-1 defeat at the hands of the Ephs.
Williams (8-3, 5-3 in NESCAC) and Tufts (6-5-1, 4-4) were tied for seventh in the latest New England Division III poll. The Jumbos got on the board first when Jason Kayne scored at 42:26.
Williams’ Matt Kastner tied the game at 51:46 and Matt Muralles converted a penalty kick at 80:42.
Kastner was taken down in the box by Tufts goalkeeper Scott Greenwood, preventing a likely goal. Muralles was called on to take the penalty kick, and he beat backup keeper Nick Moeser for the game-winning tally.
"This was our home ground and we know that we don’t like to lose anywhere -- especially not here," said Eph head coach Mike Russo. "I think that gave us a little extra boost."
Williams women’s soccer
WILLIAMSTOWN -- The third-ranked team in New England got second-half goals from Abby Morss and Katie Wardlaw as the Ephs beat Tufts 3-1.
It’s Williams’ sixth consecutive victory and the Ephs (8-1-2, 5-1-1) are now unbeaten in eight games.
Audrey Thomas gave the Ephs a 1-0 lead they took into halftime, but Anya Kaufmann’s goal at 55:09 tied the game for Tufts (6-5, 4-4).
Morss scored at 79:10 and Wardlaw gave the Ephs a two-goal lead exactly 1:16 later.
Williams dominated play, outshooting Tufts 29-6, forcing Tufts keeper Kristin Wright to make 10 saves, and Williams had seven corner kicks to one for Tufts.
MCLA women’s soccer
NORTH ADAMS -- Ashleigh Chretien had a goal and an assist as visiting Westfield State (8-5, 4-1) shut out MCLA 3-0.
The Trailblazers (6-9, 1-4) were outshot 26-12 in the game and goalie Danielle Heinsohn was forced to make 14 saves.
WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Williams women swept a 3-set match with Colby, winning 25-10, 25-13, 25-13.
For Williams, freshman Tori Jasuta had a match-high 12 kills, while sophomore Ryan Farley had 30 assists. Farley had more assists than the entire Colby squad. Farley also chipped in with 12 digs.
Williams field hockey
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Visiting Skidmore (11-3) scored four unanswered goals and held Williams (4-7) at bay in a 5-2 victory.
Kelly Blackhurst had three goals for Skidmore.
Abigale Bekcrest and Caitlin Conlon scored goals for the Ephs.