TROY, N.Y. >> The Williams College women's lacrosse team fell to 0-2 Thursday night, but didn't go down without a fight.
Trailing by as many as four goals in the second half, Williams fought back to tie the game with 4:34 to play against RPI. But the Engineers' Abbey Salvon scored with 43 seconds left in an 8-7 win over the Ephs.
Emma Tenbarge had three goals for Williams, while Anne Rehfuss had two goals and an assist.
Freshman goalie Ana Alvarenga, from Sao Paolo, Brazil by way of Berkshire School in Sheffield, had four saves.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLO. >> After two days of the NCAA skiing championships, Williams is 15th. Montana State leads, while Utah is second and Denver is third.
In the men's 10-kilometer freestyle Nordic event, two Eph racers finished in the top 30. Eli Hoenig was 23rd in 23 minutes, 40.8 seconds, while teammate Jack Schrupp was 29th in 24:06.7. Mads Stroem of Colorado won the event in 22:06.8.
TRAILBLAZERS GET HONORED
WESTFIELD >> MCLA men's basketball coach Tony Skiffington won the men's basketball sportsmanship coach of the year honor from MASCAC.
Men's basketball player Paul Maurice and women's player Courtney Pingelski were recognized for their sportsmanship.
LAGASSE IS TOP ASSISTANT
NEW ORLEANS >> Williams assistant track and field coach Sarah Lagasse has been named the New England region Women's Indoor Assistant Coach of the Year. The award is presented by the U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Assn.
Lagasse had runners turn in 13 performances ranked in the top 50 this year, and three of her runners will be competing at the NCAA Division III championships this weekend.
Lagasse works with middle distance and distance runners.
HADLEY >> Three Williams athletes, honored in their respective sports, were also part of a group of 956 student-athletes named to the NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team.
Men's hockey player Zander Masucci made his third All-Academic team, and was named the NESCAC player of the year. Diver Ariana Ross, a two-time All-Academic selection, was the women's diver of the year. Men's swimmer Jake Tamposi, the four-year, high-point men's swimmer, earned his third All-Academic honor.
Williams athletes Luke Costley and Josh Harrington, both from Williamstown, are Nordic skiers on the All-Academic team.
Ben Krant of Williamstown, a squash player at Middlebury, and Nordic skier Kat Chenail of Willilamstown and Colby, were also All-Academic picks.
HADLEY >> Eight Williams winter athletes were named to the NESCAC All-Sportsmanship team.
The Williams selections were Luke Thoreson in men's basketball, Galen Squiers in men's squash, Oge Uwanaka in women's basketball, Nicole Feshbach in women's squash, Matt Werner in men's hockey, Eliza Noyes in women's hockey, Peter McDonald in men's swimming and diving and Anna Epstein in women's swimming and diving.