NORTHFIELD, VT. >> Playing a pair of matches at Norwich University on Saturday, the MCLA women's volleyball team went 2-0, topping host Norwich 3-0 while besting Lyndon State 3-2 in the second contest.
Against Norwich, MCLA won with set scores of 25-19, 25-17 and 25-17.
Sam Anderson had 10 kills in the win, while Beatrice Lechler had 12 assists and three digs. Tessa Sestito and Canielle Enomoto led the Trailblazers with eight digs each.
Against Lyndon State, MCLA took the first set 25-22, but dropped the next two 21-25 and 20-25 to put themselves on the edge. The Trailblazers recovered, though, and took the fourth set 25-22 and won the fifth set 15-10.
Anderson and Maggie Allen each had 10 kills in the win, while Rebecca Godbout added seven. Taylor Wiese had 24 assists in the five-set match, and Samantha DeCarlo had 19 digs.
MCLA is now 3-5 on the year.
WILLIAMS GOES 0-2 AT UNION INVITATIONAL
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. >> The Williams women's volleyball team suffered a pair of defeats at the Union Invitational, as the Ephs fell to host Union and to Susquehanna 3-0.
In the first game, the Ephs fell to Union by set scores of 20-25, 13-25 and 20-25.
Against Susquehanna, the Ephs fell by set scores of 21-25, 11-25 and 12-25.
WILLIAMS 2, TRINITY 0
WILLIAMSTOWN >> The Williams men's soccer team started its season with a shutout win over Trinity in NESCAC action.
The Ephs scored one goal in each half to take the win.
Mark Sisco-Tolomeo got the scoring started with an unassisted effort in the first half, then Mohammed Rashid converted on a pass from JC Bahr de Stefano to provide more than enough insurance.
Christian Alcorn stopped all three shots that came his way to record a clean sheet. Trinity's Mateo Zabala stopped two shots in the loss.
MCLA 8, JOHNSON STATE 0
NORTH ADAMS >> The MCLA men's soccer team thumped Johnson State for seven goals in the first half to run away with Saturday's game.
Seven different Trailblazers scored in the win, with Anthony Basile leading the way with two goals, both coming in the first half.
Edward Boateng, Oscar Castro, Jesse Moore, Patrick Mahoney, Andrew Nygard and Augustin Ndayikeza also tallied. Moore and Issa Jalloh each had a pair of assists, as well.
In goal, Kamron Anderson played the first half and did not make a save in his 45 minutes of work to get the win. Andrew Haier and Dylan Mcardle split the second half, with each goalie making one save. MCLA is now 2-2-0 on the year.
WILLIAMS 2, TRINITY 1 (OT)
WILLIAMSTOWN >> The Williams women's soccer team needed overtime to record a win over Trinity in NESCAC action.
The Ephs fell behind by a goal in the second half when Laura Nee scored for Trinity, but Sarah Scire leveled the game up in the 76th minute on an assist from Kristi Kirshe and Natasha Albaneze.
In overtime, Williams (2-0-0, 1-0-0 NESCAC) scored in the 93rd minute when Natalie Turner-Wyatt got on the end of a pass from Sarah Kelly to tuck home the winner.
Olivia Barnhill did not make a save in the game, as Trinity's lone shot on goal found the back of the net. Julia Pinto, meanwhile, had to make four saves for Trinity.
WILLIAMS 4, TRINITY 3
WILLIAMSTOWN >> In a game of violent momentum swings, the Ephs absorbed the Bantams' opening volleys and fired back with their own to record their first win of the year.
Trinity went up 2-0 inside of five minutes as Kelcie Finn and Chandler Solimine found the back of the cage, but Williams responded with three straight goals before halftime to take a 3-2 lead into the break. Meredith Wright, Rachel Brissette and Alex Bennett all scored for the Ephs, with Bennett's goal coming at 34 minutes exactly.
In the second half, Trinity leveled the score up at 3-all on another Solimine goal, but less than two minutes later the Ephs went up for good when Brissette scored her second of the day, assisted by Bennett.
Brissette finished with two goals and two assists, while Bennett had one tally and one helper.
Williams (1-1, 1-0 NESCAC) goaltender Margaret Draper stopped five shots in the win, while Bantams goalie Lori Berger had six saves.