Saturday May 12, 2012

ANGOLA, Ind. -- The Williams College women's golf team came into Friday's final round of the NCAA Division III championships within striking distance of defending champion Methodist. A tough fourth round dashed the Ephs' dreams.

Williams shot 326 in the final round, the highest score among the top 14 finishers, and dropped from third to fifth in the final standings. It is still the best-ever finish for the Ephs. The top Williams finisher was Victoria Student, who was tied for 12th with a 310.

NESCAC baseball

HARTFORD, Conn. -- If the Williams College baseball team is going to win its first NESCAC title since 2007, it's going to have to do it the hard way.

The Ephs dropped into the losers bracket of the double-elimination tournament on Friday after falling to host Trinity 6-5. The Ephs were outscored 3-0 in the final two innings.

Williams will play Amherst at 10:30 this morning at Wesleyan. Bowdoin beat Amherst 3-2 in 11 innings. With the win, Bowdoin faces Trinity at 10:30. The winner advances to Sunday's championship while the loser will play either Williams or Amherst in the losers bracket final.

Matt Kastner was 4 for 4 with two runs scored for the Ephs.

NESCAC crew

WORCESTER -- At Lake Quinsigamond, the Williams crew teams claimed the conference titles. It's the fourth consecutive year the Ephs have swept.

The Williams women beat Bates by five seconds to win the grand final. In the men's event, Trinity had the best time in the morning heats, but the Ephs roared back in the final to beat Bates and Trinity.

NCAA tennis

WILLIAMSTOWN -- When the Williams men take the court this morning in the Division III tournament, the Ephs will put the NESCAC player of the year, junior Felix Sun, in the lineup. Also named to the first team were Trey Meyer and Bryan Chow.

The women were honored with five All-NESCAC picks and coach Allison Swain was named coach of the year. Kristin Alotta, Kathleen Elkins and Kara Shoemaker were all named to the first team.

The Drew men will play Williams at 11 this morning. In the women's tournament, Eliz abethtown will play four-time champion Williams today at 1:30.