Monday November 12, 2012

Berkshire Eagle Staff

WILLIAMSTOWN -- Michael Maddings scored in overtime to give the Williams men a win in the NCAA Division III soccer tournament.

Maddings goal in the 99th minute capped a Williams comeback in a 2-1 win over St. Lawrence Sunday afternoon on Cole Field. The Ephs tied the game with 10 minutes left in regulation

Williams gave up a goal to St. Lawrence’s Jamal Samaroo just 29 seconds into the first half, but held the Saints (14-3-3) scoreless the rest of the way.

NESCAC freshman of the year Mohammed Rashid tied the game at 80:05, on a shot from the left that landed inside the far post.

In overtime, Matt Ratajcak sent the ball to Madding, who settled it and volleyed the ball under the crossbar for the goal.

Williams (15-1-3) will play Brandeis this weekend in a round-of-eight-game after the Judges beat Vassar 1-0. The other half of the bracket features NESCAC champion Amherst and Swarthmore.

The site of this weekend’s games will be determined today.

NCAA women’s soccer

NORTON -- A first-half goal by Wheaton’s Cassey Muse stood up as host Wheaton beat Williams 1-0 in the Division III women’s soccer tournament.

The game was a defensive struggle as both Williams goalie Hannah Van Wetter and Wheaton’s Taylor Wilson made three saves each.

With the win, Wheaton (18-1-6) advances in the tournament and will play Carnegie-Mellon. Williams ends its year 13-4-2.