Saturday January 5, 2013

WILLIAMSTOWN -- A strong offensive showing catapulted the Williams women's hockey team to its fifth victory of the season, a 3-2 win over NESCAC foe Trinity on Friday night.

Haena Lee and Andree Heller scored first-period tallies for the Ephs (5-3, 2-1 NESCAC) just 1 minute, 25 seconds apart. Heller's came with just one second left in the opening frame.

Michaela Levine netted the eventual game-winner with 5:34 left in the second period. Rachel Nguyen made 28 saves in goal for Williams, upping her record to 2-1.

Williams men's hockey

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Mike Brofft scored with 58 seconds left in the first period and that was all the offense the Ephs could get, as they skated to a 1-1 tie with Trinity.

Samuel Kane scored midway through the second period to knot the game.

Sean Dougherty made 39 saves in the game for Williams, while the Ephs forced Ben Coulthard to stop 33 shots.

Williams men's basketball

MEDFORD -- The Ephs held a six-point lead at halftime and the outscored Tufts by nine in the second half to secure a 83-58 win.

Williams' Michael Mayer led all scorers with 24 points. He also had a game-high 13 rebounds.

The Ephs shot 69.8 percent (30 of 43) from the floor and out-rebounded Tufts 35-26 to keep their distance.

Williams women's basketball

MEDFORD -- Kellie Macdonald's homecoming didn't work out quite as well as she might have hoped.

The Danvers native tied a season high with eight points, but it wasn't enough to help the Ephs, who rallied late but ultimately fell to No. 10 Tufts, 61-57 in the NESCAC opener for both teams.

With the setback, the Ephs saw their four-game winning streak snapped and fell to 9-2 on the season.

The Ephs trailed by nine at the break (35-26) and couldn't do enough in the second half to complete the comeback.

Ellen Cook scored 15 points to lead all scorers. Jennie Harding was right behind with 14.