College roundup: Williams women's golf wins NESCAC championship

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MIDDLEBURY, VT. — For the second consecutive season, the Williams College women have won the NESCAC golf championship.

The Ephs scored a two-stroke victory over host Middlebury to take the title, which was contested in conjunction with Middlebury's inaugural George Phinney Jr. Golf Classic. The tourney had 17 teams in it.

The NESCAC teams were also battling each other for the league championship. Williams finished with a two-day total of 629, while Middlebury had 631. Amherst took third with a 648, while Hamilton was tied for seventh, Bowdoin was 10th, and Bates was 12th.

"The overall performance was good today. The conditions were tough, windy and tricky greens, so the scores were higher than what we like to see," Williams coach Tomas Adalsteinsson said in a statement. "But the women fought for every shot, all the way to the end."

Middlebury's Chloe Levins was medalist each day, finishing with a two-day total of 150. She was six strokes ahead of Williams' Elizabeth Gudas.

The Ephs had four golfers finish in the top 10 to help decide the match. Tracey Kimm was tied for third at 157, Phoebe Mattana was fifth at 158 and Sophie Kitchen was sixth at 159.

WILLIAMS WOMEN'S SOCCER

WILLIAMSTOWN >> The top-ranked Williams women's soccer team made it 11 games without a loss Sunday afternoon, scoring three times in the second half to beat MIT 4-1.

The Ephs have gone 10-0-1 with a combination of youth and experience. In fact, of the 30 goals Williams has scored as a team, 16 of them were scored by first-year players.

The latest to make a mark on the score sheet was Sarah Scire. She scored two of her three goals in a six-minutes pan of the second half, turning a 1-1 tie into a 3-1 lead.

Olivia Barnhill had four saves on five shots in 81 minutes of play, while Tressa Palcheck played eight minutes and made two saves.

The Ephs host Wesleyan and Bowdoin this coming weekend, looking to extend its conference lead over Trinity.

"We want to keep hold of our top spot in the conference," Williams coach Michelyne Pinard said. "What I love about this team is that each practice and each training session, we focus in on one concept and one idea, and they really grab that and move forward."

MCLA GOLF

PITTSFIELD >> Twelve months ago, Nick Bator was winning the Berkshire Classic for the county's top high school golfers. On Sunday, he was medalist for MCLA in his team's victory.

Bator shot 83 at Berkshire Hills Country Club as he led the Trailblazers to a 338-462 win over Sage College.

Josh Fortier, Doug Sigsbury and Reese Dwyer all shot 85 to round out the scoring for MCLA. All six Trailblazers shot better scores than Sage's top golfer, Casey Fitzpatrick, who had a 99.

WILLIAMS VOLLEYBALL

NEW LONDON, CONN. >> Saturday night, Williams won its fifth straight match as the Ephs (9-7, 4-2 in NESCAC) scored a 3-1 win over host Connecticut College (8-7, 3-3).

Tori Jasuta led the way for Williams with 17 kills and 11 digs. Ally Ostrow had 16 kills and 11 digs for the Ephs, while freshman setter Alex Newton had 42 assists in the win.

Jenny Kellogg led Conn. College with nine kills and four digs.


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