College roundup: Williams women's hockey blanks Buffalo State

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WILLIAMSTOWN >> The Williams women's hockey team picked up a 5-0 win over Buffalo State on Saturday at Lansing Chapman Rink.

Freshman Olivia Stokes opened the scoring with her first career goal, sending home a pass from Kearan Burke in the first period.

In the second period, Michaela Levine scored her first of the day with assists from Emily Kreuger and Claire Mancheski on a power play to put the Ephs up 2-0.

Kreuger then put two goals up in the third period on assists from Levine and Abby Brustad, respectively, and Levine sandwiched in her second goal of the day between the two Kreuger efforts to put Williams in complete control. The first Kreuger goal came on the power play.

The Ephs finished with a 24-17 edge in shots, with Christina Cleroux repelling all 17 shots she faced to secure her first shutout of the season for Williams. Buffalo State's Justine Silva played for a majority of the game and stopped 15 shots, and Megan Sackett stopped four in just over 8:30 of action.

The Ephs are now 2-1 on the season and have a quick turnaround with an away game at Castleton University today. The puck will drop at 3 p.m.

SUNY GENESEO 3, WILLIAMS MEN'S HOCKEY 0

In Williamstown, after playing two scoreless periods on Saturday, the SUNY Geneseo men's hockey team hung three goals on Williams in the third period for a 3-0 shutout win at Lansing Chapman Rink.

David Ripple opened the scoring just over a minute into the third on a pass from Connor Anthoine, then Stephen Collins scored on the power play to double the advantage.

With Williams scrambling late to find a goal, Geneseo then added a third through RJ Burns on an empty net.

Geneseo only outshot Williams by one (24 to 23), but Devin McDonald's ability to keep the pucks out eventually made the difference. For Williams, Noah Klag had 21 saves.

Williams is 2-1 on the season, and the Ephs will return to the ice on Dec. 4 at Tufts.


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