Local colleges: Williams men bounce back after loss to beat Colby in hockey


WATERVILLE, MAINE — Dan Doherty picked a really good time to score his first two goals of the 2015-16.

The Williams College forward scored twice, including the game winner, as the Ephs rebounded from a shutout loss Friday night to beat Colby 3-1 Saturday afternoon.

Williams (11-4-1, 7-2-1 in NESCAC) came into the weekend ranked eighth in the nation in the D3hockey.com national poll and ninth in the USCHO.com national poll. Colby falls to 5-8-4, 3-7-2.

"After a tough loss [Friday] night, it was a credit to our team to play the way they did and earn a team win," said Williams coach Bill Kangas, "sending us into next weekend on a positive note."

Noah Klag got the start in net for Williams and the senior from Bryn Mawr, Pa., made 32 saves in the win. He lost his shutout bid when Colby's Jack Burton scored at 12:55 of the third period.

The game winner by Doherty was scored at 18:45 of the first period. C.J. Shugart passed the puck to Doherty from the left face-off circle, and the sophomore from Danvers blasted the puck past goalie Emerson Vernier. Zander Masucci scored a power play goal in the second period.


NEW LONDON, CONN. >> The Williams women's hockey team is on a hot streak.

The Ephs won their fourth straight and fifth in the last six games by beating Conn. College to sweep a weekend series.

Unlike Friday's 5-4 game this was a defensive struggle. Eph goalie Christina Cleroux made 34 saves and lost her shutout bid with 17:16 gone in the third period.

Williams' Eliza Noyes kept the game from going into overtime when she scored the game-winning goal at 18:53. Emily Kreuger and Candace Lu had assists. Alex Lovas scored in the second period for the Ephs.

Williams is now 10-5, and 6-3, while Conn. College is 7-6-1 and 4-4-1.


BRIDGEWATER >> Williams finished fourth in the New England Wrestling Association Duals Tournament. Williams beat Wesleyan 24-22 in the third-place match, after losing to Johnson & Wales 24-15 in the third round. Johnson & Wales finished second, losing to Roger williams 27-8 in the championship match.

Tim Garripoli (165 pounds) and Chris Chorzepa (184) had the best days for Williams by going 4-0 each. Matt Morris (125), Jake Savoca (149) and Jorge Lopez (157) each went 3-1 for the Ephs.


WILLIAMSTOWN >> The Williams women beat Middlebury 7-2 on Saturday afternoon. It was Williams' seventh consecutive win.

Williams got off quickly as Caroline Hogan and Ellen Coombe won their matches in three games. Nicole Feshbach came back from being down 1-2 to win her match. The 3-0 lead proved to be too much for Middlebury to respond to.


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