Roundup: Williams women's hockey bounces back with New Year's Day win
WINONA, Minn. — Williams bounced back with a big road win on New Year's Day out in Minnesota, 2-0 over Saint Mary's. The Ephs (5-3-2) clung to 1-0 lead throughout the game, before an empty-netter sealed it in the final minute of the third period. Meghan Halloran scored on an Avery Dunn feed at 5 minutes, 11 seconds of the first to put Williams ahead. Marissa Anderson did the rest, turning away 22 shots in a shutout win to improve to 3-1 herself. Abby Brustad scored at 19:30 of the final frame. Halloran was on the ice for both scores.
Babson women 75, MCLA 51
SPRINGFIELD — MCLA (4-6) dropped the second game in Springfield over the weekend, this time surrendering 31 points in a problematic third quarter that threw what was a tie game at the half off-kilter. Babson's Payton Ouimette was dominant, going for 19 points and 17 rebounds, while former Belchertown star Tea Spellacy scored 11. MCLA did put four players in double figures, with Emily Moulton and Courtney Pingelski scoring 12 each and Mckenzie Robinson and Samantha Gawron posting matching 10-point outings.
Augsburg women's hockey 1, Williams 0
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Williams (4-3-2) lost a defensive battle on the road to Augsburg University on New Year's Eve. Mikayla Jones gave the Auggies all the offense they would need with a second-period goal. Christina Cleroux stopped the other 24 shots she faced in net for the Ephs, but Rebecca Sonnek was slightly better with a 23-save shutout. Annie Rush put eight shots on net, while Abby Brustad managed to win 13 of 19 on the dot.
Williams men 82, Cal Lutheran 71
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — The Ephs (9-2) roared back from down six at halftime to scorch host California Lutheran University Saturday night. Williams outscored the Kingsmen 47-30 in the second half, getting 29 points from James Heskett. Matthew Karpowicz was a perfect 6 of 6 off the bench for 13 points. It was a bounce-back win for the Ephs, who dropped the opening game of the Cal Lutheran Tournament 73-71 to Hamline the day before. They are now off until a pair of games in Connecticut on Jan. 5 and 6.
Springfield women 58, MCLA 45
SPRINGFIELD — The Pride used an elite defensive performance to toppled visiting MCLA (4-5) Saturday. Springfield out-scored the Trailblazers 20-13 in the third quarter to pull away in what was an ugly offensive night for both sides. Gracie Restituyo went for 18 points and 15 rebounds to lead Springfield, which shot just 31.8 percent from the floor. MCLA, which got 12 points from L'Rae Brundige, wasn't any better, shooting 32 percent as a team. Mckenzie Robinson played 40 minutes and dished out eight of the Trailblazers' 11 assists. Emily Moulton had five points, seven rebounds and three blocks.
Mount Anthony girls swimming 123, Hudson 14
Mount Anthony boys swimming 113, Hudson 13
HUDSON, N.Y. — The Patriots dominated the pool during a visit across the border to Hudson. On the girls side it was a big day for Lily Spencer, who won the 100 breaststroke while knocking a full five seconds off her best time. In a similar vein, Caroline Worthington chopped six seconds off her time in the 500 feestyle, while Emily Calder nailed down a second-place finish in the 200 freestyle with a personal best. Mount Anthony also saw PRs in the 200 freestyle relay, with Lacey Anderson, Olivia Surdam, Chayla Greenslet and Olivia Salem, and the 400 freestyle relay with Anderson, Andrea Kaufer, Kat Bruneau and Olivia Salem.
The Mount Anthony boys also swam some of the best races of their careers. Zach LaForest PR'd in the 200 free by more than two seconds to win it in front of teammate Ethan Bennett, who also took off a second and a half from his best. Bennett also managed to slice half a second off his 50 free time. Tristan Thomas placed second in the 100 fly, while swimming seven seconds faster than he ever had before. In the 100 free, Aaron Mattison took first place, swimming two seconds faster than his previous best. Caden Watson's broke off the starting block and knocked two seconds off his 100 backstroke time, winning the event. Finally, the 400 free relay squad of Caden Watson, Devin Deets, Mattison, and LaForest set a new mark of 4:06.31.
The Patriots are back home in Bennington for a matchup against Wahconah on Jan. 5 at 4:30 PM.