Saturday's colleges: WIlliams hockey teams each score wins
The Williams men's and women's hockey teams both scored conference victories Saturday.
Michaela Levine's third-period tally with less than eight minutes to play gave the women a 4-3 win over Bowdoin. The win has Williams in second place in the NESCAC with an 8-1-1 record. Middlebury sits atop the standings at 9-0-3.
Levine's goal completed a comeback the started late in the second period.
Bowdoin took a 3-2 lead 6:39 into the middle frame, but Hanna Beattie scored on the power play to draw Williams even with 1:26 left in the period.
The Ephs have now won six straight and are unbeaten in their last seven. In conference, they've won their last five, with the lone loss coming in the season opener.
For the men, they had their best offensive night of the season, scoring a 6-2 victory over Tufts.
Matt Werner, George Hunkele and Zander Masucci scored second-period goals for Williams, which gave the Ephs a 4-2 edge headed to the final 20 minutes. Alex DeBaere and Paul Steinig tallied in the third to make sure no comeback was in the works.
Sean Dougherty continued his solid work in net for Williams, stopping 22 of 24 shots for his 12th win of the season.
Williams leads the NESCAC with a 9-1-2 mark, while Amherst is in second at 8-3-0.
MCLA men top Bridgewater
NORTH ADAMS - The MCLA men's basketball team saw a double-digit, first-half lead disappear, but showed some toughness late, and then made some clutch shots to hold off hard-charging Bridgewater State for a 72-67 win over the Bears.
The Trailblazers win their second straight game against the MASCAC's top two teams as they improve to 6-13 on the season and 3-4 in league play. The Bears fall to 11-9 overall and 5-2 in the MASCAC.
MCLA was led by four players in double figures. John Jones had 14 points to lead the team.
BSU was paced by Kyle Gibson's game high 21 point effort. Brendan Monteiro scored 17 points, including his 1,000th of his career in the second half.
MCLA women fall off pace in second half
NORTH ADAMS - The Bridgewater State women's basketball team used an explosive second half to run past MCLA 73-52.
With the win, the Bears improve to 11-9 overall and remain atop the league standings at 5-2. MCLA drops their eighth straight game and sits at 4-15 overall, 0-7 in conference play.
Jenna Williamson led all scorers with 19 points, including 16 over the final 20 minutes. Elisha Homich added 15 points, while Chanelle Melton (14 points) and Melissa Daigle (10 points) were also in double figures.
MCLA was led by Kaitlyn Chenevert's team-high 14 points. Kayla Hotaling ended the night a rebound shy of a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds.
Bridgewater trailed by two points at halftime, and with 12:36 remaining, MCLA led 38-37. From there, the Bears held MCLA without a field goal for nine minutes. The drought allowed the Bears to go on a 28-3 run, which gave BSU a commanding 65-41 lead with just 3:50 left to play. Williamson keyed the spurt with 10 points.
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