Sunday's colleges: Williams golf wins in Rick Pohle's finale

Monday October 8, 2012

CLINTON, N.Y. -- Williams College men’s golf coach Rick Pohle gets to go out a winner.

Pohle’s Ephs claimed the Hamilton Invitational title on Sunday in Pohle’s final tournament as the Eph head coach.

Pohle has been the head coach at Williams for 29 years, only the third golf coach in school history, and had a 1,96-541-8 record. The Ephs have won 10 NESCAC titles on his watch and made 10 NCAA Tournament appearances.

This fall, Williams won three of five tournaments, finished second in one and fourth in the other.

On Sunday, the Ephs beat RPI by two strokes to claim the two-day event. Williams finished with a score of 613, while RPI had 615. New York University was third with 619.

The difference between Williams and RPI could be found in the fact that three Ephs finished in the top 10, compared to two for RPI. The Ephs’ Dylan Dethier finished third with a 151, one stroke behind RPI’s Grant Rosener. Williams’ Tony Liu shot 154 and was one stroke behind RPI’s Brandon Mader. But Williams’ Michael Stone shot a 155 to finish eighth while Ephs Matt McCarron and Jake Goldenring tied for 13th with 157s, to help insure the Williams win.

Williams men’s soccer

BRUNSWICK, Maine -- The 19th-ranked Williams men needed overtime to beat Bowdoin 3-2 and remain undefeated.

Andrew Gray scored for Bowdoin (7-2-1, 3-2-1 in NESCAC) at 74:53, sending the game into overtime.

The game-winning goal was scored at 106:53 as a bad clear by a Bowdoin defender deflected off of Williams’ Chris Seitz and into the net. It was the first shot on goal by Seitz this season. User Kushaina and Matt Kastner also scored for the Ephs (7-0-2, 5-0-2).

Peter Morrell played in goal for Williams and made seven saves.

Williams women’s soccer

BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Bridget Gallagher’s goal at 14:03 of the first half was the only tally of the game as the Ephs (7-2-1, 6-0-1) beat Bowdoin 1-0.

The Polar Bears put the heat on in the second half, but Eph goalie Laura Wann made four saves in the second half to preserve the shutout and keep Williams unbeaten in conference play. Hannah Van Wetter had one save in the first half.

Williams women’s golf

WILLIAMSTOWN -- Georgiana Salant and the Williams women were the story at the Williams Fall Invitational.

The Ephs won the title with a two-day total of 641, 19 strokes ahead of second-place Ithaca College.

Salant was medalist, by shooting a two-day 144. Her even-par 71 on Sunday helped her beat Ithaca’s Sharon Li by three shots.

Lenox’s Maggie Mitts played for Williams, but her score didn’t count in the team competition. She tied for eighth with a 164.


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