Williams College men, women sweep Conn. College in soccer


WILLIAMSTOWN -- Seven days ago, the Williams College men's soccer team walked off Cole Field dejected after losing to Amherst in double overtime.

The Ephs (4-2-0, 2-2-0) walked off with smiles on Saturday after beating Connecticut College 1-0.

Nathan Miller's unassisted goal at 19:09 was all the Ephs needed this day.

It was an even contest as the Camels (3-2-2, 0-2-2) actually outshot the Ephs 17-15. Peter Morrell made four saves to register his third shutout and Max Nichols had three saves for the Camels.

Williams women's soccer

WILLIAMSTOWN -- Freshman Audrey Thomas' goal in the second half gave the Ephs a 1-0 win over Conn. College.

Mai Mitsuyama sent a pass ahead to Thomas in the 66th minute. Thomas got behind the Camels' defense and ripped a shot from the top of the box into the upper left corner for the game's only goal.

Hannah Van Wetter had a save for the Ephs (3-1-2, 2-1-1), who outshot Conn. College 14-4.

MCLA men's soccer

NORTH ADAMS -- MCLA men's soccer coach Adam Hildabrand and his players probably can't wait for September to be over. An 0-for-month will do that for you.

The Trailblazers (2-5, 0-2 in MASCAC) dropped their fifth game of the month, losing 2-1 to Salem State.

Saimir Zepaj's goal at 48:13 gave the Vikings a 2-0 lead, before the Trailblazers' Dylan Pereira scored his eighth goal of the year at 57:04.

MCLA couldn't get the tying goal past Salem (1-6, 1-1). goalkeeper Nondas Kargakis, who had nine saves. Matt Robinson made five saves for MCLA.

MCLA women's soccer

SALEM -- The MCLA women are still searching for its first MASCAC win after dropping a road game against Salem State 2-1.

The Vikings hosted (4-2, 2-1) the Trailblazers (4-5, 0-2) Saturday in a game that was tied 1-1 at halftime.

But 15 minutes into the second half Casey Connolly scored the go ahead goal for Salem State.

Jen Ferrari had the lone goal from MCLA off an assist from Kayla Lingel.

Williams field hockey

WILLIAMSTOWN -- It sounds like a broken record, but Williams beat Conn. College 1-0. That means all three Williams-Conn. College games were decided by 1-0 scores, and all in favor of the Ephs.

Katie Jolin scored in the first half for the Ephs (2-4, 1-3), who won their second straight game and first NESCAC contest.

Williams dominated play, outshooting the Camels (3-4, 1-3) by a 12-3 mark.

NESCAC fall golf

BRUNSWICK, Maine -- The Williams men are third after the first day of the conference's fall championship. The winner gets to host the spring tournament.

Middlebury holds an eight-shot lead over Trinity and a nine-stroke lead over the Ephs. Middlebury has a 298 score, to 306 for Trinity and 307 for Williams.

Middlebury's Rob Donahoe and John Louie lead the event after shooting 70s.

Williams' Matt McCarron is four strokes off the pace at 74 while Eph Dylan Dethier is part of a seven-way tie for eighth at 76.

ITA Tennis

WILLIAMSTOWN -- Two Williams women's tennis players have reached the semifinals in the ITA Championships.

Kathleen Elkins and Kara Shoemaker are one win each away from reaching the singles finals. Elkins beat teammate Linda Shin 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, in a three-hour match. Shoemaker won twice to reach the semifinals.

In doubles, the Ephs have one team in the finals. Shoemaker and Rebecca Curran beat teammates Shin and Alex Stone to reach the final round. Shoemaker and Curran are the defending champions.

The men are playing in Middlebury, Vt., and have semifinalists in singles and doubles.

Conrad Harron beat two seeded players to reach the semifinals, defeating Middlebury's Alex Johnston and Williams' Howie Weiss.

In doubles, Williamstown's Rohan Shastri and teammate Jose Raventos are in the semifinals after knocking off the No. 2 seeds.


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