Williams College men's lacrosse upsets Tufts


KEENE, N.H. -- The Williams College men's lacrosse team sent a shock wave throughout New England on Tuesday.

The Ephs held sixth-ranked Tufts to three goals over the final three quarters to upset the Jumbos 15-8. The game was played at Keene State College.

Williams goalkeeper Dan Whittam gave up five goals in the first quarter but was outstanding the rest of the way. He made 17 saves facing 39 Tufts shots.

"It was a great day for us," Williams coach George McCormack said in a release. "The defense stepped up in the second quarter and then our offense started clicking."

The Ephs (6-3, 4-1) trailed 5-3 after one quarter but took the lead with a 5-0 second quarter. Williams scored three goals in less than two minutes to start the quarter and Eric Kelley's goal with 10:29 left in the quarter put the Ephs ahead for keeps.

Tufts (7-2, 4-1) cut the lead to 10-8 on Chris Schoenhut's man up goal with 4:24 left. Williams answered with five straight scores to put the game away.

Steven Kiesel had four goals to lead Williams, while Kelley, Joe Kinney and Khary Dennis had two goals each for the Ephs.

More honors for Dougherty

WILLIAMSTOWN -- Williams hockey goalie Sean Dougherty was named to the New England Hockey Writers Division II-III All-Star Team.

Dougherty has already earned first-team All-NESCAC honors and was named to the CCM D-II-III All-East All America team.

The junior from Smithtown, N.Y., was 14-8-3 with a 1.83 goals-against average. His save percentage was .938, fourth in the nation.

Kastner earns NESCAC honor

HADLEY -- Williams shortstop Matt Kastner is the NESCAC baseball player of the week. He was also named the ECAC-New England Division III co-player of the week.

Kastner hit .654 in a 5-2 week for the Ephs. He was 7 for 7 in a 20-2 win over Middlebury. Batting leadoff, Kastner has a .719 on-base percentage and scored 14 runs in those seven games.

The Eph shortstop leads the team with a .583 batting average, 21 hits and 18 runs scored.

Kastner shared the ECAC award with Endicott College catcher J.C. Martinez.


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