Williams College soccer, volleyball teams reach NESCAC finals


WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Williams College volleyball team will play Bowdoin this afternoon for the NESCAC title.

Williams beat Tufts 25-22, 25-11-25-8 in the semifinals, and the Ephs will play the Polar Bears at noon.

Tori Jasuta had 17 kills for Williams while Ryan Farley had 38 assists.

NESCAC men’s soccer

AMHERST -- The Ephs beat Little Three rival Wesleyan 2-1 in the semifinals and will play the Lord Jeffs here today.

Matt Murrales’ goal at 82:39 proved to be the game-winner.

NESCAC women’s soccer

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -- Hannah Van Wetter made four saves as Williams beat Trinity 2-0 to reach today’s title game. The Ephs will play host Middlebury for the title.

Crystal Lewin and Kristi Kirshe scored for the Ephs, who lost to Trinity 2-0 in the regular season.

ECAC cross country

BRISTOL, Conn. -- The Williams men won their eighth ECAC Division III title in the last nine years.

The Ephs finished with 26 points, while Tufts was second with 75 and Amherst with 84.

Williams finished 1-2-3 and had four runners in the top 10. Cole Townsend won the 8-kilometer race in 25 minutes, 43.08 seconds. He was followed by teammates Todd Ford and Kieran Scannel, while David Folsom was seventh.

Mark Rabasco of Pittsfield and Keene State was 23rd, while MCLA’s Anthony Cancilla was 146th.

Middlebury won the women’s title with 30 points, while Williams was second with 54.

Middlebury’s Katie Skinner won the 6-k race in 22:30.58, followed by teammate Emily Atwood. Williams’ Louisa Lee was fourth in 22:55.7, with Anna Spiers (seventh) and Amelia Ortiz (eighth) also finishing in the top 10.


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