Williams QB Maimaron earns NESCAC honor for second consecutive week

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HADLEY — For the second consecutive week, Williams quarterback Bobby Maimaron is the NESCAC offensive player of the week.

The freshman from Duxbury, who held the award by himself last week, shares the offensive honor with Wesleyan quarterback Mark Piccirillo.

Since NESCAC began keeping official conference awards in 2000, marks the first time that a Williams player has won consecutive player-of-the-week honors since placekicker Joe Mallock was the special teams player of the week Sept. 23 and Sept. 30, 2012.

Previously, running back Mike Hackett was named the NESCAC rookie of the week Oct. 22 and Oct. 29, 2000.

Maimaron earned his second honor by taking the Ephs 80 yards in 12 plays over the final 2:19 to score the game-winning touchdown in the Ephs' 27-26 upset of previously undefeated Middlebury. He threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to freshman Frank Stoia on the game's final play for the win. On the final drive, he was 8 for 10 for 70 yards, and kept the drive going with a 17-yard run.

Piccirillo was 29 of 42 for 370 yards and two touchdowns, and ran for 84 yards in Wesleyan's 41-23 win over Bates.

The defensive player of the week was Trinity defensive back Dominique Seagears, while Middlebury's Maxwell Rye was the special teams player of the week.

Williams women's soccer

SPRINGFIELD — The fourth-ranked Williams women won their third consecutive 1-0 match on Sunday, as freshman Sydney Jones got the only goal.

"As you go from September to October, teams get more organized defensively," Williams coach Michelyne Pinard said in a release. "At the moment, we're having to finish on fewer chances. It makes sense to me that we're not able to get behind teams as much as we did earlier in the season, but we're continuing to evolve offensively."

Liz Webber set up the goal at 70:22.

The Pride managed seven shots at the Williams net and three shots on goal. Former Pittsfield High School standout Amanda Wright had two of those seven shots.

It was a day where Wright played opposite her former PHS teammate Ilana Albert.

Williams did have a penalty kick chance in the first half, but Springfield keeper Ciara Boucher stopped Evan Gancedo.

Williams improves to 12-0-1, while Springfield is now 11-3-0.

Williams men's soccer

BABSON PARK — The Williams men extended their unbeaten streak to eight games with a 3-0 win at Babson.

The Ephs (7-1-4) got two goals in the first 20 minutes of the game, one from Sean Dory at 2:17 and one from Bobby Fabricant at 17:35.

Fabricant got his second goal of the game at 59:20.

Williams, 4-0-4 in its last eight, dominated play, putting 10 shots on goal to three for Babson (7-7-0), and getting seven corner kicks to one.

Bobby Schneiderman made three saves in 80 minutes, with Aaron Schein playing the final 10.


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