Williams women, Maggie Rosenbaum shine in NESCAC swim


WILLIAMSTOWN -- It was a lucky 13 for Williams College and a big weekend for Maggie Rosenbaum.

The Williams women’s swim and dive team won its 13th NESCAC championship on Sunday and in the process collected a conference-high 2,007 points. The Ephs are the first women’s team to reach the 2,000-point milestone.

Amherst finished second and Middlebury was third. Amherst had ended Williams’ 12-year winning streak last winter.

Rosenbaum, a senior from Alford, won two NESCAC titles for Hamilton. Rosenbaum won the 50-yard backstroke on Friday, came back with a win in the 100 backstroke on Saturday. She was second to Williams’ Katherine Bennett in the 200 back on Sunday.

Boys basketball
Taconic 71, Hoosac 61

CHESHIRE -- Four Taconic players scored in double figures to beat host Hoosac Valley.

Shaq Ardrey had a game-high 19 points, while Kyle Reardon and Charles Davis had 13 each. Reardon’s 13 was a career high. Mike Taylor chipped in with 12 points.

Jameson Coughlan had 16 to pace Hoosac (12-6).

The Braves led by 12 points with 2:36 left, but the Hurricanes cut th lead to 64-61 with 1:04 left. Then Reardon buried a 3-point shot and the Braves went on to win.

"It was a tourney-type atmosphere," Hoosac coach Bill Robinson said. "Taconic outplayed us down the stretch."

College hockey
Middlebury 2, Williams men 1

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -- Williams (13-6-3, 9-4-3 in NESCAC) was 40 seconds away from a tie with host Middlebury, when the Panthers struck.

Louis Belisle scored his 14th goal of the year at 4:20 of overtime and the Ephs were beaten.

Paul Steinig scored in the first period for Williams but Derek Pimentel tied the game in the second period for Middlebury (9-10-3, 7-7-2).

Sean Dougherty had 42 saves for the Ephs.

Williams women 1, Middlebury 1

WILLIAMSTOWN -- Cristina Bravi’s 18th goal of the year at 18:50 of the first period gave Williams a 1-0 lead.

It was looking like the Ephs (11-8-3, 8-3-3) were going to escape with a shutout win until Pam Schulman scored at 17:26 of the third period to tie the score for Middlebury (17-2-4, 12-0-4).


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