College roundup: Williams women's hockey team wins Codfish Bowl Tournament title

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BOSTON — Marissa Anderson made 14 saves for her second shutout in 24 hours, helping the Williams College women's hockey team claim the Codfish Bowl Tournament championship in the process.

Williams got second-period goals from tournament most valuable player Liz Welch and Brianna Hill, while Anderson and her defense did the rest as the Ephs claimed the tournament title with a 2-0 win over Stevenson on Sunday afternoon. It was the second straight win for Williams (4-3-0), as the Ephs have now won four of five since starting the season 0-2.

"It was really nice and impressive to see Marissa claim two shutouts," Williams coach Meghan Gillis said in a release. "She hasn't played a lot recently due to injury and stepped in and made huge saves for us."

Anderson got her first start of the season on Saturday and made 15 saves in a 5-0 win over host UMass-Boston. Stevenson (4-3-2) and Bowdoin battled to a 1-1 tie, which is how the game went into the record books. But the New Jersey squad won the shootout to reach the championship game.

In the first period, it was all about Stevenson goalie Annie Smyth-Hammond, who stopped all 11 shots she saw in the period.

Williams finally broke through early in the second. Welch netted her second goal of the year on a pass from Michaela O'Connor at 5:02. Avery Dunn got the second assist. Exactly 2 minutes, 45 seconds later, Brianna Hill got an unassisted goal, making it 2-0.

The Williams defense did a more-than-solid job in front of Anderson. The Ephs held the Mustangs to just 14 shots on goal in the game, and only four in the third period.

The loss ended a four-game unbeaten streak (3-0-1) for the Mustangs.

Williams is off until next Sunday, when the Ephs travel to play fifth-ranked Elmira.

In the consolation game, Bowdoin beat UMass-Boston 3-2 in overtime.

Annie Rush, who helped the Ephs reach the NCAA Division III quarterfinals last year, is in her first season as an assistant coach for the Beacons.

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Stevenson     0     0     0     —     0

Williams     0     2     0     —     2

Second Period

W — Elizabeth Welch (Michaela O'Connor, Avery Dunn), 5:02. W — Brianna Hill (unassisted), 7:47.

Shots on goal — S: 5-5-4 14. W: 11-14-10 35. Saves — S: Annie Smyth-Hammond 33. W: Marissa Anderson 14.

Williams men 6, Geneseo 4

GENESEO, N.Y. — Connor Kucharski picked a pretty good time to get his first two college goals.

The Williams defenseman broke a third-period tie and then added an empty-net goal as the 14th-ranked Ephs upset No. 4 Geneseo 6-4 on Sunday afternoon.

When the Ephs packed up after Saturday's 5-0 loss to Babson at home, head coach Bill Kangas called the next 24 hours a chance for the team to look in the mirror.

"It's a lesson for us," he said after the game, "and obviously, the challenge for us is responding to something like this."

The four goals might have been more than Kangas might have liked to have given up, but there can be little doubt that the Ephs responded to Saturday's loss in a positive manner.

Williams did score first in the game, on a goal by Mike Armstrong at 1:15 of the first period. But the Knights came back twice, tying the game on a power-play goal by Tyson Empey at 9:06 of the third period. The Ephs were less than 20 seconds away from killing the hooking minor by Max Fuld when Geneseo struck.

Three minutes later, Kucharski scored his first collegiate goal at 12:32, with Jack Forrest and Will Somers assisting.

The Knights pulled the goalie with 1:30 left in the game. First-year goalie Evan Ruschil, who made 37 saves in the game, stopped a shot by Chris Perna. The Ephs got the puck and Kucharski launched it into the empty net.

Geneseo had three more shots at goal, but none got through the Williams defense.

Forrest and Tyler Scott also had two goals each for the Ephs.

Williams will finish the first semester on the road with NESCAC games at Hamilton Friday and at Amherst Saturday afternoon.

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Williams     2     2     2     —     6

Geneseo     2     1     1     —     4

First Period

W — Mike Armstrong (Nick Altmann), 1:15. G — Dan Bosio (Tanner Salsberry, Gordon Helmuth), 6:36. W — Daniel Woolfenden (Jack Forrest, Jack McCool), 11:17. G — Carson Kelley (Levi Wunder, Nicolas Elia), 13:54, SH.

Second Period

G — Wunder (Russell), 5:40. W — Tyler Scott (Will Somers, Wyatt Glover), 6:12, PP. W — Scott (Glover), 8:37.

Third Period

G — Tyson Empey (Chris Perna, Matt Doran), 9:06. W — Connor Kucharski (Jack Forrest, Will Somers), 12:32. W — Kucharski (unassisted), 19:07, EN.

Shots on goals — W: 8-8-4 20. G: 11-13-17 41. Saves — W: Evan Ruschil 37. G: Matt Petizian 14.

College Basketball

Albertus Magnus 76, Williams men 63

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — It was a wire-to-wire win for host Albertus Magnus on Sunday afternoon.

The Falcons' Jahmerikah Green-Younger almost outscored the five Williams starters, as the Ephs dropped a 76-63 decision on the road.

Green-Younger scored 22 points and added five assists for Albertus Magnus (5-1). The five listed Williams starters, Michael Myers, Spencer Spivy, Jovan Jones, Matt Karpowicz and Mickey Babek, combined to score 29 total points.

The Ephs were led by a pair of first-years. Alex Stoddard led Williams with a career-best 15 points, while Cole Prowitt-Smith added 14 points and he pulled down seven rebounds.

"Today was another lesson on how sharp you have to be on the road against a good, NCAA Tournament team," Williams coach Kevin App said in a release. "I thought we let them speed us up a little bit in the second half, instead of executing our concepts on the offensive and defensive ends."

Albertus Magnus' Terry Dawkins had the game's first shot blocked by Matt Karpowicz, but Dawkins scored his only two points of the game on the put-back.

Karpowicz took the Ephs' first shot and had it blocked by Liam Perryman. Tyreek Perkins pulled down the defensive rebound and fed Rob Tindley for a 3-point basket, making it 5-0 for the Falcons. They never trailed. Davon Walker had 16 points and Keithantonio Davis added 10 for the Falcons.

"What we need to learn from this game is that you have to commit to sticking to your principles — defensively in particular — to weather those storms," App said. "I thought we tried to do too much on both ends of the floor. So now you're shooting harder shots or rushing shots on offense, and on the defensive end it opened up driving lanes for them."

Williams had a rough shooting day. The Ephs shot 25 percent from the floor in the first half and was 21 of 66 from the floor for the game. The Ephs were frosty from outside the 3-point arc. Williams was 4 for 27, and that included 2 for 13 from Stoddard.

Williams will host Fitchburg State on Tuesday and Springfield on Saturday.

"We just need to keep getting better," App said. "The first semester is about figuring about roles and seeing what we have to sharpen up. We get two more opportunities this week at home to compete and keep growing — there's better way to go into finals and the break."

Williams     0     2     0     —     2

Second Period

W — Elizabeth Welch (Michaela O'Connor, Avery Dunn), 5:02. W — Brianna Hill (unassisted), 7:47.

Shots on goal — S: 5-5-4 14. W: 11-14-10 35. Saves — S: Annie Smyth-Hammond 33. W: Marissa Anderson 14.

Williams men 6, Geneseo 4

GENESEO, N.Y. — Connor Kucharski picked a pretty good time to get his first two college goals.

The Williams defenseman broke a third-period tie and then added an empty-net goal as the 14th-ranked Ephs upset No. 4 Geneseo 6-4 on Sunday afternoon.

When the Ephs packed up after Saturday's 5-0 loss to Babson at home, head coach Bill Kangas called the next 24 hours a chance for the team to look in the mirror.

"It's a lesson for us," he said after the game, "and obviously, the challenge for us is responding to something like this."

The four goals might have been more than Kangas might have liked to have given up, but there can be little doubt that the Ephs responded to Saturday's loss in a positive manner.

Williams did score first in the game, on a goal by Mike Armstrong at 1:15 of the first period. But the Knights came back twice, tying the game on a power-play goal by Tyson Empey at 9:06 of the third period. The Ephs were less than 20 seconds away from killing the hooking minor by Max Fuld when Geneseo struck.

Three minutes later, Kucharski scored his first collegiate goal at 12:32, with Jack Forrest and Will Somers assisting.

The Knights pulled the goalie with 1:30 left in the game. First-year goalie Evan Ruschil, who made 37 saves in the game, stopped a shot by Chris Perna. The Ephs got the puck and Kucharski launched it into the empty net.

Geneseo had three more shots at goal, but none got through the Williams defense.

Forrest and Tyler Scott also had two goals each for the Ephs.

Williams will finish the first semester on the road with NESCAC games at Hamilton Friday and at Amherst Saturday afternoon.

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Williams     2     2     2     —     6

Geneseo     2     1     1     —     4

First Period

W — Mike Armstrong (Nick Altmann), 1:15. G — Dan Bosio (Tanner Salsberry, Gordon Helmuth), 6:36. W — Daniel Woolfenden (Jack Forrest, Jack McCool), 11:17. G — Carson Kelley (Levi Wunder, Nicolas Elia), 13:54, SH.

Second Period

G — Wunder (Russell), 5:40. W — Tyler Scott (Will Somers, Wyatt Glover), 6:12, PP. W — Scott (Glover), 8:37.

Third Period

G — Tyson Empey (Chris Perna, Matt Doran), 9:06. W — Connor Kucharski (Jack Forrest, Will Somers), 12:32. W — Kucharski (unassisted), 19:07, EN.

Shots on goals — W: 8-8-4 20. G: 11-13-17 41. Saves — W: Evan Ruschil 37. G: Matt Petizian 14.

College Basketball

Albertus Magnus 76, Williams men 63

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — It was a wire-to-wire win for host Albertus Magnus on Sunday afternoon.

The Falcons' Jahmerikah Green-Younger almost outscored the five Williams starters, as the Ephs dropped a 76-63 decision on the road.

Green-Younger scored 22 points and added five assists for Albertus Magnus (5-1). The five listed Williams starters, Michael Myers, Spencer Spivy, Jovan Jones, Matt Karpowicz and Mickey Babek, combined to score 29 total points.

The Ephs were led by a pair of first-years. Alex Stoddard led Williams with a career-best 15 points, while Cole Prowitt-Smith added 14 points and he pulled down seven rebounds.

"Today was another lesson on how sharp you have to be on the road against a good, NCAA Tournament team," Williams coach Kevin App said in a release. "I thought we let them speed us up a little bit in the second half, instead of executing our concepts on the offensive and defensive ends."

Albertus Magnus' Terry Dawkins had the game's first shot blocked by Matt Karpowicz, but Dawkins scored his only two points of the game on the put-back.

Karpowicz took the Ephs' first shot and had it blocked by Liam Perryman. Tyreek Perkins pulled down the defensive rebound and fed Rob Tindley for a 3-point basket, making it 5-0 for the Falcons. They never trailed. Davon Walker had 16 points and Keithantonio Davis added 10 for the Falcons.

"What we need to learn from this game is that you have to commit to sticking to your principles — defensively in particular — to weather those storms," App said. "I thought we tried to do too much on both ends of the floor. So now you're shooting harder shots or rushing shots on offense, and on the defensive end it opened up driving lanes for them."

Williams had a rough shooting day. The Ephs shot 25 percent from the floor in the first half and was 21 of 66 from the floor for the game. The Ephs were frosty from outside the 3-point arc. Williams was 4 for 27, and that included 2 for 13 from Stoddard.

Williams will host Fitchburg State on Tuesday and Springfield on Saturday.

"We just need to keep getting better," App said. "The first semester is about figuring about roles and seeing what we have to sharpen up. We get two more opportunities this week at home to compete and keep growing — there's better way to go into finals and the break."

Second Period

W — Elizabeth Welch (Michaela O'Connor, Avery Dunn), 5:02. W — Brianna Hill (unassisted), 7:47.

Shots on goal — S: 5-5-4 14. W: 11-14-10 35. Saves — S: Annie Smyth-Hammond 33. W: Marissa Anderson 14.

Williams men 6, Geneseo 4

GENESEO, N.Y. — Connor Kucharski picked a pretty good time to get his first two college goals.

The Williams defenseman broke a third-period tie and then added an empty-net goal as the 14th-ranked Ephs upset No. 4 Geneseo 6-4 on Sunday afternoon.

When the Ephs packed up after Saturday's 5-0 loss to Babson at home, head coach Bill Kangas called the next 24 hours a chance for the team to look in the mirror.

"It's a lesson for us," he said after the game, "and obviously, the challenge for us is responding to something like this."

The four goals might have been more than Kangas might have liked to have given up, but there can be little doubt that the Ephs responded to Saturday's loss in a positive manner.

Williams did score first in the game, on a goal by Mike Armstrong at 1:15 of the first period. But the Knights came back twice, tying the game on a power-play goal by Tyson Empey at 9:06 of the third period. The Ephs were less than 20 seconds away from killing the hooking minor by Max Fuld when Geneseo struck.

Three minutes later, Kucharski scored his first collegiate goal at 12:32, with Jack Forrest and Will Somers assisting.

The Knights pulled the goalie with 1:30 left in the game. First-year goalie Evan Ruschil, who made 37 saves in the game, stopped a shot by Chris Perna. The Ephs got the puck and Kucharski launched it into the empty net.

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Geneseo had three more shots at goal, but none got through the Williams defense.

Forrest and Tyler Scott also had two goals each for the Ephs.

Williams will finish the first semester on the road with NESCAC games at Hamilton Friday and at Amherst Saturday afternoon.

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Williams     2     2     2     —     6

Geneseo     2     1     1     —     4

First Period

W — Mike Armstrong (Nick Altmann), 1:15. G — Dan Bosio (Tanner Salsberry, Gordon Helmuth), 6:36. W — Daniel Woolfenden (Jack Forrest, Jack McCool), 11:17. G — Carson Kelley (Levi Wunder, Nicolas Elia), 13:54, SH.

Second Period

G — Wunder (Russell), 5:40. W — Tyler Scott (Will Somers, Wyatt Glover), 6:12, PP. W — Scott (Glover), 8:37.

Third Period

G — Tyson Empey (Chris Perna, Matt Doran), 9:06. W — Connor Kucharski (Jack Forrest, Will Somers), 12:32. W — Kucharski (unassisted), 19:07, EN.

Shots on goals — W: 8-8-4 20. G: 11-13-17 41. Saves — W: Evan Ruschil 37. G: Matt Petizian 14.

College Basketball

Albertus Magnus 76, Williams men 63

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — It was a wire-to-wire win for host Albertus Magnus on Sunday afternoon.

The Falcons' Jahmerikah Green-Younger almost outscored the five Williams starters, as the Ephs dropped a 76-63 decision on the road.

Green-Younger scored 22 points and added five assists for Albertus Magnus (5-1). The five listed Williams starters, Michael Myers, Spencer Spivy, Jovan Jones, Matt Karpowicz and Mickey Babek, combined to score 29 total points.

The Ephs were led by a pair of first-years. Alex Stoddard led Williams with a career-best 15 points, while Cole Prowitt-Smith added 14 points and he pulled down seven rebounds.

"Today was another lesson on how sharp you have to be on the road against a good, NCAA Tournament team," Williams coach Kevin App said in a release. "I thought we let them speed us up a little bit in the second half, instead of executing our concepts on the offensive and defensive ends."

Albertus Magnus' Terry Dawkins had the game's first shot blocked by Matt Karpowicz, but Dawkins scored his only two points of the game on the put-back.

Karpowicz took the Ephs' first shot and had it blocked by Liam Perryman. Tyreek Perkins pulled down the defensive rebound and fed Rob Tindley for a 3-point basket, making it 5-0 for the Falcons. They never trailed. Davon Walker had 16 points and Keithantonio Davis added 10 for the Falcons.

"What we need to learn from this game is that you have to commit to sticking to your principles — defensively in particular — to weather those storms," App said. "I thought we tried to do too much on both ends of the floor. So now you're shooting harder shots or rushing shots on offense, and on the defensive end it opened up driving lanes for them."

Williams had a rough shooting day. The Ephs shot 25 percent from the floor in the first half and was 21 of 66 from the floor for the game. The Ephs were frosty from outside the 3-point arc. Williams was 4 for 27, and that included 2 for 13 from Stoddard.

Williams will host Fitchburg State on Tuesday and Springfield on Saturday.

"We just need to keep getting better," App said. "The first semester is about figuring about roles and seeing what we have to sharpen up. We get two more opportunities this week at home to compete and keep growing — there's better way to go into finals and the break."

Geneseo     2     1     1     —     4

First Period

W — Mike Armstrong (Nick Altmann), 1:15. G — Dan Bosio (Tanner Salsberry, Gordon Helmuth), 6:36. W — Daniel Woolfenden (Jack Forrest, Jack McCool), 11:17. G — Carson Kelley (Levi Wunder, Nicolas Elia), 13:54, SH.

Second Period

G — Wunder (Russell), 5:40. W — Tyler Scott (Will Somers, Wyatt Glover), 6:12, PP. W — Scott (Glover), 8:37.

Third Period

G — Tyson Empey (Chris Perna, Matt Doran), 9:06. W — Connor Kucharski (Jack Forrest, Will Somers), 12:32. W — Kucharski (unassisted), 19:07, EN.

Shots on goals — W: 8-8-4 20. G: 11-13-17 41. Saves — W: Evan Ruschil 37. G: Matt Petizian 14.

College Basketball

Albertus Magnus 76, Williams men 63

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — It was a wire-to-wire win for host Albertus Magnus on Sunday afternoon.

The Falcons' Jahmerikah Green-Younger almost outscored the five Williams starters, as the Ephs dropped a 76-63 decision on the road.

Green-Younger scored 22 points and added five assists for Albertus Magnus (5-1). The five listed Williams starters, Michael Myers, Spencer Spivy, Jovan Jones, Matt Karpowicz and Mickey Babek, combined to score 29 total points.

The Ephs were led by a pair of first-years. Alex Stoddard led Williams with a career-best 15 points, while Cole Prowitt-Smith added 14 points and he pulled down seven rebounds.

"Today was another lesson on how sharp you have to be on the road against a good, NCAA Tournament team," Williams coach Kevin App said in a release. "I thought we let them speed us up a little bit in the second half, instead of executing our concepts on the offensive and defensive ends."

Albertus Magnus' Terry Dawkins had the game's first shot blocked by Matt Karpowicz, but Dawkins scored his only two points of the game on the put-back.

Karpowicz took the Ephs' first shot and had it blocked by Liam Perryman. Tyreek Perkins pulled down the defensive rebound and fed Rob Tindley for a 3-point basket, making it 5-0 for the Falcons. They never trailed. Davon Walker had 16 points and Keithantonio Davis added 10 for the Falcons.

"What we need to learn from this game is that you have to commit to sticking to your principles — defensively in particular — to weather those storms," App said. "I thought we tried to do too much on both ends of the floor. So now you're shooting harder shots or rushing shots on offense, and on the defensive end it opened up driving lanes for them."

Williams had a rough shooting day. The Ephs shot 25 percent from the floor in the first half and was 21 of 66 from the floor for the game. The Ephs were frosty from outside the 3-point arc. Williams was 4 for 27, and that included 2 for 13 from Stoddard.

Williams will host Fitchburg State on Tuesday and Springfield on Saturday.

"We just need to keep getting better," App said. "The first semester is about figuring about roles and seeing what we have to sharpen up. We get two more opportunities this week at home to compete and keep growing — there's better way to go into finals and the break."

First Period

W — Mike Armstrong (Nick Altmann), 1:15. G — Dan Bosio (Tanner Salsberry, Gordon Helmuth), 6:36. W — Daniel Woolfenden (Jack Forrest, Jack McCool), 11:17. G — Carson Kelley (Levi Wunder, Nicolas Elia), 13:54, SH.

Second Period

G — Wunder (Russell), 5:40. W — Tyler Scott (Will Somers, Wyatt Glover), 6:12, PP. W — Scott (Glover), 8:37.

Third Period

G — Tyson Empey (Chris Perna, Matt Doran), 9:06. W — Connor Kucharski (Jack Forrest, Will Somers), 12:32. W — Kucharski (unassisted), 19:07, EN.

Shots on goals — W: 8-8-4 20. G: 11-13-17 41. Saves — W: Evan Ruschil 37. G: Matt Petizian 14.

College Basketball

Albertus Magnus 76, Williams men 63

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — It was a wire-to-wire win for host Albertus Magnus on Sunday afternoon.

The Falcons' Jahmerikah Green-Younger almost outscored the five Williams starters, as the Ephs dropped a 76-63 decision on the road.

Green-Younger scored 22 points and added five assists for Albertus Magnus (5-1). The five listed Williams starters, Michael Myers, Spencer Spivy, Jovan Jones, Matt Karpowicz and Mickey Babek, combined to score 29 total points.

The Ephs were led by a pair of first-years. Alex Stoddard led Williams with a career-best 15 points, while Cole Prowitt-Smith added 14 points and he pulled down seven rebounds.

"Today was another lesson on how sharp you have to be on the road against a good, NCAA Tournament team," Williams coach Kevin App said in a release. "I thought we let them speed us up a little bit in the second half, instead of executing our concepts on the offensive and defensive ends."

Albertus Magnus' Terry Dawkins had the game's first shot blocked by Matt Karpowicz, but Dawkins scored his only two points of the game on the put-back.

Karpowicz took the Ephs' first shot and had it blocked by Liam Perryman. Tyreek Perkins pulled down the defensive rebound and fed Rob Tindley for a 3-point basket, making it 5-0 for the Falcons. They never trailed. Davon Walker had 16 points and Keithantonio Davis added 10 for the Falcons.

"What we need to learn from this game is that you have to commit to sticking to your principles — defensively in particular — to weather those storms," App said. "I thought we tried to do too much on both ends of the floor. So now you're shooting harder shots or rushing shots on offense, and on the defensive end it opened up driving lanes for them."

Williams had a rough shooting day. The Ephs shot 25 percent from the floor in the first half and was 21 of 66 from the floor for the game. The Ephs were frosty from outside the 3-point arc. Williams was 4 for 27, and that included 2 for 13 from Stoddard.

Williams will host Fitchburg State on Tuesday and Springfield on Saturday.

"We just need to keep getting better," App said. "The first semester is about figuring about roles and seeing what we have to sharpen up. We get two more opportunities this week at home to compete and keep growing — there's better way to go into finals and the break."


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