NEW LONDON, Conn.--Brett Eisenhart (Seattle, Wash.) scored a goal in each half to lead the sixth ranked Williams College women´s soccer team (1-0-1, 1-0-1) to a 3-0 victory at Connecticut College (0-2, 0-2) Sunday afternoon. Kristine Nakada (Alameda, Calif.) chipped in with a goal for the Ephs, who accounted for 12 of their 20 shots in the first half of action.
Senior net-minder Julia Schreiber (Cockeysville, Md.) made one save in the opening half for the visitors. Second year keeper Laura Wann (Palos Verdes, Calif.) denied the Camels with a diving stop on a penalty kick with 3:48 remaining, finishing the game with three saves in the second stanza.
The Ephs opened the scoring in the fourth minute of play. Caitlyn Clark (Middleton, Mass.) hit Eisenhart in stride as she was sprinting down the right side and the junior forward was able to tuck one into the right corner of the goal for the visitors.
Later on in the half, the Camels had an opportunity to even the score. Aliza Miller (Cambridge, Mass.) cleared the ball ahead to Brigi Palatino (Ludlow, Mass.). Palatino was able to toe the end of the goal line on the right side and snapped a cross that went from right to left through the box but Williams was able to clear it away and avert the dangerous situation.
In the 33rd minute of action, Connecticut College sophomore Kirsten Manville (Fairfax, Va.) got her gloves on a shot by Hayley Cook (Virginia Beach, Va.), moving from her left to right for the nifty looking save. Manville finished with seven saves in the contest.
The Camels played more of the game on the Williams side of the midfield in the second half, mounting seven shots and seven corner kicks. But Nakada supplied a critical insurance goal in the 68th minute of action. With 20:06 remaining, Eisenhart scored her second marker and the Ephs were able to hold on for the 3-0 victory.
Candice Clark (Queens, N.Y.) and Jill Cote (Portsmouth, R.I.) kept the Camels in contention, winning some 50/50 battles and moving the ball down field.
Celia Alvarez (Saugus, Mass.) and Jess Kharasch (Los Angeles, Calif.) both had two shots for Connecticut College.
September 12, 2010