#15 Williams College 16, Connecticut College 9
Nichols Nets Two Goals for Camels
NEW LONDON, Conn.--Fueled by a 6-0 second half run, the Williams College Women´s Lacrosse Team pulled away from Connecticut College in a 16-9 victory on the Artificial Turf at Silfen Field Wednesday afternoon.
The 15th ranked Ephs even their record at 4-4 with the win and are 2-3 in the NESCAC. The Camels slip to 3-5 and are 0-5 in conference play.
Whitney Thayer (Lancaster, Pa.) netted a game-high five goals to lead the visitors to the victory. Rookie attack Sam Weinstein (Marblehead, Mass.) had a five point day for Williams with four goals and one assist. Meera Sivalingam (Philadelphia, Pa.) added a goal and two assist for the Ephs.
Connecticut College sophomore Hope Barone (North Kingstown, R.I.) had two goals and one assist in the loss. Libby Nichols (Baltimore, Md.) tallied two scores for the Camels. Senior defender Kristen Dirmaier (South Burlington, Vt.) collected four ground balls to go with a pair of draw controls.
Thayer buried a free position shot with 3:18 remaining in the first half that vaulted the Ephs out to a 6-3 advantage at the break. In the opening minute of the second stanza, Thayer netted another free position goal to put the Ephs on top 7-3.
Williams built a 10-5 lead but Brianna Miller (Sudbury, Mass.) and Barone pulled the Camels to within 10-7 with 14:15 to go, netting back-to-back free position goals scored 1:54 apart.
Williams responded by scoring the next six goals to pull away from the Camels. Thayer and Weinstein both scored twice during the run and the Ephs were able to come away with the 16-9 victory.
Junior net-minder Julia Schreiber (Cockeysville, Md.) made seven saves in the victory for Williams. Sophomore Kate Foley (Billerica, Mass.) had one save in five minutes of relief duty.
Connecticut College sophomore Ashleigh Kowtoniuk (Johnstown, Pa.) stopped 14 shots in the setback for the hosts.
April 7, 2010