WILLIAMSTOWN, MA — First-year Margie Fulton scored four goals and assisted on three others Wednesday to lead Williams College to a 13-6 conference win over Connecticut College at Renzie Lamb Field.
The Ephs improved to 6-2 overall with the victory and 3-2 in the NESCAC while Conn. College fell to 2-6 overall and 0-5 in conference play.
Williams is at Amherst Saturday for a 12 p.m. showdown with the Lord Jeffs.
"We've been talking about playing 60 minutes with intensity," Williams head coach Chris Mason said. "I think the team was fired up about that and we came out and played with a lot of intensity today. We moved the ball fairly well today and created opportunities for each other."
Williams jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first seven minutes of the contest and never trailed throughout. Whitney Thayer converted a free position shot 1:10 into the game, and Tina Nawrocki made it 2-0 at the 23:14 mark when she received a pass from Fulton and slipped a shot by Camels goalie Jenna Ross.
The closest the visitors would get on the day came 3:23 later when senior captain Emily Mason whirled around the goal and an Eph defender and bounced a shot past Williams goalie Julia Schreiber.
From there the Ephs would score five consecutive times to build a 7-1 advantage. Fulton would score three of those five goals and assist on another. The Camels would cut the lead to 7-3 at the half, but Williams' goals by Britt Spackman, Tina Nawrocki and Whitney Thayer to begin the second half would put the game back out of reach.
Katelyn Driscoll had two goals and two assists for Conn. College, while Ashley Crutchfield also scored twice in the loss. Mason had one goal, one assist and a team-leading four groundballs. Ross finished with eight saves.
Besides Fulton's big day, the Ephs had four different players score twice. Tina Nawrocki had two goals and two assists, Taylor Fleishhacker had two goals and one assist, and Julia Nawrocki and Thayer scored twice.
Schreiber finished with nine saves for Williams.