1-1 Week Leaves Ephs Ranked 9th Nationally in IWLCA Poll

Nancy Palmer '15
Nancy Palmer '15

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA – Chris Mason's Williams College women's lacrosse team (12-2/NESCAC 7-2) remains ranked ninth nationally in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWCLA) Poll after a 1-1 week.

The Ephs opened last week with a 13-6 win over RPI in a non-conference game on the road and fell by the same score to archrival Amherst at home in a NESCAC contest on Saturday.

Williams is one of eight NESCAC teams ranked in the IWLCA's top twenty national poll: Amherst (3), Trinity (5), Middlebury (8), Williams (9), Colby (11), Bowdoin (14), Tufts (15) and Bates (17).

See complete IWLCA national poll HERE. 

The Ephs have one regular season game remaining on their schedule. Wednesday at 5:00 PM they will host Middlebury in a NESCAC encounter that will determine which team will finish third and which will finish fourth in NESCAC. The top four teams in the conference host first round NESCAC Tournament games on Saturday, April 26.

After the first round of the NESCAC Tournament the event will move to the highest remaining seeded team for the semifinals and championship game the first weekend in May.

In both losses this season the Ephs have allowed their opponent to score in double digits, while they have won all 12 contests when the opposition fails to score 10 or more goals.

Senior captain and goalie Ali Piltch owns a .492 save percentage and has allowed 7.03 goals a game. Piltch is ranked third in NESCAC in save percentage.

Rebecca McGovern, Bridget Malicki, and Nancy Palmer each has netted at least 20 goals this season.

McGovern, a senior midfielder and captain, leads in goals scored with 32 and her 11 assists gives her 43 points. Malicki, a junior attack, has tallied 24 goals and with her team best 21 assists has recorded a team-high 45 points. Palmer, also a junior midfielder, has scored 20 goals and assisted on two.

Ephs Fall to Amherst 13-6
April 19, 2014 Ephs Fall to Amherst 13-6