Eight-goal Second Half Paces Ephs past Conn. College, 14-8

Eight-goal Second Half Paces Ephs past Conn. College, 14-8

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA — Sophomore Emma Tenbarge scored five goals Saturday while senior Jenna Chodos and first-year Kara Wollmers scored three apiece as the Williams College women's lacrosse team posted a 14-8 victory over visiting Connecticut College at Farley-Lamb Field. 

Williams outscored the Camels 8-2 in the second half to pull away for the victory, which improved the Ephs to 2-1 on the season and 1-1 in conference play. The Camels fell to 0-3 on the season, 0-2 in the NESCAC.

"Our ball possession was better in the second half and we were able to build a good ead and hold on," Ephs' head coach Chris Mason said. 

Williams hosts Union Monday at 12 p.m. The Camels are at Vassar Wednesday for a 2 p.m. start. 

Tina Balzotti scored three times for Connecticut, two coming in the first half as the visitors rallied from a 5-1 deficit to take a 6-5 lead on a goal by Lacey Hale with 3:14 to go in the half. Williams rallied to tie the score before the break on a Tenbarge tally with 57 seconds remaining. 

Balzotti got the second half scoring going just 28 seconds into the second stanza, making a nifty move around an Eph defenders and slipping a shot past Eph goalkeeper Aana Alvaranga. The Ephs responded with eight unanswered goals over the following 22 minutes to build a commanding 14-7 advvantage.

Free-position goals by Tenbarge and senior Katie Gallop ignited the run, and tallies by sophomore Suzanna Penikis, Tenbarge, Tenbarge again, Chodos and Wollmers (twice) allowed Williams to salt the game away.

Williams outshot the Camels, 26-16, in the game and had the best of the draw controls, 15-9, with Tenbarge grabbing 8 of those 15 for the Ephs. 

Meghan Raskin made seven saves for Conn. College, while three goalies; Alvarenga, Kami Cisneros and Margaret Draper combined to save four shots.