NEW LONDON, CT – The Williams College Ephs (6-3; NESCAC 3-2) posted a 4-1 win against the Connecticut College Camels (1-7; NESCAC 1-4) in a conference game. Junior Hannah Goodrick put up two goals for the Ephs, including one off of a stroke, to help lead her team to victory.
Williams started the game on a strong note taking the lead only about a minute into the first half. Hannah Goodrick received a beautiful centering pass that was sent across the front of the net and in close to the goal line The pass got behind the Conn goalie, but was going wide until Goodrick ran onto the ball and redirected it into the back of the goal.
Less than 10 minutes later, Conn answered with a goal to tie the game at 1. Due to a defensive foul in the circle, the Camels were given a penalty stroke. They appointed one of their starting forwards, who pushed the ball several feet in the air on the left side of the net and it landed behind Eph goalie, Margaret Draper.
A few minutes later, Conn came down on a breakaway, giving them a great scoring chance and an opportunity to take the lead. As the Camel player got in close to the goal, Draper made a diving save to keep the game tied.
About ten minutes later, Williams also earned a penalty stroke after Hannah Goodrick came down on a breakaway and was tripped inside the circle. The ball rolled towards the Connecticut College goalie, who purposefully covered the ball to prevent another Williams player from scoring. This allowed Goodrick to shoot her second stroke of the season, both of which she converted to a goal. Goodrick shot to the mid, left side of the cage, ringing the ball against the post in the back of the goal marking her second of the game.
Williams carried their momentum from the first half with them into the second. A few minutes in, the Ephs quickly earned a penalty corner. Goodrick inserted the ball to Alex Bennett who sent a low, hard drive through the Camel defense and into the bottom left corner of the net making the score 3-1.
Later in the half, off of another corner, Bennett received the ball at the top of the circle and drove the ball towards net. Conn's goalie made the original save, but the ball popped out in front to Isabel Perry, who picked up the rebound and slipped it into the goal securing the 4-1 lead.
The Ephs take on Skidmore College away this Wednesday, October 4th at 4pm.