WATERVILLE, ME - The Ephs (3-0/2-0 NESCAC) come up with a 4-1 win over NESCAC competitor Colby (1-2, 0-2 NESCAC), advancing their record to 3-0 on the season. With two second-half goals by junior forward Libby Dolan, the Ephs dominated offensively against the Colby Mules.
The Ephs got off to a fast start with two shots on goal within the first three minutes. Williams totaled 13 shots on goal in the first-half, with senior Hannah Goodrick assisted by Alex Bennett at 15:54 and junior Meredith Wright at 28:16 netting for a 2-0 Williams lead. The explosiveness of the offense continued well into the second-half, gaining 7 more shots on goal for a final total of 20 on the day.
At the half, junior goalie Emma Santucci had saved the only shot on goal for the Mules the first half while Colby goalie Riley Whitmyer had 16 saves for the day. The second-half saw sophomore Abby Lloyd take over at goalie for Santucci, with 5 great saves against the Mules.
The second-half boasted two tricky goals for Libby Dolan in the span of three minutes. The first Dolan tally came at 50:14 and was assisted by sophomore Emma Ticknor. Dolan's second score came at 53:14 off a pass from Alex Bennett, advancing the Eph lead to 4-0 until a tally by Colby's Meredith Keenan moved the score to the final 4-1.
Noting her team's offensive strength today, coach Alix Barrele praised her team stating "We did a good job being patient and waiting for our opportunities to score in the circle. It was a lesson we learned playing Colby last year, and we did well not getting frustrated with our shots."
The Ephs next match-up will be tomorrow, another NESCAC game at Bowdoin at 12pm.