SPRINGFIELD, MA- After being shutout 1-0 in the first half, the Williams College Ephs (6-2) topple the Springfield Pride (5-3), netting five in the second half.
In the first half the Ephs had 7 shots on goal but were unable to get the ball past solid Pride goalie Emmalie Drake. After a strong Eph defense battled, the Pride broke through with a goal by junior midfielder Amanda Nusbaum assisted by seniors Maggie Kennedy and Paige Laperle at 12:14. The Ephs followed the goal with 5 shots, 4 from junior forward Libby Dolan, but could not net.
At the half, Eph goalie Emma Santucci had one strong save at 15:42 and allowed one goal. Abby Lloyd would take over for the second half and had three critical saves and picked up the win for the Ephs.
After a quick halftime, the Ephs came out explosively, scoring within the first two minutes with a speedy goal by senior forward Alex Bennett assisted by Dolan and senior Hannah Goodrick. With a fire from Bennett, the Ephs piled on 4 more goals amidst a total 13 shots on goal.
The second goal of the half came from Dolan at 43:04 assisted by senior Julia Cochran. Four minutes later Cochran made a goal of her own assisted by Bennett. After 2 rapid fire shots from Bennett and junior forward Meredith Wright at 54:35 and 54:41, Goodrick found the back of the net with a 55:52 goal assisted by sophomore Isabel Perry.
In the last ten minutes of the game, freshman Molly Lohss sealed the deal for the Ephs with a solo goal at 64:11.
On the game, Coach Barrele said "This game really was a tale of two halves. I think this was a good test of our team, especially since we were doing so well, the first half was a wake up call to remind us that we still need to work. This game was a great experience for the team going into our next couple games."
The Ephs' next match will be a NESCAC game against Connecticut College at 1pm at home.