Williams Beats Colby Mules 4-2

George Hunkele '17
George Hunkele '17

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA— Williams (10-3-2) defeated the Colby Mules (5-9-2) for the second time this season, defeating their opponents 4-2 tonight at the Lansing Chapman Rink. The last time these teams met back in November, the game ultimately had the same outcome, a 4-2 defeat. Sophomore George Hunkele scored two goals for the Ephs in this second meeting, doubling his season total to four goals, with senior Craig Kitto and sophomore Frankie Mork both contributing a goal each to ultimately take the victory. 

The Ephs got off to a good start in the first, when Hunkele scored just :43 seconds into the game, on an unassisted shot he fired past goaltender Sam Parker for the Mules. This rounded out scoring in the first period. Both teams took one penalty apiece in the first twenty minutes, and Williams outshot Colby 11-3 after the first. 

The Mules outscored the Ephs 2-1 in the second period of play. Devin Albert got one past senior goaltender Sean Dougherty 2:42 into the second period, on an unassisted play. 

Around ten minutes later, Colby's Albert scored his second goal of the game on a power play opportunity, after Ephs' sophomore Tyler Young took a penalty for tripping. Albert was assisted on the play by Geoff Sullivan. This brought the game to 2-1 in the Mules' favor.

 The Ephs responded at the end of the period on a power play of their own, after Colby's Ray Zeek took a tripping penalty at 17:21 into the second. This allowed Craig Kitto to convert on the man-advantage, with assists on the play coming from freshman David Italiano and sophomore Alex Gonye at 18:26. 

 After the second period, Williams was leading in shots 24-9, with a second period advantage of 13-6. The score going into the third period was 2-2. 

 The Ephs scored the only two goals of the third period, both within the first two minutes of play. The first came from George Hunkele at :59 into the period. Hunkele was assisted on the play by freshman Dan Doherty.

 Shortly thereafter, Frankie Mork fired one past Sam Parker and the Mules' defense on an unassisted play at 1:52. This brought the game to 4-2 in the Ephs' favor, and the Mules were unable to respond for the remainder of the period and the game. 

The overall shot count was in the Ephs' favor 37-15, and this victory brings the teams'  overall record to 10-3-2. The Mules' record moves to 5-9-2 on the season. 

The Ephs next play against Bowdoin Saturday at 3:00 PM. They first played Bowdoin in November and tied 3-3. Colby next plays Middlebury Saturday at 3:00 PM.