Colorado Springs, CO – Up by one goal with four minutes to go in the first quarter, the Ephs were looking for an offensive catalyst to secure the lead and soon found it. At 4:24, sophomore Cory Lund ripped a shot and scored off of a feed from Jake Haase to ignite the Ephs, bringing a four-score streak and allowing Williams to come away with a great victory on the last stop of their Spring Break trip.
The Williams College Ephs (7-1/ 3-1 NESCAC) defeated the Colorado College Tigers (7-4) 19-9 in tonight's match-up at Washburn Field on the campus of Colorado College.
Williams took control of the game early on, translating to the first three goals being scored by Jared Strauss, Michael Greenberg and Will Swindell to give the Ephs a three-score lead. One minute later at 6:36, Colorado College netted their first two goals of the game with scores by Jack O'Donnell and Tyler Borko to bring the game to 3-2 in favor of the Ephs. The Ephs soon countered with a great display of offense and scored four goals before the end of the quarter after two scores from Kevin Stump and one each from Cory Lund and Jake Haase. With just seven seconds left in the quarter, the Tigers squeezed one last goal by Aaron Maslow to bring the score to 7-3,Williams.
Williams came out with a bang early in the start of the second quarter with possession and spectacular ball movement from the offense. After great defense by the Ephs, Williams shutout the Tigers' offense and didn't allow them to score for the entire quarter. To continue the scoring-streak, Eph scorers Kevin Stump, Jake Haase, Cory Lund, Matthew Seligson and Jared Strauss netted an additional six goals to tack onto the lead. The Ephs were up 13 - 3 at the half.
The Ephs continued their march in the second half netting a score early on in the 3rd quarter with Jared Strauss at 11:33 scoring his third goal of the game off of an assist from Jake Haase. After great defense displayed by both teams, a stalemate soon ensued but that was broken with just one-minute left in the quarter after Kevin Stump netted his fifth goal of the game. With only four seconds left in the 3rd period, Colorado College mounted a comeback score after a shot from Max Rieser to make it 15-4 lWilliams going into the final quarter of play.
With the same mentality that gave light to a Tiger comeback, Colorado College netted three-straight scores off the get-go with two goals from Max Rieser and one from John Sutro to bring the game to 15-7, Williams. This was soon topped by two Eph goals. One by Kevin Stump and one by Jake Haase who gave back the ten-score cushion. At 7:04 off a mangled Tiger turnover, Williams gained possession, which was followed by a spin and shot by Cory Lund into an open net to bring the Ephs another goal. The Tigers answered back and scored from Parker Woo at 2:54 off of a quick transition to bring the game to 18-8. This was countered by Williams with a pass from Will Swindell and a goal off a dump from Riley van den Broek to widen the Eph lead. Colorado College soon answered with a goal of their own a minute later from Coby Petau on a man-up opportunity, but it wasn't enough to top the Ephs. Williams defeated Colorado College 19 - 9.
The Ephs used two goalies this game. Freshman Harry Gahagan had nine saves while Will Bock had zero after great defense from Williams which didn't allow the Tigers to get a shot off. The Tigers used two goalies this game as well. Andrew Harwood had sixteen saves while Brice Tucker had one save.
The Tigers were led by Max Rieser with three goals. The Ephs were led by Kevin Stump with a whopping six goals and one assist along with Jake Haase who had three goals and seven assists. He was followed by Jared Strauss with three scores and one assist and Cory Lund with three goals. Other Eph scorers were Will Swindell, Michael Greenberg, Matthew Seligson and Riley van den Broek.
The Ephs return to action this Wednesday, April 3rd away when they will play Tufts University, taking on the Jumbos in a NESCAC match-up at 7pm. Colorado College will play against Washington College away in a match-up on April 7th at 12pm.