Babson Park, MA- The Williams offense erupted today against Babson and Mark Sisco-Tolomeo led the way, netting two goals in the Ephs' 7-2 win on the road against Babson. Today's match marks the most goals in a game for Williams since November 13, 2010 against Suffolk, when Williams won 8-0. The Ephs' four goal output in the first 31 minutes of the match also equals their scoring output of the last four games. Williams, however, is unbeaten in its last five matches, and the Ephs improved to 6-4-2, while Babson's record is now 7-6-2 overall.
An obviously pleased Williams head coach Erin Sullivan said, "Today's attacking performance was brilliant. Credit to our squad for rising to the occasion and making the most of our chances."
From the outset, the Williams attack was strong, raining shots on Babson goalie Joe McWeeney, who was making his first career start for the Beavers. Within the first 14 minutes of the match, the Ephs had already scored three goals.
Mohamed Rashid scored his third of the season off of a feed by Noah Grumman in the sixth minute, Malcolm Moutenot blasted a shot into the top right corner in the 10th minute, and in the 14th minute, Brandon Dory fed a ball to Troy Ritter, who lured McWeeney out of the net and knocked the ball past him into the net.
After a relative lull in offense, the Ephs struck again in the 31st minute, as Mark Sisco-Tolomeo put in a loose ball around the left post for his fifth goal of the season and Williams' fourth goal of the match.
Williams went into the half up 4-0, but the offense wasn't close to done.
Babson netted the first goal of the second half, as senior star Tyler Carlos connected on a low shot from the top of the box in the 56th minute to put the Beavers on the scoreboard. However, Williams immediately responded, as Sisco-Tolomeo headed in his second goal of the match off of a cross by captain Geoff Danilack.
Less than five minutes later, Williams again added to its already large lead, as Danilack booted in a rebound off of Mohamed Rashid's shot to increase the lead to five at 6-1. For Williams' last offensive attack of the day, freshman Sean Dory took a pass from Tom Young at the edge of the box and curled the ball into the top left corner for the Ephs' seventh and final goal. Babson would add one more goal, as Brendan Lugossy put in an easy shot from six yards to finalize the score at 7-2.
For Williams, usual starting goalie Christian Alcorn played the first half, stopping both shots sent his way, while backup Bobby Schneiderman saved one of Babson's three on target shots. For Babson, McWeeney saved four of Williams' 10 shots and backup James Takami saved one shot and let in one goal.
Despite the huge win, Sullivan wasn't about to let the team rest on its laurels, saying "We were disappointed not to earn a shutout today but the lessons learned and overall positives of the weekend will fuel our preparation for a huge week ahead."
Williams looks to continue its torrid pace at home on Wednesday against Hamilton at 3:00 p.m., while Babson attempts to rebound next Saturday on the road at WPI at noon.