Oswego, NY-- The Williams College Ephs (14-4-3, 8-4-2 NESCAC) played the Oswego State Lakers (9-9-3) this afternoon at Oswego. Despite an attempt at a third period comeback, The Ephs were able to stay ahead after a game in which the WIlliams senior class scored all three goals.
At 15:03 into the period, Williams first year Delaney Szlezyngier was given a penalty for interference. With some saves from first year goalie Chloe Heiting, the Ephs were able to successfully kill off this penalty. The Ephs had to kill off another penalty at 18:40 when Brustad was called for holding the stick.
Williams scored their second goal of the game when senior captains Annie Rush, assisted by Brustad, scored at 3:46 into the second period.
Williams was given a power play opportunity at 7:05 into the second when Lakers Emma Morisette was awarded a tripping penalty. Despite some good shots, the Ephs were unable to score during this power play.
At 11:34 into the period, Williams' Mia Carroll was awarded a tripping penalty, putting the Ephs on the penalty kill. Before the end of this penalty, Williams' senior Eliza Quigley received a tripping penalty as well, giving Oswego another power play opportunity. Williams was able to successfully kill off both these penalties.
In the beginning of the third period, Williams received another power play opportunity when Oswego State had too many players on the ice at 3:50. Despite not scoring during this power play, the Ephs were able to extend their lead when senior Anna Fucillo, assisted by Hallie Whitmore, scored at 8:08 into the third period.
Oswego scored their first goal of the game at 14:51 when Avery Webster, assisted by Sara Cruise and A. Neufeld-Kreider, scored a goal. The Lakers were able to close the gap even more when Katelynn Ferguson, assisted by Victoria Rankin, scored at 19:52 right before the end of the game.
By the end of the night, Heiting had saved 11 of 13 Oswego shots while Laker's Shokar saved 36 of 39 Williams shots.
"I thought we had some really good stretches and some moments we would like to have back", said head coach Meghan Gillis, "We are still looking to hit that next gear and play a full 60 minutes. It was nice to have three seniors step up to score our goals".
The Ephs play their next game next tomorrow afternoon again at Oswego State.