WATERVILLE, ME-- The Williams College Ephs (0-2-0, 0-2-0 NESCAC) took on the Colby Mules (2-0-0, 2-0-0 NESCAC) this afternoon at Alfond Rink at Colby College for the second game of the season. Although the teams battled into the third period, the Mules came out on top in this high scoring game.
Williams was able to score very early in the game during a power play opportunity after the Mules were called on a hooking penalty at 4:00. Sophomore Delaney Szlezyngier scored with a wrist shot from the point after an assist from fellow sophomore Brianna Hill at 5:39 into the period.
However in the second period, Colby was able to pull ahead after two goals early in the period at 1:07 and 2:31. Williams was able to equalize the score soon after when at 6:52 junior forward Meghan Halloran fired a shot that squeezed through the five hole with assists from senior captain Mia Carroll and first year Maddie Tix.
The Ephs then pulled ahead when Slezenger fired high to the blocker from the left side to score her second goal of the game at 16:21 into the second. However, the Mules quickly tied the score again with a goal right before the end of the period.
The Mules then scored the goal that ultimately won them the game at 00:58 into the third. Despite taking shot after shot at the goal, the Ephs were unable to find the net for the remainder of the game.
"I just don't think we played consistently as a unit out there tonight. We were missing passes and not moving our feet" head coach Meghan Gillis said, "We know it was not our best game so we look to learn from it and be a better, grittier team to face Hamilton next weekend."
By the end of the game, Colby's Nina Prünster had saved 21 of 24 Williams shots while Heiting had saved 30 of 34 Colby shots.
The Ephs next game is next friday night against Hamilton at Lansing Chapman Rink.