WILLIAMSTOWN, MA -- The Williams College Ephs ((10-6-4, 7-4-2 NESCAC) faced the Wesleyan Cardinals (6-12-1, 0-10-1 NESCAC) tonight at Lansing Chapman Rink. After scoring multiple goals right in the first period, the Ephs were able to take off with their lead, winning the game 7-1.
The first goal of the game was scored at 14:47 by junior captain Meghan Halloran after receiving the puck form senior Amanda Reisman. This goal was quickly followed by another at 17:40 when sophomores Brianna Hill and Elizabeth Welch were able to get the puck to first year Kelly McCarthy who scored.
The Ephs then extended this lead in the second period starting at 7:28 when Reisman was able to tip in a rebound from Halloran and first year Maddie Tix to score. The Ephs were then able to score during a power play when junior Brynn Puppe got the puck from sophomore CC Wallin and was able to score with a one timer. Before the end of the period, Williams' lead extended to 5-0 when Hill was able to deflect in a shot from sophomore Elizabeth Welch and first year Paige Galle at 18:30.
Wesleyan was able to get their first and only goal at 4:05 into the third during as Williams was called for a penalty. However, the Ephs responded with two of their own goals. One being Hill's second goal at 4:33, with an assist from Welch and McCarthy and the other at 8:28 when first year Jill Parsons scored her first college goal, assisted by sophomore Delaney Szlezyngier and Hallie Whitmore.
By the end of the game, Heiting had saved 30 of 31Wesleyan shots while Wesleyan goalies had saved 27 of 34 Williams shots. In this game, 11 players factored in the Ephs 7 goals.
"I thought we did some great things offensively tonight and it was important to start things going in the first period," said head coach Meghan Gillis, "We still have some areas defensively we need to tighten up for tomorrow."
The Ephs play the Cardinals again tomorrow afternoon at Lansing Chapman Rink.