Williams Tops Bowdoin 10-8 to Collect First Win of the Season

Alyssa Maddalone '16
Alyssa Maddalone '16

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA -- Williams College (1-2 / 1-1 NESCAC) defeated Bowdoin College (1-2 / 0-2 NESCAC) 10-8 Saturday afternoon on Farley-Lamb Field.

After securing the first draw control, Bowdoin senior Emma Beecher drove to the goal and gave the Polar Bears a 1-0 lead 15 seconds into the contest. One minute later the Ephs answered back when sophomore Eleanor Lustig netted her first of two goals. Williams and Bowdoin again went goal for goal until junior Katie Gallop scored unassisted off of a crease roll. A goal by junior Jenna Chodos gave the Ephs a two goal advantage and despite phenomenal goalkeeping from first year Ana Alvarenga, Beecher was able to sneak another goal in. The Ephs would score once more heading into the half with a 5-3 lead.
The second half began with back-to-back goals from Bowdoin senior Lindsay Picard to tie the game at five apiece. At 23:03 Williams regained the lead when senior Micaela Dussel fired a perfect pass from behind the goal to classmate Anne Rehfuss for one of her two assists. Bowdoin again tied the game, for what would be the final time, off another unassisted goal from Beecher.
Williams would score four more times en route to victory, including two goals from first year Suzanna Penikis. The Ephs showed great movement on offense with different combinations of players assisting on every scoring play. With 5:20 remaining in the game, first year Emma Tenbarge scored the final goal for Williams when the Ephs were playing a man-up due to a Bowdoin yellow card.
About the game Williams head coach Chris Mason commented, "There was much better possession today and better awareness of each other. It was a great team effort and Ana played really well in the goal."
Beecher led all players with five goals for Bowdoin. Kayli Weiss and Erin Morrissey split time in the net for the Polar Bears making four saves each. Three Williams players each scored two goals including Lustig, Penikis, and senior Alyssa Maddalone. Rehfuss added three assists and first year Ana Alvarenga made 11 saves for the Ephs.
Williams will travel to New London, Connecticut to take on Connecticut College on Saturday, March 19 at 12:00 PM.