NEW LONDON, CT – Williams College (2-2 / 2-1 NESCAC) held Connecticut College (2-3 / 0-2 NESCAC) to a scoreless second half to defeat the Camels 10-6 Saturday afternoon.
After a back-and-forth first half, Williams opened the second half with junior Katie Gallop's go-ahead goal. The Ephs secured control of the game at 18:20 when senior Micaela Dussel drove to the goal for her first goal of the season to put Williams up by three.
Play began with a quick Connecticut College goal by junior Hannah Donegan after the Camels secured the draw control. The Ephs responded with back-to-back goals from senior Anne Rehfuss and first year Emma Tenbarge within the first ten minutes.
The Camels were forced to call a timeout 13:47 following another goal by Rehfuss and sophomore Olivia Polk's first goal of the season that came on a free position attempt. Connecticut College came out of the timeout with strong offense and despite a big save by Eph goalkeeper Ana Alvarenga, the Camels tied the game at five apiece with a goal from sophomore Annie Cornbrooks. With 20 seconds left in the first half, junior Jenna Chodos scored on a free position attempt. The teams entered the half tied 6-6.
Williams controlled the entire second half building their lead with goals by Gallop, Polk, Dussel, and Chodos to result in a final score of 10-6. The Ephs also saw great play in the goal from junior Margaret Draper.
About the game Williams Head Coach Chris Mason said, "Connecticut College came out tough to start the first half and we didn't have enough intensity to match. However, in the second half we really worked well together and shut them out. Anne Rehfuss and Micaela Dussel really controlled the game and Alyssa Maddalone was key in winning several balls back for us."
The Camels were led by senior Erin Moran with three goals. Three different Ephs each scored two goals in the victory. Rehfuss led the team with three points on two goals and one assist. Polk and Chodos each had two goals apiece. First year goalie Ana Alvarenga made five saves in the first half and junior Margaret Draper made four saves in the second half.
The Ephs will face Rochester Institute of Technology on Tuesday, March 21 in Clermont, Florida at the National Training Center.