WATERVILLE, ME.. -- Williams' (1-2/0-2 NESCAC) women's lacrosse team was defeated by Colby College (2-1/ 2-0 NESCAC) on Saturday.The first goal of the game was scored by Colby player Grace Langmuir after she picked up a ground ball within the first three minutes of the game. Although the Williams team was unable to recover, the team won more draw controls and Goalies Kami Cisneros and Caitlyn Joyce had a combined 28 saves throughout the contest.
After Williams netted its fourth goal scored by Meghan Halloran, Colby responded with a string of four goals at the end of the first half. Within 6 minutes, Colby players Taylor Moore, Emma Banks, Amelia Lubrano and Annie Eddy each scored one goal, causing a five point lead between the White Mules and the Ephs. By the end of the half, Claire Fitzpatrick netted two goals for the Ephs and would become the player with the highest goals scored between both teams.
The Ephs fought back against their string of goals in the second half by shooting three goals into the back of the net within six minutes. Shea van den Broek scored two goals and Claire Fitzpatrick scored another goal, bringing the total number of Williams' goals up to seven.
Eph head coach Alice Lee notes that the team will "glean the necessary lessons from this game as we continue to move forward." She is proud of Fitzpatrick's offensive play and her performance on free position opportunities as well as Millay's draw controls. Although Lee mentions that the team wasn't able to capitalize on their momentum, she knows that the resilient team will continue to have a successful season.
The Ephs won 15 out of 27 draw controls, allowing them to control the ball for most of the contest. For the Ephs, Sophia Millay won 6 draw controls and Claire Fitzpatrick won 4 others. The White Mules controlled 12 draws, led by Eliza Dean who won 7 of them.
Alex Watson and Sophia Millay led the Ephs in ground balls, bringing the total to 15. White Mule Eliza Dean successfully picked up 6 ground balls, adding to a total of 22 ground balls for the Colby's lacrosse team.
With 11 minutes and 35 seconds left, freshman Isabel Arvelo netted her first goal of the season on a free position shot. Claire Fitzpatrick successfully added two points for the Ephs within the last two minutes of the game, bringing the score to 10-16.
The Ephs will face off against Bowdoin College at Farley-Lamb Field next Saturday, March 14 at 12:00 PM.