NORTH ADAMS, MA – The Williams women's soccer team bounced back from their first loss of the year with a 3-0 victory against Oneonta State (1-4-0). The Ephs (3-1-0) got goals from Samantha Vilaboa, Brett Eisenhart, and Sachi Siegelman in the win.
The Ephs took full advantage of their first real look at the net in the 12th minute. Just past midfield, senior Nicole Stenquist fired the ball from the center of the field to Samantha Vilaboa on the left side. Vilaboa, who missed last year with an injury, lobbed the ball over Oneonta's goalie into the top right corner of the net. The goal was Vilaboa's first since her injury. It looked as if Vilaboa might double her points when Caitlin Clark took a free kick from just outside the box seven minutes later. Vilaboa got a foot on the kick, but the shot was blocked by an Oneonta defender.
With 22:33 to play, Brett Eisenhart got a goal of her own. Vilaboa fired the ball just into the center of the box. Eisenhart beat the goalie Amy Lusby to the ball and put it around her to give the Ephs the 2-0 lead.
After many runs from Kori Hamm and Dana DeSimone, the Red Dragons finally saw a chance with just over 18 minutes to play. Hamm took a free kick from just outside the right side of the box. She got it into the center where Jenna McCarey, just off the bench, was able to get a piece of the ball. Goalie Laura Wann, who recorded two saves in the half, was able to get a hold of the ball, though.
The rest of the half passed uneventfully for both teams, and the Ephs entered the break with the 2-0 lead.
The Ephs came out of the break fiery on offense. Just over two minutes in, Eisenhart was wide open at the top of the box. Goalie Lusby made a great save, diving to the right to keep the score at 2-0.
With 12:40 left in the game, the Ephs found their final scoring opportunity. After Siegelman collected a clear by Oneonta, she weaved through defenders to the top right side of the box. Her shot took a nice bounce past Lusby to give the Ephs their final goal.