-- The Williams Ephs (2-0 NESCAC 2-0) beat Trinity College (0-2/ NESCAC 0-1) 3-1 in a game that featured two goals from Sydney Jones '21. Her teammate, Sarah Hollinger '19, also scored. All three Eph goals came in the first half. The early offense was enough to enable the Ephs to hold off Trinity and secured the Ephs first NESCAC win.
In the 25th minute, a clearence kick from backfield sailed over Trinity's defense toward Sydney Jones. Jones collected the ball at midfield, sprinted passed two defenders, and slipped the ball into the goal.
A minute later, Jones scored in similar fashion with Natalie Turner-Wyatt providing the assist from midfield. In both instances, Jones's speed enabled her to create space and get behind Trinity's backline. Later in half, what looked to be a failed set piece became opportunity when a ball deflected off the Trinity goalkeeper to Eph Forward Sarah Hollinger who deposited the ball in lower-left corner of the net to give the Ephs a 3-0 lead.
At the half, Williams had 10 shots on goal, one assist, and one save by goalkeeper Olivia Barnhill 19'. Trinity had two shots on goal but the Bantams' goalkeeper allowed three goals.
Trinity fought back in the second half. In the 55th minute, Morgan Baravalle ran to right side of the penalty box and had a clear shot at the goal but missed wide left. Two minutes later, Whitney Hoban split the defence and found space in the goal box, but her shot was grabbed by Barnhill.
Trinity threatened again five minutes later and this time at 62:29 Hoban scored off an assist from Kelly Lucas. The Ephs, however, regained control and planted themselves firmly in Trinity territory for the remainder of the contest, forcing the Trinity keeper to make five saves.
In total, Williams had 25 shots on goal, and Trinity had 5. Trinity's Khosrowshahi played 90 minutes, had five saves, and allowed three goals. The Ephs Olivia Barnhill played 90 minutes, had two saves, and allowed one goal.
"We're constantly trying to put pieces together early in the season," said Ephs' Head Coach Michelyne Pinard said. "We view September as our opportunity to problem solve each and every game, and I think we definitely did that today. We certainly strive to be better each game and we hope to show that tomorrow."
The Ephs return to action tomorrow at 12 P.M. on Cole Field when they host Skidmore College.