WILLIAMSTOWN, MA -- A cross by Aspen Pierson '21, resulting in a goal from sophomore Liz Girvan's head in the ninth minute of the game lit the spark to drive Williams (3-2-1 / 2-2-0 in the NESCAC) to its 7-0 win against Castleton University (4-4-0) on Cole Field Sunday.
Twenty minutes later, after dribbling through a slew of Castleton defenders on the right side of the box, Sarah Kelly '20 crossed the ball into the middle, finding Girvan's feet. Girvan redirected the ball with the back of her heel, past the Castleton defense. One minute later, in the 30th minute of the game, a deflected pass from Claire Tolliver '23 ended up at the top of the box, creating a shot opportunity and a goal for Mikayla Kappes '21, making the score 3-0 Williams.
In the 40th minute, a shot by Kappes was saved by Castleton goalie Alex Benfatti, but resulted in a goal off the rebound, by Mirabai Dyson '23, making the score 4-0 Williams.
Four minutes after the start of the second half, Tolliver carried the ball down the right side of the field, crossed the ball to Raine Condie '22, who flicked the ball to Victoria Laino '21, who buried the ball into the back of the net.
In the 62nd minute of the game, Avery Mohan '23, in the center of the box, volleyed the ball into the back of the net off of a cross from Kannes from the left side, pushing Williams to be ahead by 6.
Head Coach Michelyne Pinard noted how proud she was of her team for "recovering from [the day before], putting all of the pieces together, and just playing great." With seven minutes left in the match, the final goal was generated by co-captain Erika Jung '20, who took the ball down and crossed the ball into the box, landing on the feet of Mohan, who redirected the ball to Gabrielle Lowe '23, who placed the ball into the back of the net.
The Ephs will face NESCAC rival, Amherst, at home next Saturday, September 28th, at 12:00pm. Coach Pinard remarked at how the win today makes her "excited for the coming week of training, and seeing how they come together against Amherst on Cole [field]."