CLERMONT, Fla. — Williams College women's lacrosse team (4-1, 1-1 NESCAC) defeated the Savannah College of Art Design, 19-10, in a game played at the National Training Center.
With the loss SCAD saw their six-game win streak end and their record fall to 7-2 on the year.
"We played very well today," said head coach Chris Mason. "We were able to get everyone in the game and we got many in early in the first half. With tough game scoming up against Conn College and Union."
The Ephs wasted little time in taking control of the contest, netting five unanswered goals in the first 12:15 of play. Nancy Palmer netted two goals in the opening period and Rebecca McGovern netted one and registered two assists.
SCAD's Kayla Nelson got her team on the scoreboard when she netted a free position goal at 16:02. Unassisted Eph tallies by Maeve Mulholland and Molly Belk quickly answered Nelson's goal, before Nelson was successful on another free position at 9:37, cutting the Eph lead to 7-2.
The Ephs closed out the first half with seven unanswered goals and took a lead of 14-2 at the intermission. During the Ephs' seven-goal scoring spree Emily Whicker and Bridget Malicki each scored two goals. Malicki had a hand in five of the seven goals as she also recorded three assists in the final 8:58 of the half.
The Eph lead grew to 16-2 when Sam Weinstein and Stephanie Gallo scored to open the second half.
With just under 25 minutes remaining SCAD strung together four unanswered goals with Charlotte Waters scoring two to make the score 17-6.
Maggie McCallum and Hilary Cook netted the final two goals for the Ephs.
SCAD's Kayla Nelson scored three of her team's final four goals, giving her a game-high six goals.
Stephanie Gallo and Nancy Palmer led the Ephs with three goals each, while Bridget Malicki scored two and assisted on three.
The Ephs used sophomore goalie Ali Piltch in goal in the first half and she stopped two shots and allowed two goals. Freshman Corey Michon played the in goal in the second half and she allowed eight goals and was credited with one save.
SCAD also used two goalies with Jennifer Danko playing the 27:42, allowing 12 goals and making five saves. Quinn Baldacci allowed seven goals and made three saves.
Williams out shot SCAD 35-17 and had eight turnovers to the 16 committed by SCAD. The Ephs collected 21 turnovers, while SCAD cradled 12.
The Ephs will stay in Clermont, where on Friday they will play a New England Small College Athletic Conference contest versus Connecticut College at the National Training Center.