Williams Men's Lacrosse Tops Colby
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- James McFarland scored six goals Saturday to lead the Williams College men's lacrosse team to a 16-12 win over Colby.
Cory Lund and Kevin Stump each had a hat trick, and Geoge Peele made 12 saves to earn the win in goal.
Williams (6-6, 5-3 NESCAC) finishes with three straight road games, starting at Western New England on Tuesday.
WATERVILLE, Maine -- Colby scored the game's last six goals en route to an 18-7 win over Williams.
Emma Tenbarge scored four goals, and Kami Cisneros and Anna Alvarenga combined for nine saves in Williams' goal.
The Ephs (5-7, 2-6) host Skidmore on Sunday at 2 p.m.
LEWISTON, Maine -- Adam Dulsky went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs to lead the Williams baseball team to a 4-1 win over Bates and a split of their double-header.
Jack Bohen went the distance on the mound, striking out nine and scattering five hits.
The Ephs (5-14) have another double-header at Bates on Sunday.
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- It was a hard-fought day on the diamond for the Williams College softball team as it took one of three games from rival Amherst Saturday.
The Ephs opened the day by winning the resumption of Friday's contest that was suspended after nine innings because of darkness, 5-4 in 10 innings, but fell in game one of the regularly scheduled doubleheader, 7-1, then dropped the nightcap when Mammoth Ronnie Falasco hit a three-run walk-off home run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh.
Williams is now 21-6 overall and 6-3 in the NESCAC West while Amherst sits at 21-3 and 7-1 in the West. The Ephs are home Wednesday for a doubleheader against MCLA beginning at 4 p.m.
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- The day of the Vassar Invitational started off beautiful and sunny.
All of the women wore short sleeves and skirts as they prepared for the first round of the Vassar Invitational held at Casperkill Golf Club. As the afternoon groups teed off one by one, the sun had reach its peak and the players contemplated sunscreen. The sun and warmth was short-lived and the balmy 70-degree day quickly became cold and frigid as the Williams team ended their round. The Ephs fired a score of 322 and they sit tied for second with Ithaca College, just three shots behind NYU.
Despite the weather, many of the Ephs performed well on the back nine but, unfortunately, struggled on the front. Senior Phoebe Mattana was the lone Eph who conquered the front nine. Mattana struggled to finish her round and came into the clubhouse with the team low of 78. She is fifth by herself individually. Freshman Holly Davenport and junior Isabella Wang had a pair of 81s (T11), junior Cordelia Chan was one worse with an 82 (T15), and senior Liz Gudas rounded off the scoring with an 83 (T19). Gudas had a miraculous comeback on the back nine after a disappointing, 8-over 44 on the front. She battled and grinded for her 3-over 39 on the back nine.
Freshman Stella Woo, playing as an individual, shot a solid 84 and sits T23 individually.
With cooler temperatures towards the end of the round today, the players look forward to even colder temperatures tomorrow with a high chance of freezing rain.
AMHERST, Mass. -- Williams defeated rival Amherst College by a score of 6-3 on Saturday, continuing its undefeated season.
The Ephs are now 12-0 on the year and 11-0 during the spring season, while Amherst dropped to 8-5. This was the second meeting for these two teams this year. The Ephs overcame Amherst 7-2 in September.
Senior pair Juli Raventos and Julia Cancio started the day with a win for the Ephs, overcoming their opponents 8-4. Amherst bounced back, however, taking the next two matches. Vickie Ip, a senior, and Jane Fraley, a junior, defeated Ephs Chloe Henderson and Rachel Cross '21 8-3 while sophomore Mammoths Maddie Dewire and Camille Smukler defeated Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio and Korina Neveux in a 9-7 battle.
Down by a match after doubles, Williams would bear down in singles. The Ephs lost just one match, with Ip getting her second win of the day over Cross. Ip won the first set 6-2 before Cross battled back with a 2-6 win in the second set only to fall in the third 6-1.
Raventos defeated Smukler 6-3, 6-4 for her second win of the day and Cancio earned her second also in straight sets 6-2, 6-1. In her first action of the day, senior Mia Gancayco battled back after dropping the first set to Anya Ivenitsky for the 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 victory.
Henderson and Nexeux each bounced back from losses in doubles for victories 6-2, 6-1 and 7-6(3), 6-1, respectively.
The Ephs turn their sights to Trinity College for a road match on Sunday.
HARTFORD, Conn. – Fourth-ranked Williams started its weekend with an 8-1 victory over Trinity for the Ephs' sixth-straight win.
In doubles, the Ephs had an early scare when Deepak Indrakanti and Brian Grodecki, the No. 1 doubles team, lost 8-4. However, the other two teams were able to close their matches out in dominant fashion, giving up only two games combined. This gave the Ephs a 2-1 lead, and from there they continued to extend it throughout the match.
The men won every singles match, with only one going for more than two sets. That match featured Grodecki and Rex Glickman, the two senior leaders of their respective teams, and it went down to the wire. The first two sets required extra games to decide, including a tiebreak that went Grodecki's way in the second set. This led to a super tiebreak, which Grodecki won 10-7 to win the match.
The Eph men will look to keep it rolling Sunday at home against Tufts at 1 p.m.
Men's Track and Field
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- The Williams College men's track and field team defeated MIT in the Dick Farley Invitational, an annual dual meet between the two programs.
Jacob Kahrs had a tremendous performance in the 3000 steeplechase, kicking down an All-America competitor with a ferocious finishing sprint, finishing in 9 minutes, 32.02 seconds for the win.
In the 4-by-100 meter relay, co-captain Tom Riley anchored his relay of Karol Regula, Trent Hall, and Jeremy Thaller, leaning at the line to inch out MIT for a time of 43.47. Riley returned for the 110 hurdles, finishing second in a personal best 15.41.
Ben Hearon made a strong surge with 400 meters left in the 1500, pulling away over the last lap to win by 4 seconds in 3:58.60.