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Williams Women's Soccer Defends Its National Title

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Williams kept a 1-1 tied game with Middlebury throughout regulation, then defeated the Panthers 3-2 in penalty kicks to claim the national title. The win gives the Ephs back-to-back national championship titles and third in the past four years.
 
Williams got on the board first with a goal from Aspen Pierson just under 28 minutes into the first half. The game was tied up late in the second half with just over 10 minutes remaining when a Williams defender scored on her own team, kicking the ball off the Williams' goalkeeper a few yards out in the box.
 
Two slates of extra time ended without scores, and the championship final went into penalty kicks. After three successful PK attempts from Victoria Laino, Aspen Pierson and Rain Condie, Williams goalkeeper Olivia Barnhill stopped a final Middlebury attempt to secure the win.
 
Williams finished the season with a 19-1-4 record while Middlebury fell to 19-2-3.
 
Men's Basketball
HARTFORD, Conn. -- The Williams College men's basketball team Saturday held Wesleyan to 36 percent shooting from the field in an 80-65 Little Three win over the Cardinals.
 
James Heskett scored 22 points to lead four Ephs in double figures, and Kyle Scadlock scored 14 to go with nine rebounds.
 
Williams (7-0) hosts Union College on Thursday.
 
Women's Basketball
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Jac Knapp scored 18 points to lead Tufts to a 67-41 win over Williams.
 
Maggie Meehan scored 14, and Katie Brule added 11 for the Ephs (3-3).
 
Williams goes to MCLA on Tuesday.
 
Men's Hockey
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Connecticut College scored a late power play goal to earn a 2-2 tie against Williams.
 
Peter Christie and Nick Altman each scored for the Ephs, who got 28 saves from Cosimo Lazzarino.
 
Williams (3-2-1, 2-1-1 NESCAC) hosts Amherst on Friday.
 
Women's Hockey
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Wesleyan scored midway through the first period and went on to a 3-0 win over Williams.
 
Marissa Anderson stopped four shots for the Ephs (3-2, 1-2 NESCAC), who host the Cardinals again on Sunday afternoon.

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