Williams Women's Soccer Edges Tufts

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Georgia Lord scored in the 76th minute to break a 1-1 tie and send the Williams College women's soccer team on to a 2-1 win over Tufts on Saturday.
 
The Jumbos had just tied the game fewer than two minutes earlier, responding to Rain Condie's goal early in the second half.
 
Lord had an assist on Codnie's goal to give her three points on the day, and Whitney Lincoln stopped eight shots to earn the win in goal.
 
Williams (3-0, 3-0 NESCAC) plays its first non-league game of the season on Sunday when it travels to face Springfield College.
 
Men's Soccer
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Tufts scored twice in the second half to erase a one-goal Williams lead and earn a 3-2 win.
 
Demian Gass and Jake Saudek each scored for the Ephs, who got one save from keeper Teddy Rader.
 
Williams (0-1-1, 0-1) goes to RPI on Wednesday.
 
Field Hockey
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Tufts scored twice in a span of 2 minutes, 29 seconds in the fourth quarter to erase a one-goal Williams lead and earn a 2-1 win.
 
Addie Sidles scored for Williams (0-1, 0-1), which got six saves from keeper Abby Lloyd.
 
Williams goes to Wesleyan on Saturday.
 
Men's Cross Country
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. -- Williams men's cross-country opened their 2019 season at the Monmouth Invitational, in which the junior-senior squad finished second to St. Joseph's (Pa.), while the freshman-sophomore team finished third behind St. Joseph's and Monmouth.
 
Aidan Ryan and Elias Lindgr enenjoyed particularly strong races. Ryan won the junior-senior race and recorded the fastest overall time at the entire event. Ryan's last second-kick made the difference against UNA-Monmouth's Kyle Mueller, and he won the race by exactly one second with a time of 18:29.6. That was good for a blistering pace of 4:57.6 per mile. Lindgren finished first on the Ephs and second overall with a strong time of 19:14.9, at a pace of 5:09.7 per mile.
 
Volleyball
NEW PALTZ, N.Y. -- Williams split its two matches on the second day of the Hawks Invitational, beating Mount St. Mary (N.Y.), 3-0, and falling to host New Paltz, 3-1, to finish the two-day season-opening tournament with a record of 2-2.
 
Against Mount St. Mary, Lydia Kurtz had a team-high nine kills, and Daiana Takashima recorded four aces.
 
Williams goes to Vassar on Wednesday.
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Williams College Redoing Varsity Tennis Courts

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- The varsity tennis courts at Williams College are undergoing a large-scale renovation project.
 
The plan of the Torrence M. Hunt courts is to remove all of the components of the six original competition courts to make them more sufficient to play on and maintain. 
 
"I'm most excited about breaking in the new courts for our first home-match of the season this spring," head women's coach Anik Cepeda said.
 
The unsuitable material beneath the old courts created annual maintenance strategies that attempted to fix the cracking and poor drainage of the six courts. The new courts will be post tension concrete, which will allow for the courts to be better able to withstand weather conditions and maintain a better surface.
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