Williams Women's Soccer Advances in NCAA Tourney

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GRANTHAM, Pa. -- Claire Tolliver and Alison Lu scored first half goals to send the Williams College women's soccer team to a 2-1 win over Tufts in the NCAA Division III tournament on Saturday afternoon.
 
Chelsea Taylor made three saves to earn the win in goal for the Ephs (11-5-3).
 
Williams plays Messiah on Sunday afternoon for a berth in the Final Four.
 
Women's Cross Country
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Eva Borton finished 17th to lead Williams to a third-place finish at the NCAA Division III Championships.
 
Borton covered the 6,000-meter course in 21 minutes, 56.6 seconds. The winner, Ithaca's Parley Hannan, finished in 20:53.8.
 
Williams finished with 168 team points; Johnson Hopkins won the national championship with 125.
 
Men's Cross Country
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Aidan Ryan placed 10th to lead Williams to a third-place finish at the NCAA Division III Championships.
 
Ryan finished in 24:40.1 on the 10K course, a little more than 26 seconds behind individual champion Patrick Watson of Stevenson (24:13.9).
 
Pomona-Pitzer won the team title with 164 points. North Central (Ill.) was second with 182, and Williams was just behind with 183.
 
Women's Ice Hockey
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Brynn Puppe scored a power play goal midway through the second period to break a 1-1 tie and send Williams on to a 3-1 win over Hamilton.
 
Delaney Szlezyngier and Michaela O'Connor each scored a goal, and Chloe Heiting made 37 saves to earn the win for the Ephs (2-2, 2-2 NESCAC).
 
Williams coach Meghan Gillis earned her 100th career win.
 
The Ephs are home on Tuesday to face Endicott.
 
Men's Ice Hockey
MALDEN, Mass. -- Evan Ruschil stopped 29 shots to backstop Williams to a 2-1 win over Tufts.
 
Tyler Cooligan and Niko Karamanis each scored to give Williams a 2-0 lead midway through the second period.
 
The Ephs (4-0, 4-0 NESCAC) host Babson next Saturday.
 
Women's Basketball
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Maggie Meehan scored 13 points to lead Williams to a 47-46 win over Rhode Island College in the championship game of the Morin Memorial Tournament.
 
Meehan hit a jump shot with 1:34 on the clock to give Williams the lead for good in a back-and-forth game.
 
Rhode Island College had three possessions, down 47-46, but failed to score. RIC missed a 3-point try with 2 seconds left.
 
Emily Chang scored 12 points, and Emily Peckham just missed a double-double with nine points and 10 rebounds.
 
Williams (4-0) goes to Springfield College on Tuesday.
 
Men's Basketball
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -- Matt Karpowicz scored 15 points to lead three Ephs in double figures in a 77-52 win over Wesleyan.
 
Henry Feinberg and Jovan Jones each scored 14, and Alex Stoddard came off the bench to score nine.
 
The Ephs (2-1) go to MCLA on Saturday.
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Topper Leads Williams Women's Basketball to Win over Middlebury

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Mikaela Topper scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Williams College women's basketball team to a 59-50 win over Middlebury on Saturday.
 
Four Ephs finished in double figures. Maggie Meehan scored 11, and Katie Brule and Maddy Mandyck added 10 apiece.
 
The Ephs (14-5, 3-2 NESCAC) host Conn College on Friday.
 
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