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Williams Alum Wins Bronze Medal for Canada

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YOKOHAMA, Japan – Williams College graduate Joey Lye and the Team Canada softball captured its first Olympic softball medal downing Mexico, 3-2, in the bronze medal game on Tuesday.
 
Canada's previous best Olympic finish came in 2008 in Beijing, where they finished fourth
 
With the win over Mexico win by Lye, a 2009 Williams grad, became the first athlete from the college to win an Olympic medal since 1979 graduate Leslie Milne won bronze in field hockey in 1980. A teammate of Milne's on the USA team in 1980 was longtime Eph field hockey and lacrosse coach Chris Mason.
 
Lye, a two-sport standout for the Ephs in softball and ice hockey, has been a member of Team Canada Softball for 12 years. She recently resigned as the head softball coach at Bucknell University to commit to the Tokyo Games.
 
In the medal winning contest Lye was inserted as a pinch runner in the top of the seventh inning.
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Kurtz Leads Williams Volleyball Past Vassar

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Lydia Kurtz recorded 11 kills Wednesday to lead the Williams College women's volleyball team to a three-set win over Vassar.
 
Kurtz also passed out 15 assists for Williams, which won by scores of 25-22, 25-14, 25-23.
 
Christina Confortti had six blocks and eight digs, and Lauren Kauppila passed out 20 assists in the win.
 
Williams (3-0) goes to Trinity on Friday.
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