New England Newspapers
WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Williams A team lapped the field Sunday in the final round of the Williams Invitational at Taconic Golf Club. It was another windy day, but the Ephs (584) exactly matched their solid 292 from Saturday to win by 15 strokes over runner-up Middlebury College (599). Babson (602) dropped one spot in the standings after the first round and finished in third place. The MCLA men finished 18th with a cumulative score of 730.
There was a dramatic finish in the final two groups, yielding co-medalists for the tournament. Through 35 holes, Williams junior Matt McCarron led teammate Dylan Dethier by a stroke. Dethier rolled in a clutch five-foot birdie putt on the last to take the clubhouse lead. McCarron then had eight feet for birdie on 18 to win, but saw his putt lip out and had to settle for a tie. Each Eph ended up with two-day totals of 149.
MCLA was paced by Taylor Dunn, who finished T-54. Sean Cota was the next Trailblazer, finishing T-71st.
MCLA men’s soccer
NORTH ADAMS -- MCLA’s Joseph Mecca tallied the lone goal in the 83rd minute to lift the Trailblazers past visiting Massachusetts Maritime Academy 1-0 on Saturday at Shewcraft Field. With the key MASCAC win, MCLA improves to 3-4 overall and evens its conference mark at 1-1. The Buccaneers fall to 4-2-1 overall, 0-2 in the conference.
After an uneventful first half that saw just seven shots between both
Williams men’s soccer
WILLIAMSTOWN -- An impressive ensemble performance carried the Ephs to a 3-0 win over Connecticut College at Cole Field on Sunday. The result, coupled with a 0-0 2OT tie against Wesleyan on Saturday, pushes Williams’ record to 5-0-1 (4-0-1 NESCAC).
Williams opened the scoring just before the end of the first half, and it was of a rather unusual variety. Forward User Kushaina controlled deep in Connecticut territory, and as he drew near the touchline, he sent a low cross into the box for Mohammed Rashid, bit Camel fullback Michael Flippin redirected it past goalie Casey Marini, and the Ephs, who until that point had yet to record a shot on goal, finally had the breakthrough that had eluded them in their previous match against Wesleyan.
MCLA women’s soccer
BUZZARDS BAY -- Sophomore Ashlee Scofield’s goal less than 15 minutes into the game held up as the game-winner and lifted MCLA to a 1-0 victory over Massachusetts Maritime on Saturday afternoon.
Scofield converted a feed from fellow sophomore Janelle Stannard for her second marker of the season for the visiting Trailblazers (3-4, 1-1 MASCAC), and sophomore Danielle Heinsohn made that stand up in goal for MCLA, making five saves, including four in the opening 45 minutes, to record her second straight shutout.
Williams women’s soccer
WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Ephs defeated Connecticut College 1-0 in a hard-fought battle that came down to the final 10 minutes on Sunday afternoon. Alison Magruder converted an opportunity in the 82nd minute to keep the Ephs (4-2-0, 4-0-0) undefeated in conference action. The Ephs also won 3-1 over Wesleyan on Saturday.
Abby Morss passed a through ball to Magruder just inside the left edge of the box. Magruder wasted little time firing the ball over the keeper’s head into the right corner for the game’s only goal.
MCLA cross country
CHICOPEE -- Babson College earned top team honors in the men’s 8-kilometer race at Saturday afternoon’s Blazers cross country invitational at Chicopee Memorial State Park.
On the men’s side, Babson won the team event with 23 points, followed by UNE (52) and Gordon College (89) in third. MCLA was tied for fourth with The Sage Colleges with 117 points.
Anthony Cancilla placed 10th overall to lead MCLA. Keith Desilets had a solid showing, finishing in 20th place.
On the women’s side, the University of New England earned first place honors in the 5-kilometer race.
UNE finished in first place with 28 points, followed by Gordon (55) and Sage (100) in third. MCLA’s 174 points were good for fifth place.
MCLA was paced by Danielle Sylvester’s 18th place finish. Claire Simmons finished in 20th place.
Williams cross country
WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Williams College cross country teams swept the team titles at the Purple Valley Classic on Saturday.
The Eph women scored 78 points to beat MIT, with Middlebury (87) third.
Middlebury’s Addie Toomey won the 6-kilometer race in 21 minutes, 50 seconds. Brianne Mirecki was Williams’ top finisher, taking 10th in 22:54.
The Williams men scored 39 points and had five runners in the top 14. Middlebury (72) was second and NYU was third (85).
BRIDGEWATER -- The Trailblazers fell in three sets (25-19, 25-8, 25-13) to MASCAC foe Bridgewater State ton Saturday in the Tinsley Center.
Freshman outside hitter Carolyn Morin paced the Bears with eight kills, two assisted blocks and four digs. Junior setter Melanie Appleman added 20 assists, three kills, one ace and two blocks, while junior outside hitter Danielle Dean (Gilford, N.H.) registered six kills, eight digs and one ace.
ATLANTA -- The Ephs fell in straight sets in two matches on the second and final day of the Emory Invitational on Saturday. The opened the day with a 25-23, 25-11, 25-17 loss to Maryville (Tenn.) and followed it up with a 25-17, 25-16, 25-23 loss to host Emory.
MCLA women’s tennis
NORTH ADAMS -- The visiting Worcester State Lancers defeated the Trailblazers 9-0 on Sunday. The Lancers evened their mark at 4-4, while MCLA drops to 0-4 overall.
Danielle Candelieri, Megan Shepard, Brooke Michanczyk, Laura Sarkis, and Cassandra Goncalves all earned a pair of points for Worcester St.
Page Hirons and Paige Moriarty also earned a point apiece, as Hirons won at No. 6 singles, while Moriarty earned a point in the third doubles slot.