NEW LONDON, Conn. -- Sean Dougherty stopped 30 shots to record his second shutout of the season as the Williams men's hockey team beat Connecticut College 5-0 on Saturday afternoon.
Dougherty faced 26 shots over the first two periods as the Ephs jumped out to a 3-0 lead. But in the third period, the Eph defense clamped down on the Camels, holding them to four shots on goal.
John Wickman and Eric Rubino each scored two goals for the Ephs, now 11-4-2 and 9-2-1 in NESCAC. Wickman's goal at 1:10 of the first period was the game winner. Rubino also got an assist on Wickman's second goal against Conn. College (5-10-3, 1-8-3).
Williams women's hockey
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Less than 24 hours after battling Bowdoin to a tie, the Ephs had less good fortune on Saturday, falling 5-0.
The Polar Bears (14-2-2, 8-1-1) scored three goals in the first seven minutes of the game and never trailed. Five different Bowdoin players scored. Chelsea MacNeil's goal at 2:32 was the game winner.
Williams (8-9-1, 4-5-1) was outshot 34-19. Chloe Billadeau made 29 saves.
MCLA men's basketball
NORTH ADAMS -- Trailing by four points at halftime, the Trailblazers (9-10) outscored visiting Fisher by 15 in the second half to get back on the winning track, 77-66.
Coach Jamie Morrison's team came storming out for the second half and outscored Fisher 14-4 in the first 4:29, to get back in the game.
Tylar Shular's 3-point play with 9:13 left tied the game at 52, but Ruben DelRosario answered with a 3-point shot and the Trailblazer never trailed again.
DelRosario had a team-high 15 for MCLA, while John Johnes had 14 and Ramon Viches scored 13 off the bench.
Williams men's basketball
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Daniel Wohl's drive to the basket with 31 seconds left put the eighth-ranked Ephs up and Middlebury missed a last-second shot to lose 64-63, and tumble from the ranks of the undefeated.
The Ephs (17-2, 6-0 NESCAC) now reside atop the league standings with Amherst, also 6-0. Middlebury (16-1, 5-1) falls a game behind.
With 6:08 left in the first half, Wohl drained a 3-pointer to put the Ephs up 30-27. They didn't lead again until Wohl's drive to the basket.
With time running down Mike Mayer stole the ball from Nolan Thompson and Wohl completed the play.
The Panthers had two chances to win the game. Joey Kizel's shot was blocked by Nate Robertson and then Hunter Merryman put up a trey at the horn that did not go.
Mayer had a game-high 24 points for the Ephs, while Wohl and Robertson had 11 each. Peter Lynch had a game-high 16 points for Middlebury.
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Claire Baecher scored five of the Ephs' first nine points in a 62-36 win over Middlebury.
Baecher scored off the opening tip and then made it 9-0 on a 3-pointer with 16:24 left in the half.
The Ephs (15-3, 4-1) had another excellent defensive game, holding the visiting Panthers to 15 points in the first half.
St. Joseph's hockey
WEST SPRINGFIELD -- St. Joseph's goalie Andrew Leitch made 54 saves and only gave up three goals. Unfortunately for the Crusaders, they only had 16 shots on goal and lit the lamp once in a 3-1 loss to West Springfield.
"They were running three forward lines. Their defense was good. They were fast and big," St. Joseph's coach Tim Kelly said. "They kept us to the outside."
Brett Pecor had the only goal for St. Joe's, scoring at 7:50 of the first period. West Side's Pat O'Toole broke a 1-1 tie at 12:05 of the first period and Brandon Magni got the final goal at 14:44 of the first.
Leitch was outstanding all day for the Crusaders and kept them in the game.
"He made a lot of saves from the slot area," said Kelly. "He was definitely on [Saturday]."