WORCESTER -- The Mount Greylock boys soccer team dug itself a pretty good hole on Saturday afternoon, but climbed out successfully.
The Mounties trailed host Worcester North 3-1 on James Bowhile’s second goal of the game. But the Mounties stormed back with three goals in the final 26 minutes to earn a 4-3 win.
"To beat a Division I school any time is good," Greylock coach Blair Dils said. "To go on the road and fight our way back, the mood on the bus is pretty darn good."
It was eighth-grader Sam Dils scoring twice within two minutes, in the 54th and 56th minutes, to tie the game. Then with 11 minutes left, Grant Raphael hit what his coach called a 33-yard rocket that got between North goalie Angelo Perrone and the crossbar. It was the Greylock junior’s second goal of the game.
WATERVILLE, Maine -- It had been six years since the Williams College football team lost its opening game. That loss, however, was nothing like the one the Ephs suffered on Saturday.
Williams managed only 181 net yards and didn’t get on the scoreboard until the fourth quarter as Colby scored a dominating 31-8 victory at Alfond Stadium.
The Ephs rushed for 21 net yards in the game on 33 attempts as the Williams offensive line had difficulties opening holes for the Eph running backs.
Williams men’s soccer
WILLIAMSTOWN -- With less than five minutes in the second 10-minute overtime session, Amherst’s Max Fikke found the back of the net and sent Amherst past Williams, 1-0.
Peter Morrell made 10 saves for Williams, while Thomas Bull needed to make only three for Amherst.
MCLA men’s soccer
WORCESTER -- MCLA opened MASCAC play by losing to Worcester State 3-0.
Alex Woefel scored twice in the second half for Worcester (2-2-3, 1-0 in MASCAC), to put the contest away.
Worcester outshot MCLA 14-9. Trailblazer goalie Matt Robinson had four saves.
MCLA women’s soccer
WORCESTER -- Shelby Archer’s goal with 16:50 left in the contest broke a tie and gave Worcester State a 2-1 win over MCLA.
Natalie Caney’s goal at 50:15 tied the game at 1, and was the MCLA freshman’s fifth goal of the year.
Archer broke the tie on a shot to the lower left post that beat MCLA keeper Danielle Heinsohn.
Heinsohn faced 20 shots and nine corner kicks. She made five saves. Jillian Witkowski had three saves.
MCLA is now 3-4 and 0-1 in conference play.
Williams women’s soccer
WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Ephs hosted Amherst on Saturday and played to a 0-0 tie.
Hannah Van Wetter made seven saves in her 110 minutes in goal, while her counterpart, Holly Burwick, stopped five Eph shots.
Williams’ Audrey Thomas tested Burwick twice, but wasn’t able to beat the Amherst keeper.
NORTH ADAMS -- The Trailblazers beat Bay Path 3-0 and Curry 3-2.
MCLA had three tight sets with Bay Path, winning 25-21, 25-23, 25-23.
Allie Chang led MCLA with seven kills, while Sam Anderson had six. Kendra Hobbs had 16 digs and Jackie Paluilis had 11.
MCLA rallied back from a 2-0 deficit to beat Curry 19-25, 21-25, 25-18, 28-26, 15-13.
Chang and Paluilis had 23 digs each, while freshman Rachel Mills led MCLA with 17 kills.
WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Ephs improved their undefeated streak to eight matches by beating Bowdoin 3-2 and Western New England 3-0 on Saturday afternoon.
The Ephs scored wins in the final two sets against the Polar Bears to score a 29-31, 30-28, 13-25, 25-14, 15-9 victory.
For Williams, Tori Jasuta had 23 kills and 18 digs, while Ryan Farley had an incredible 54 assists. Emily Doll chipped in with 15 kills.
Williams had a much easier time against Western New England, sweeping the Golden Bears in three sets 25-17, 25-12, 25-19.
Jasuta had another big match with 14 kills and 14 digs. Farley had 34 assists.
Williams men’s tennis
WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Ephs opened their fall schedule with an easy 7-2 win over Wesleyan on Saturday.
Williams swept the three doubles matches with former Mount Greylock standout Rohan Shastri teaming up with Jose Raventos for an 8-1 win at No. 3.
MCLA women’s tennis
PITTSFIELD -- The Trailblazers dropped their fifth consecutive match, as Castleton State won 7-2 on Sunday. MCLA lost by the same score to Lyndon State on Saturday.
MCLA’s (1-7) Kelley Bryant won at first singles, beating Monica Susslin 6-3, 1-6, 10-7. Rebecca Waterhouse scored MCLA’s other point, winning a 6-2, 7-5 singles match over Kaydeen Juaire.
On Saturday, Pittsfield’s Stephanie Giardina earned one of MCLA’s two singles points as she beat Olivia Bernard 6-2, 6-1. Danielle Wiencek of Adams lost in straight sets to Kelsey Johnson 6-3, 6-2.
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Williams College has defended its championship of its own invitational, shooting a 607 as a team in the two-day event. The Ephs held off RPI by four strokes at Taconic Golf Club on Sunday.
Williams’ Ross Hoffman shot a 147 over two rounds, and beat Manhattanville’s Eric Michalak in a playoff for the individual title. Hoffman birdied the par-5 first hole, while Michalak bogeyed the hole.
For MCLA, Taylor Dunn shot a final-round 78 as the Trailblazers finished 23rd as a team.
Williams women’s golf
SOUTH HADLEY -- The Ephs’ record day on Saturday gave them plenty of breathing room heading into the final day of the Mt. Holyoke Invitational, but they kept their foot on the gas and came away with an 11-shot victory.
Shelby Shote tied for third place with a two-day total of 153. Senior Georgiana Salant slipped from first place to fifth because of a 79 on Sunday. Freshman Sarah Hasselman posted a 155 in her first collegiate tournament.
Williams women’s tennis
The Ephs made a clean sweep of their three matches over the weekend. They opened with a 9-0 blanking of Wesleyan on Saturday. Williams followed that up on Sunday by shutting out Babson, 9-0, and taking care of Wellesley 7-2.
Williams field hockey
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Krista Zsitvay scored a hat trick as the Ephs (1-4, 0-3 in NESCAC) dropped a 4-0 decision to Little Three rival Amherst (2-2, 2-1).
Zsitvay scored two of her goals in the first half and got the hat trick at 61:41.
"They finished and capitalized on opportunities and we didn’t," Williams coach Alex Barrale said.
The Jeffs had 11 shots on net and 14 shots in the game. Williams had 11 shots but only four shots on Amherst keeper Rachel Tannenbaum.
Nina Kumar had seven saves for the Ephs.
For the second time this month, MCLA freshman Natalie Caney is the MASCAC Women’s Soccer Rookie of the Week.
Caney, a Belchertown native, scored twice for the Trailblazers this week, including a game-winning overtime goal Tuesday at Albany Pharmacy. She was also named conference rookie of the week on Sept. 8.