Camel Defense Strong in NESCAC Win vs. Williams

NEW LONDON, Conn.--Senior Eric Doran (Pennington, N.J.) recorded a hat-trick with three goals to lead Connecticut College to an 11-2 NESCAC victory against Williams College on the Artificial Turf at Silfen Field Tuesday.

With the win, the Camels improve to 3-6 with a 1-4 record in the NESCAC, while the Ephs fall to 1-6 overall with a 1-4 mark in league action.

Sophomore Mike Giambanco (Massapequa, N.Y.) tallied two goals and assisted on a third marker for the Camels. Stephen Eicher (Northport, N.Y.) chipped in with two scores, while sophomore John Lyons (Barrington, R.I.) added a goal and an assist for Connecticut College.

Chuck Czerkawski (Cohasset, Mass.) won 10 of 14 face-offs and collected a team-best eight ground balls for the winning side.

Junior John Lenehan (Hingham, Mass.) finished with six stops in the victory. Rob Moccia (Malvern, Pa.) contributed one save in relief duty.

The Camels disrupted the transition game for Williams with a physical ride, limiting the visitors to just a 30% success rate (6 for 20) in clearing situations.

Junior Mike Ryan (Darien, Conn.) tallied a goal and an assist in the loss for Williams. Henry Mills (Brunswick, Maine) made six saves in relief of Evan Cohen (Syosset, N.Y.), who stopped one shot in the first quarter of play.

The Camels jumped on the Ephs early in this one. Lyons opened the scoring with a nifty looking wraparound move 61 seconds into regulation. Doran buried a runner 54 seconds later to make it a 2-0 game.

Later on in the first, Tyler Corcoran (Simsbury, Conn.) split a pair of defenders to finish with a low shot at the 5:06 mark. Drew Green (Bryn Mawr, Pa.) made it a 4-0 game, scoring on a feed from Giambanco with 28 seconds left in the quarter.

The Ephs finally got on the board with a score from Will Stewart (South Salem, N.Y.) at 14:14 of the second.

But Doran answered with an unassisted marker at the 8:52 mark that ignited the Camels on a 6-0 run.

The hosts continued to pull away for the 11-2 win.

Connecticut College out-shot the visitors 34-to-18 in the triumph and held a 36-to-28 advantage in ground balls.


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