William Smith Falls to Williams in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla.-The William Smith lacrosse team fell 18-9 to Williams in a non-conference game played this afternoon. The Herons are now 1-1 overall, and the Ephs improve to 2-2 this season.

Senior Rosie Scheibel led the Heron effort with three goals and two assists. First-year Katie Sipple, senior Kathryn Gillan and senior Christine Abramo recorded two goals apiece. Senior Lucy Johnson shared a game-high five ground balls and won two draw controls. Sophomore Maggie McNair played the majority of time in goal for William Smith and finished with five saves and four ground balls.

Margie Fulton scored a game-high four goals, earned an assist and picked up five ground balls for the Ephs. Sam Weinstein notched three goals and two assists. Rebecca McGovern produced three goals, and Kaitlin Ellis chipped in two goals and four assists for Williams. Lilly Wallenbach scored two goals and added two assists, while Emily Jablonski logged two goals and an assist. Ali Piltch played all 60 minutes in goal for Williams and stopped seven shots.

The Ephs scored two quick goals to take the lead early. Scheibel put the Herons on the board after an assist from junior Kathleen Ragan. Williams then took control of the game jumping out to a 7-1 lead. Margie Fulton scored twice in the run. Back-to-back free position goals by Scheibel got William Smith within four midway through the first half. Emily Jablonski capitalized on a free position for Williams, but Gillan answered with an unassisted tally for the Herons to make it 8-4.

Back-to-back William's goals stretched the Ephs' lead to six with just under 10 minutes left in the first half. Gillan found the back of the net for her second goal of the day to make it 10-5. The teams traded goals for the remainder of the opening half to go into halftime with Williams leading 13-7. Sipple notched her first two career goals before the break.

The Ephs continued to capitalize offensively with four straight goals to start the second half to stretch their lead to 17-7. Abramo scored her first goal of the season off a pass from Scheibel to make it 17-8. With just under 10 minutes remaining, Fulton scored her fourth goal of the afternoon, and Abramo took advantage of a free position for William Smith for the final.

Williams held a 29-19 advantage in shots and a slight 22-19 edge in ground balls.

The Herons will play their second game of their spring break trip to Orlando, Fla., on Thursday, March 22 when they take on No. 16 Amherst at 4:00 p.m.


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