Williams Edges Connecticut College at the NTC in Florida

CLERMONT, Fla.--Williams College defeated Connecticut College 11-7 in a NESCAC game played at the National Training Center in Clermont, Florida Friday.

The Ephs (5-1, 2-1) put together a 5-0 run during a stretch of 7:07 midway through the contest to pull away from the Camels (2-4, 0-4) en route to their third straight win.

Senior midfielder Emily Whicker (Potomac, Md.) had four goals, seven draw controls, three caused turnovers and two ground balls to lead the Ephs in the triumph. Sam Weinstein (Marblehead, Mass.) chipped in with three scores for the winning side. Stephanie Gallo (Manhasset, N.Y.) and Nancy Palmer (Lakeville, Conn.) scored two goals each for Williams, who scored 47 goals in its past three games.

Junior net-minder Ali Piltch (Bryn Mawr, Pa.) made 12 saves in the victory for the Ephs.

Connecticut College senior Bri Miller (Sudbury, Mass.) scored three goals to go along with two ground balls for the Camels. Taylor Thomas (Needham, Mass.) registered two goals, three ground balls and a pair of caused turnovers. Izzy Marx (Ridgewood, N.J.) finished with three draw controls, one goal and one ground ball for Connecticut College.

Junior Charlotte McAuley (Summit, N.J.) added a goal, two ground balls, a pair of caused turnovers and one draw control.

Junior Caitlin Cataldo (Orange, Conn.) made three saves for the Camels.

The Camels held a 24-to-19 advantage on the shot chart. Ground balls were even at 24 aside.

Weinstein scored three unanswered goals in a stretch of 7:45 to vault Williams out to a 3-1 advantage with 20:22 remaining.

But Miller scored two of the next three goals to pull the Camels to within a goal with 5:07 remaining and it was a 4-3 Eph advantage.

However, Whicker scored for Ephs with seven seconds left to make it a 5-3 game. Williams scored the first four goals of the second stanza and opened up a 9-3 edge when Palmer capped the rally with a score at the 23 minute mark.

The Camels battled back and cut the lead to four on two separate occasions. Thomas scored an unassisted marker with 6:36 remaining to make it an 11-7 game but the Camels could not get any closer and Williams was able to hold on for the 11-7 win.

Connecticut College will host Trinity College this Tuesday night for a 7:00 p.m. game in New London.


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