Williams 6, W. New England 0 Nov. 9,
Williams 6, W. New England 0Nov. 9, 2005
WILLIAMSTOWN, MA - Williams College (14-4) got goals from six different players as the Ephs downed Western New England College (WNEC) 6-0 in a first round NCAA Tournament game played on a wind and rain swept Renzie Lamb Field. With the loss WNEC finishes the season at 19-5.
The Ephs wasted no time in getting on the scoreboard as junior forward Cathleen Clark converted off a pass from senior Jaye Gregory just 1:14 into the contest.
The Ephs would double their lead to 2-0 with just 46.2 seconds remaining in the first half when senior Katie Fulton scored off a feed from Charlotte VanWagenen.
With their fast start the Ephs were able to control play in the first half notching 11 shots on WNEC's goal. The Golden Bears' Jillian Brown made six saves. The Ephs Emily Wasserman did not make a save in the first half as the Golden Bears were unable to get a shot on goal.
"The biggest obstacle for us was realizing that we could play with these girls," said second year WNEC coach Sarah Kelly. "It wasn't the way we wanted to end our season, but I'm proud of my team for fighting back in their first NCAA game."
"I think in some ways the early goal caused us to lose a little concentration and focus," said Eph head coach Alix Rorke. "We were much more into it in the second half."
Williams expanded their 2-goal halftime lead to 3-0 at 26:07 of the second half on an unassisted tally by first year Meighan McGowan. Jaye Gregory netted the fourth Eph goal at 12:23 with an assist from Ashley Sewell and that was quickly followed by an unassisted goal by Sewell at 11:17.
The final goal of the game was scored by Eph sophomore Cary Bearn when she scored unassisted at 2:36.
WNEC's Jillian Brown played 61:37 minutes in goal and allowed five goals while making eight saves. The Golden Bears' Emilie Donka played the final 8:23 and made two saves and allowed one goal.
Emily Wasserman played the first 58:43 in goal for Williams and made two saves while not allowing a goal. Ali Raizin relieved Wasserman and made one save over the final 11:17.
Williams advances to the second round of the NCAA tourney and will play #2 ranked Ursinus College at 11:00 a.m. this Saturday in Collegeville, PA.
"There are a lot of things we need to work on before we are ready to play Ursinus, especially our team communication," said Rorke.
Williams 33:46 Cathleen Clark from Jaye Gregory
Williams -- 0:46.2 Katie Fulton from Charlotte VanWagenen
Williams 26:07 Meighan McGowan unassisted
Williams 12:23 Jaye Gregory from Ashley Sewell
Williams 11:17 Ashley Sewell unassisted
Williams 2:36 Cary Bearn unassisted
WNEC Jillian Brown 61:37 min/8 saves/ 5 goals allowed
WNEC Emilie Donka 8:23 min/ 2 saves/1 goal allowed
Williams Emily Wasserman 58:43/2 saves/0 goals allowed
Williams Ali Raizin 11:17 min/1 save/0 goals allowed
-- Courtesy Williams