No. 5 Williams earns 2-0 rivalry win
Roundup: No. 2 Williams Smith opens league play with victory
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -- Behind a goal from senior Sachi Siegelman and another from junior Caitlyn Clark, the Ephs defeated Little Three rival Wesleyan (3-2-0,1-2-0 NESCAC) 2-0. The Ephs (4-1-0, 2-0-0 NESCAC) had double the Cardinals' shots with 20 on the day, and their offensive fire proved overpowering for Wesleyan.
Although the Ephs started out aggressively on the offensive end with three looks at the net from Brett Eisenhart in the first half, it looked as if Wesleyan might be the first on the board when Kerry Doyle had two looks at the net within ten seconds of each other with just five minutes into play. One of her shots hit the post and the other went high though to keep the score at zeroes with time winding down. In the 42nd minute, however, the Ephs finally found the back of the net when the senior back Siegelman took a free kick from 35 yards out and fired the ball into the top right part of the goal. The goal is Siegelman's second on the year. Only Eisenhart – with three – has more goals for the Ephs. Williams was able to hold the Cardinals off for the final three minutes of the half and went into the break with the lead.
Coming out of the break, the Ephs looked to add some insurance, and it didn't take them too long to do so. Off of an assist from Nicole Stenquist, Clark finished with a high shot that went in right under the crossbar just over a minute into the half. The Ephs did not lay off the offensive runs, however, with three shots apiece in the second half from Hayley Cook and Alison Magruder – including a nice header wide in the 77th minute. Defensively, Laura Wann kept them in the game with three saves in the second half after Hannah Van Wetter recorded one in the first.
No. 2 Williams Smith 2, Clarkson 0
GENEVA, N.Y. -- Junior Whitney Frary recorded a goal and an assist to lead No. 2 William Smith to a 2-0 win against Clarkson in the Liberty League opener for both teams played on Cozzens Field this afternoon. The Herons (7-0-1, 1-0-0 Liberty) scored the first two goals that the Golden Knights (5-1-0, 0-1-0 Liberty) have allowed all season, and also served Clarkson its first loss.
First-year Dineo Mmutla scored on William Smith’s first shot of the game. She took a pass from junior Kelsey Hill and placed a shot out of the keeper’s reach to put the Herons up 1-0 just 10:58 into the match.
William Smith was relentless in the second half, and had a number of scoring opportunities. With a little over 23 minutes remaining, senior Jamie Sawyer put a shot on goal through a crowd in front of the net and forced Brianna Thibeau to make a diving save. With just over 21 minutes left, a shot by senior Leslie Carrese was just barely tipped by Thibeau and then banged off the crossbar.
After the Golden Knights committed a foul in the box, the Herons were awarded a penalty kick in the 85th minute. Frary capitalized on the opportunity for her sixth goal of the season which put William Smith up 2-0.