Williams 5, Bates 2
Bates (8-2, 3-2 NESCAC) 1 1 2 Williams (8-0, 5-0 NESCAC) 3 2 5 Scoring BAT, 8:15, Meredith Katter. WIL, 10:05, Brittany Esty (Stacey Starner). WIL, 25:00, Starner (Kristen Van Woert). WIL, 34:00, Esty. WIL, 60:00, CC Ciafone (Marlene Bonsera). WIL, 75:00, Kathleen Smith. BAT, 86:00, Katie Carroll. Goalies BAT, Kim Martell, 41 min, 7 SV, 3 GA. BAT, Lynne Antinarelli, 49 min, 3 SV, 2 GA. WIL, Abi Jackson, 45 min, 3 SV, 1 GA. WIL, Lindsay Starner, 38 min, 1 SV, 0 GA. WIL, Melissa Purdy, 8 min, 1 SV, 1 GA. Shots: WIL, 16-8. Corner kicks: WIL, 4-2.
WILLIAMS SPOILS BATES SHUTOUT STREAK, 5-2
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- The visiting Bates College Bobcats (8-2, 3-2 NESCAC) struck first, but the No. 12 Williams College Ephs (8-0, 5-0 NESCAC) struck more often, taking a 5-2 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) victory to hold on to first place in the conference.
Bates scored its first goal in the ninth minute on a shot from 20 yards out by sophomore midfielder Meredith Katter (Sudbury, Mass.), her first goal of the season. The Bobcats then saw their six-game and 565-minute scoreless streak end on an own-goal as they tried to clear a ball off their end-line. Williams claimed the lead in the 23rd minute on a goal by Stacey Starner from the 18-yard line, while rookie Brittany Esty, who got credit on the own-goal, picked up her second of the game on a ball that seemed headed over the net but was blown back by the wind and over the outstreched arms of junior goalkeeper Kim Martell (Needham, Mass.).
Williams scored twice more in the second half against sophomore Lynne Antinarelli (Bedford, Mass.) to ice the contest and avenge a pair of losses to Bates in Lewiston last season. Bobcat first-year Katie Carroll (Pennington, N.J.) moved scored her sixth goal of the season, second on the team, in the 86th minute, to close out the scoring.
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