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No. 17 Field Hockey Falls at Williams, 3-1

Williamstown, Mass. – October 1, 2008 – The Williams College Ephs had a 3-1 victory over the Springfield College Pride on Wednesday night at Renzie Lamb Field after losing their last two consecutive competitions.

The Ephs entered the game with more intensity than previous games, although they were still missing usual starter, senior Meighan McGowan (Greenwich, CT). Junior Anne de Saint Phalle (Bronxville, NY) stepped up on the offensive end in the first period with Williams’s first goal. The Ephs kept their momentum throughout the first period and with just 3 minutes until halftime, freshman Karyn Moss (Medfield, MA) put in Williams’s second goal.

As the second period began, the Springfield Pride brought concentration to match that of Williams and senior Jill Urtz (Verona, NY) scored their first goal to cut the lead to one.

Williams quickly answered with a goal from senior Julia Nawrocki (Winchester, UK) one minute later to put the game out of reach for the Pride.

Williams had 6 penalty corners as apposed to Springfield’s 8. Springfield ended the game with 11 shots taken, while Williams took 9 shots.

Eph sophomore Katrina Tulla (New Canaan, CT) was in goal all 70 minutes and had 3 saves. Senior Sarah Burleigh (Darien, CT) contributed 2 defensive save for the Ephs. Springfield’s goalie Alison McCarthy (North Andover, Mass.) had 2 saves.

Springfield returns to action on Saturday morning when it returns to conference play as it entertains MIT at 11:00 am on Stagg Field.

Photos courtesy of Kris Dufour.