Women's Soccer Overpowered By No. 1/4 Williams, 4-1

Sophomore Shannon Miller
Sophomore Shannon Miller

THE BASICS:

- Score: No. 1/4 Williams College 4, MIT 1

- Records: MIT (11-4-0), No. 1/4 Williams College (10-0-1)

- Location: Williamstown, Mass. (Cole Field)

- The Lead: With the score even at 1-1 at halftime, nationally ranked No. 1/4 and defending national champion Williams College used three second half goals that came in a span of 12:39 to defeat the MIT women's soccer team, 4-1, in non-conference action on Sunday afternoon at Cole Field.

HOW IT HAPPENED:


- Williams freshman Sarah Scire got the scoring started in the contest and notched the first of her three goals on the day in the 14th minute to put the Ephs on the board. Scire got the ball off a low cross and sent it into the back corner of the net for her second score of the season.

- The score would remain at 1-0 in favor of the hosts until there was just 1:34 left in the opening stanza. MIT freshman Emily Berzolla (Riverside, Conn.) launched a corner kick that found the head of sophomore Hailey Nichols (Boulder, Colo.), who registered her third goal of the campaign.

- In the second half, Williams' goals including two from Scire came in a span of 12:39, securing the game for the Ephs. At the 53:41 mark, Scire scored on a feed by junior Evan Gancedo and just 6:09 later Scire took a pass from senior Audrey Thomas to extend Williams' lead to 3-1.

- After the hosts scored their second goal, MIT immediately responded. A corner kick by Berzolla as a shot by senior Anna Zukowski (Ridgefield, Conn.) nearly tied the game, but a save by Ephs sophomore keeper Olivia Barnhill thwarted the opportunity leaving Williams in front.

- Williams would end its scoring streak in the 67th minute when Gancedo notched her third goal of the year to leave the score at 4-1 in favor of the Ephs at the close of the game.

BEHIND THE NUMBERS:

- The Ephs held a 20-11 advantage in shots and an 8-4 differential in corner kicks this afternoon.

- MIT senior goalkeeper Lauren Ullmann (Princeton, N.J.) registered a season-best seven saves in a 90-minute effort for the Engineers as her record moved to 11-4-0 this year, while Barnhill earned the win (10-0-1) for Williams as she stopped the ball four times over 81:29 before senior Tressa Palcheck came off the bench to make two saves over the final 8:31.

UP NEXT:

- MIT will play its third game in four days when the Engineers host New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) foe Wellesley College on Tuesday, October 11th at 4:00 p.m., while Williams is off until Saturday, October 15th as the Ephs welcome Wesleyan University (Conn.) at 1:30 p.m. for a New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) match.

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