|Colby College||Williams College|
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Senior tri-captain Tori Brown saved her first collegiate goal for just the right time and first-year goalkeeper Emily Buckman earned her first collegiate victory to help Colby College to a thrilling 2-1 win over 23rd-ranked Williams College on Saturday.
The Mules (2-2 overall, 1-1 NESCAC) beat Williams at home in the 2013 season, but the Ephs have a 21-4 lead in the series after Saturday’s game. Colby also has some momentum heading into Tuesday’s 7 p.m. home game with top-ranked Bowdoin College on Bill Alfond Field.
Colby’s defense in front of Buckman was superb. Kat Restrepo had two defensive saves and the back line had to overcome intense pressure by Williams. The Ephs (2-2, 1-1) were 0-for-18 on penalty corners and had a 22-6 shot advantage.
The Mules had four shots in the second half and scored twice. The first came off a penalty corner with 13:48 left in the game. Anna Rudinski took the corner and Kallie Hutchinson had her second goal of the season.
Brown, a defender in her first three years, was moved to the midfield by first-year head coach Kelly Terwilliger. She scored unassisted just 3:01 after Hutchinson’s goal.
The Ephs swamped Colby’s end over the final 10 minutes of the game, but the defense would not break.
The lone goal for Williams came off a penalty stroke just 2:23 into the second half. Buckman did guess the right way on the stroke, but Hannah Goodrick placed her shot perfectly in the left corner of the cage.
The Ephs had nine penalty corners in each half and had a 13-2 shot advantage in the opening 35 minutes. However, Colby showed it came to play and kept the game scoreless at the break.
Williams keeper Margaret Draper stopped four shots.