|Williams College||Colby College|
WATERVILLE, Maine — Michael Fahey scored five goals and dished a pair of assists to lead Williams College to a 16-10 victory over Colby College in NESCAC men’s lacrosse Saturday at Harold Alfond Stadium.
The Ephs (7-5, 4-4 NESCAC) led 6-2 after the opening quarter and 11-4 at intermission. Colby drops to 2-9 overall and 1-6 in the conference.
The two teams combined for 92 shots and both goalies had solid games. George Peele stopped 17 shots for Williams, while C.J. Layton made 16 saves for the Mules.
Colby hurt its cause with 11 penalties, including six straight in the second half. The Ephs were 6-for-11 with the man-up, while the Mules were 0-for-3.
With the score 2-2 in the first quarter, Fahey scored three straight goals to put Williams up for good. Brendan Hoffman added a man-up goal with 1:39 left in the first quarter for a 6-2 margin.
Colby scored two of the opening three goals in the third quarter to make it 7-4, but Williams roared back with four straight goals to end the half.
The Ephs led by as much as 15-6 in the third quarter. However, Colby battled back with four straight goals to end the third and start the fourth quarters. Colton Michel’s goal from Austin Sayre made it 15-10 with 11:10 left in the game.
The Mules had a number of opportunities to cut the margin to four goals before Fahey scored the final goal of the game with 6:14 to play.
Thomas Fowler scored two goals and dished three assists for Williams. Kevin Stump scored four goals, Maxwell Stukalin added one goal and two assists, and James McFarland had one goal and two assists.
Michel led the Mules with two goals and one assist. Tucker Dietrick and Austin Sayre also had three points on the day with one goal and two assists. Don Vivian and CJ Hassan each had a pair of goals.
Stukalin also had two caused turnovers and four ground balls for Williams. Eph face-off man Angus O’Rourke had a fine day with 10 ground balls and took 19-of-28 face-offs.
Michael McHale led Colby’s defense with three caused turnovers and four ground balls. Graham Lian added four ground balls and one caused turnover.