WATERVILLE, Maine — Libby Dolan had two goals and an assist for the 13th-ranked Williams College field hockey team in a 4-1 NESCAC win over Colby College on Saturday in the first game at the new Bill Alfond Field.
The Ephs move to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the league, while the Mules are 1-2 overall and 0-2 in the conference.
The Ephs scored at 15:54 of the first half off a penalty corner. Hannah Goodrick took the corner and scored the goal. Alex Bennett’s shot was deflected in the air and went directly to Goodrick, who batted a waist-high shot into the cage.
Williams went up 2-0 at 28:16 of the opening half after Dolan’s cross from the left side was one-timed by Wright.
The Ephs scored two goals in a span of three minutes in the second half, with both coming off rebounds by Dolan. Emma Ticknor had a shot from the right side that Colby goalkeeper Riley Whitmyer stopped. However, Dolan was right next to her for the quick rebound. Bennett’s turnaround shot from up top was stopped by Whitmyer, but Dolan was again there for the rebound goal at 53:14.
The Mules scored with 1:20 left in the game on Meredith Keenan’s rebound goal. Eliza Mell used some fine stick handling to get around two defenders and blasted a shot from outside the area. Williams goalkeeper Emma Santucci stopped the shot, but Keenan was there for the rebound.
Whitmyer finished with 18 saves, including 11 stops in the opening half for Colby.
Santucci earned the shutout with five saves, including four in the second half.
The Ephs had a 29-13 advantage in shots and a 16-8 margin in penalty corners. The Mules, though, had a 12-11 shot margin in the second half.