No. 6 Field Hockey Takes Over Sole Possession of Second Place With 2-0 Win Over Williams

WILLIAMSTOWN  The No. 6 nationally ranked Tufts field hockey team defeated the Williams College Ephs 2-0 on Saturday afternoon for sole possession of second place in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC).

Mary Travers had a goal and an assist for the Jumbos

The Ephs and Jumbos started the game in a back and forth battle for control over the ball. Tufts opened up the scoring at 25:47 by sophomore Rachel Hamilton off of a pass from Mary Travers

Williams ended the first half by putting pressure on the Tufts goalie.  Sophomore Libby Dolan sent a cross through the Tufts defense, but the Ephs could not connect.

At the end of the first half Tufts was up 1-0. Junior Ephs goalie Emma Santucci started the game, but was subbed out for sophomore goalie Abby Lloyd at 18:56. Santucci saw a lot of pressure, but no shots. Lloyd saw two shots and saved one. Junior Tufts goalie Emily Polinski saw and saved one shot at the half.

The Jumbos scored their second goal of the game at 40:00 again from Hamilton.

After the Jumbos' goal, Williams went on the attack and had three shot attempts on net, but were stopped by Polinski and two defensive saves by Celia Lewis and Issy Del Priore.

Williams came away with the advantige in shots (8-7) and corners (8-4) while Jumbos' goalie Emily Polinski made seven saves and Williams goalie Abby Lloyd made two saves for the Ephs.

The Ephs will play again on Tuesday against Middlebury in a 6:30 p.m. start time. The Jumbos will play again at home against Bowdoin on Wednesday with a 6 p.m. start time.  


Parts of this release courtesy of Williams College

Written by Will Ferreira, Athletic Communication Intern