Williamstown, Mass. -Freshman Rachel Brissette scored the game-winning goal 7:54 into the second half to lead the Williams College Ephs to a 2-1 victory over the visiting Trinity College Bantams in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) field hockey action this afternoon. Trinity, which scored just once after outscoring its opposition, 15-0, in its first two games, drops to 2-1 overall and 1-1 in the NESCAC. Williams improves to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the league.
Trinity pressed hard and controlled the possession of the ball for the last part of the first half. After controlling the ball in the circle and waiting for the right opportunity, first-year forward Brenna Hobin (Madison, Conn.) smacked a shot across the front of the goal to the far corner of the cage for the game's first goal with just under 10 minutes left in the opening stanza. Annie Van Wagenen tied it for Williams early in the second half, and Brissette scored the clincher from Brigid Bruno off a rebound. Nearing the last fifteen minutes of the game, Trinity came close to tying the score but sophomore Samantha Sandler (Madison, Conn.) caromed her penalty stroke off the right post. Trinity finished with an 11-6 shooting advantage and junior Sophie Fitzpatrick (Duxbury, Mass.) had a pair of saves.