Trinity Women's Soccer Ends Long Drought Against Williams With Shutout

First-year Laura Nee's 1st career goal was the game-winner
First-year Laura Nee's 1st career goal was the game-winner

Hartford, Conn. – First-year midfielder Laura Nee (Duxbury, Mass.) scored the game-winning goal in the 68th minute to lead the Trinity College Bantams to a 2-0 victory over the visiting Williams College Ephs in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) women's soccer action this afternoon.  Trinity improves to 3-0 overall and in the NESCAC with its fourth consecutive win, snapping a 17-game losing streak against the Ephs dating back to 1996.  Williams, ranked No. 7 in New England, falls to 1-1-1 overall and 1-1 in the league.

Watch Laura Nee's game-winning goal

A scoreless first half that featured 12 shots by the two squads and a diving save on a shot by Eph rookie back Gabz Amos Grosser (Hillsborough, Calif.) to keep the game at 0-0 by Trinity sophomore Monica DiFiori (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) with 3:21 on the clock.  The second stanza began quietly before DiFiori made back-to-back stops on decent Williams bids in the 66th minute and Nee followed two minutes later with the only goal the Bantams needed during a scramble in the box.  In the 74th minute, Bantam sophomore forward Abbey Lake (Westport, Conn.) scored for the third game in a row after a throw-in by rookie forward Andi Nicholson (Grafton, Mass.).  Williams managed just two errant shots the rest of the way against the Trinity back line of junior Maggie Crowe (Lowell, Mass.), sophomores Kelsey Thomas (Stonington, Conn.) and Julia Leahy (Hingham, Mass.), and freshman Sheena Landy (Durham, Conn.).  DiFiori made four saves for her third win and second shutout of the season, while two Williams goalies failed to record a save.

Watch Trinity's 2nd goal by Abbey Lake