WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass --Second ranked Williams College scored a goal in each half to defeat visiting Connecticut College 2-0 in a rematch of the 2014 NESCAC Championship played in Williamstown, Mass. Saturday.
The Ephs improved their record to 9-0 with the win and are 7-0 in conference play. The Camels fell to 1-4-3 with a 0-2-3 record in the NESCAC.
Jacqueline Simeone put the Ephs on top when her long free kick found the back of the net. Audrey Thomas assisted Crystal Lewin for a second half score with 4:48 remaining to close out the scoring.
Rookie keeper Alex Santiago stopped four shots in goal for the Camels. Tressa Palcheck made three saves en route to her fifth shutout of the season for the hosts.
The Camels out-shot the Ephs 12-to-9 in the contest.
In the 32nd minute, the Camels managed to create a chance for Lauren Steele in the Eph penalty area. Mackenzie Kingston floated the ball into the box from a free kick on the left side, which Steele rose over several Eph defenders to meet, but her header traveled well wide of the target when all was said and done.
The Camels almost reaped their reward from their outstanding defensive play, when they had their best chance to equalize in the 66th minute. The Ephs conceded a foul just thirty yards from goal, which allowed Alex Bukovac a good look at goal, but Palcheck was over quickly to her near post to save the free kick.