Game 3 recap written by freshman #23 Emma Ticknor
Williams 3 – Mt. Holyoke 0
The Ephs tallied a 3-0 win against the Mt. Holyoke Lyons this Wednesday. Although we started off slow, we scored three goals in the second half! Maggie Shilling and Isabel Perry added a spark that really pumped us up and enabled us to put in all those goals.
In the second half we had ten corners against Holyoke! Our passing became much more fluid and our communication increased in the second half, allowing us to score three times in around 20 minutes.
Alex Bennett scored twice, and Isabel Perry once. Isabel played so well! She increased the tempo of the whole game and did a great job of cutting around the circle. Katie Gallop also had a phenomenal game and picked up so many loose balls. She has great speed and really has an eye for holes in the other team’s setup. Hannah Goodrick also played well; she started off at left wing, but moved to right for the second half. She transitioned seamlessly and did a great job of cutting for passes and moving the defense.
Overall, we really picked up our game in the second half and finished off the game with a 3-0 win! Go Ephs!
Mt. Holyoke Game Notes: The Ephs out shot the Lyons 22 to 10. Senior goalkeeper, Margaret Draper recorded 5 saves to keep the lead for the Ephs. After a first half with no score, the Ephs took the lead when #9 Alex Bennett put one in the net from freshman #16 Isabel Perry. Williams did not let up and netted two more to make it 3-0 for the win. Scoring came with 2 goals from Bennett and Perry claimed her first career goal.
Game 4 recap written by Sophomore #36 Emma Santucci
Williams 1 – Colby 2
On Saturday morning, WCFH was ready to take on the Colby College Mules. Coming off an exciting 3-0 victory over Mount Holyoke, we were excited to play our second NESCAC game. Hannah Goodrick’s violin performance of the National Anthem before taking the field was wonderful, and filled us with pride before taking our home field.
Despite our 1-2 loss, we met several of our team goals, and saw marked improvement on elements we had been working on in practice. Statistically, we are leading the NESCAC in offensive penalty corners this season with 50, as well as leading with 80 recorded shots so far this season. Hearing Hannah Goodrick’s stroke hit the back of the cage in the second half was enormously satisfying, and put us up at 1-0.
It was disappointing that we were unable to hold our lead, although we had dominated and outshot our opponents. A particularly difficult loss to swallow, it has been an enormous learning opportunity for us moving forward this season. We are able to better see our strengths and ready to tackle where we fell short on Saturday.
We look forward to facing Smith tomorrow, as well as our big NESCAC double header this weekend.
Stay tuned. And GO EPHS!
Colby Game Notes: The Ephs dominated the game on Saturday, outshooting Colby 22 to 6 and holding them to 4 penalty corners to the Ephs 18. Despite the statistics, Williams struggled to put the ball in the net. #8 Hannah Goodrick scored the Ephs only goal of the day off a penalty stroke. Colby Mules put in two goals off penalty corners to notch a win over the Ephs.