Williamstown, MA- The Williams College men's soccer team (10-1-2)
recorded their tenth victory of the season with a 3-0 win over North
Adams State (10-8).
Williams dominated play throughout the game. It took the Ephs a
while to score, even though they controlled the flow of the game.
Twenty minutes into the game, Williams had ball in the North Adams six
yard box for about a minute, but the Ephs were unable to put the ball
in the back of the net. Williams finally got on the scoreboard when
defender Greg Classen collected a pass from Nick Swann and sent a left-
footed shot to the inside post. Less than ten minutes later, the Ephs
scored their second goal of the game when forward Brad Murray
converted a penalty shot opportunity. Freshman David Kaufman got
taken down in the penalty area to bring about the penalty kick.
Neither team came out ready to play in the second half. Williams
continued to control the game, and, with a two goal lead, had the
opportunity to give many of its younger players some valuable game
experience. Murray finished the Williams scoring with fifteen minutes
left in the game. Midfielder Chris Smith blew by a North Adams
defender and then sent a cross into the middle, where forward Angelo
Patentas dummied the ball for Murray to finish. With this goal,
Murray broke the career scoring mark set by Mike Masters, class of
1989. Murray's 45 goals is now one better than the former US national
team player, Masters.
The Ephs finish the regular season Saturday away against Amherst
at 10 AM.
Scoring: 1 2 F
Williams (10-1-2) 2 1 3
North Adams (10-8) 0 0 0
W: 25:57 Greg Classen(from Jason Horowitz)
W: 33:46 Brad Murray
W: 74:58 Murray(from Chris Smith)
Shots: Williams 21, North Adams 5
Saves: Williams- Eric Watson 3
Neal Appleman 1
North Adams- T.J. Geysen 18
Corners: Williams 8, North Adams 5