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Murray's Two Goal Performance Leads Williams to Victory Over North Adams
November 5, 1996


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
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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