Williamstown, Mass. - November 22, 2016 - The Springfield College women's basketball team dropped an early-season non-conference matchup with Williams, 66-46, on Tuesday evening in Williamstown.
With the loss, Springfield College evens its record out at 1-1, while Williams is now 2-1. The Ephs held a slight 37-36 edge in rebounds, but shot 21-of-52 (40.9%) from the field in the victory. The Pride, which had 26 bench points, shot 16-of-52 (30.8%) in the setback.
For Springfield College, freshman guard Alex Goslin (South Windsor, Conn.) had a team-best nine points, while Danielle Racette (North Adams, Mass.) and Rachel Menze (West Haven, Conn.) posted seven apiece. Junior forward Heather King (Lebanon, N.H.) had a team-best nine rebounds over 40 minutes of play.
For Williams, three players had 16 points, as Lauren McCall (Natick, Mass.) posted 16 and 12 rebounds in the win.
Tied at six midway through the opening stanza, the Ephs went on a 6-0 run, including four points from Caveney and a jumper from Kristen Fechtelkotter (Medfield, Mass.) to give Williams College a 12-6 lead at the end of the first quarter.
To open the second, a pair of free throws from Racette and a made jump shot from Taylor Hall (Tolland, Conn.) pulled the Pride within five just 1:42 into the quarter. After Molly McCausland (Millbury, Mass.) made a lay-up with 4:50 left in the half to keep Springfield College within seven, the Ephs pushed their lead back to ten on a pair of free-throws from Fechtelkotter. Williams would end the quarter on an 8-2 run to take a 32-17 lead heading into halftime.
The Ephs pushed their lead to 20 in the opening minutes of the second half on a basket by Lydia Zaleski (Marblehead, Mass.) and a three-pointer from McCall. After McAllister scored back-to-back baskets for the Pride midway through the third to make it 39-22, but Williams would end the quarter on a 13-3run to make it 52-25 heading into the final stanza.
In the final quarter, Springfield College got to within 21 of the Ephs on a three-pointer from Georgia Ford (Scarborough, Maine) and a basket from Menze but the Ephs would escape with the 66-46 victory.
Up next, Springfield College will travel to the WPI Thanksgiving Tournament next Saturday and Sunday, where it will take on Johnson & Wales on Saturday at 4 p.m. and RPI on Sunday at 2 p.m.