Field Hockey Edges Williams, 3-1

By Skidmore Athletics The Skidmore College field hockey team battled to a 3-1 non-conference win against Williams College on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at Wagner Park.

Jenn Hanks '16 scored for the third straight game / Photo by Bob Ewell

The Thoroughbreds (10-3), who beat the Ephs (7-5) for the eighth consecutive time, secured their tenth straight 10-win season and their 18th straight winning season. Skidmore has won ten games in 17 of the last 18 seasons.

 

Williams jumped out to a 1-0 lead 25 seconds into the contest, as Alex Bennett picked out Caitlin Conlon alone in front of goal, and she slotted home a shot from ten yards.

 

Dani DeGregory ’16 provided Skidmore's response just over a minute later with her 21st goal, collecting a loose ball at midfield and dribbling past the lone Ephs defender, before converting on the breakaway.

 

Sam Skott ’15 doubled the Thoroughbreds lead in the eighth minute, lifting a close range shot over Williams goalkeeper Margaret Draper into the back of the cage. Jenn Hanks ’16 netted her third in goal in as many games in the 19th minute, scoring on a penalty stroke.

 

Skidmore nearly extended its lead from a penalty corner in the 26th minute, but Draper made back-to-back saves to keep her team within two at the break.

 

The Ephs mounted the pressure late in the second half, but Skidmore goalkeeper Amy Beck ‘15 came up big, making three of her four saves in the final 15 minutes to seal the win.

 

The Thoroughbreds outshot the Ephs 14-6 and had an 11-6 edge in corners. Draper finished with six saves in goal for Williams.

 

Skidmore closes out its non-conference schedule on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 1 p.m. at SUNY Oneonta.

 

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