Big comeback stuns Williams; No. 13 women's lacrosse wins 11-10

Big comeback stuns Williams; No. 13 women's lacrosse wins 11-10

The Hamilton College women's lacrosse team won for the seventh time in eight games, rallying from a five-goal second-half deficit to stun the host Williams Ephs with an 11-10 victory Tuesday evening in Williamstown, Mass.

Hamilton, ranked 13th nationally, improved to 8-4 overall; with a 6-2 conference record, the Continentals are a game and a half out of first place in the NESCAC standings.

Darby Philbrick '18 netted the game-winning goal with just 14 seconds left in regulation. The host Ephs held an 8-3 lead less than two minutes into the second half but the Continentals went on a 6-1 run to forge a 9-9 tie late in the half. After Williams retook the lead with 7:48 to go, Hamilton tied the score with three minutes left to set up Philbrick's game winner.

Hamilton outshot Williams 20-8 after intermission. Philbrick scored all of her team-high three goals in the second half.

Philbrick, Morgan Fletcher '17 and Jackie Cuddy '18 each scored in a span of 39 seconds as Hamilton started its rally by cutting Williams' lead to 8-6.

After an Eph goal midway through the period, the Continentals ripped off another 3-0 run to tie the score. Alex Hendry '19 notched her seventh goal of the season at the 15:19 mark, Philbrick scored 42 seconds later and the Continentals needed another 3:42 to pull even. Kara Pooley '19 converted a free-position shot to pull the visitors even.

The Ephs (4-7, 1-6) took their final lead when Kara Wollmers scored her fifth goal of the game. Another successful free-position shot – this one by Nora Klemmer '17 – tied the game.

Hendry won the draw control after Klemmer's goal and the Continentals held the ball the remainder of the game, maintaining possession after a free-position attempt.

Philbrick won the draw after her goal and Hamilton ran out the clock.

Hendry, Cuddy and Fletcher each scored two goals. They each scored a first-half goal as Hamilton took a 3-2 lead 10:07 into play before the Ephs ran off six straight goals. Wollmers scored three times in the stretch and Jenna Chodos contributed a pair of goals.

Philbrick finished with three ground balls and two draw controls and caused a team-leading three turnovers.

Pooley won four draws and Cuddy picked up a team-best four ground balls.

Hannah Rubin '17 earned the win in goal, making four saves while playing the second half. Hannah Burrall '19 stopped six shots in the opening period.

Margaret Draper finished with 10 saves for Williams. Chodos collected five ground balls, four draw controls and three caused turnovers.

The Continentals continue their four-game road trip Saturday with a noon game at NESCAC rival Connecticut College.