Bradley '19 scores three again in No. 24 women's lacrosse setback

Tatiana Bradley '19 (Josh McKee photo)
Tatiana Bradley '19 (Josh McKee photo)

Williams College scored six of the first eight goals in the second half and the Ephs held on down the stretch for a 13-10 NESCAC victory against the nationally ranked No. 24 Hamilton College Continentals at Williams' Farley-Lamb Field on Wednesday evening.

Hamilton's Tatiana Bradley '19 tied a career high with three goals for the third time in the last five games. Bradley is second on the team with 15 tallies. Eva Abel '22 and Skyler Simson '20 scored two goals apiece, Olivia Seymour '22 chipped in a goal and an assist, and Honor Gabriel '21 was credited with three helpers. Kara Pooley '19 had two assists and leads the conference with 18 and tops the Continentals with 30 points.

Pooley added four draw controls and two caused turnovers. Tessa Ryan '21 notched her team-high 16th goal and added three ground balls, three draw controls and two caused turnovers. Hannah Burrall '19 made nine saves and caused three turnovers. Hamilton held a 13-11 edge in draws.

Emma TenBarge led the Ephs with three goals and seven draw controls. Meghan Halloran boasted two goals, an assist, six ground balls and four caused turnovers. Kara Wollmers registered two goals and an assist and Sophia Millay found the back of the net twice. Claire Fitzpatrick contributed a pair of goals, seven ground balls and four caused turnovers. Jessie Hem scooped up five ground balls and Kami Cisneros recorded eight of her 12 stops in the second half.

Bradley gave the Continentals (4-6, 1-6 NESCAC) their only lead just 17 seconds into the first half after Pooley won the opening draw. Williams scored the next three goals but Hamilton drew even at 3-3 with 15:14 left after goals by Bradley and Simson.

Chloe Heiting put the Ephs (6-5, 2-5) in front for good 59 seconds later, and Fitzpatrick made it a two-goal cushion with 6:33 remaining. Pooley's high feed found Lauren Hamilton '22 for a one-timer and her 13th goal, and it was 5-4 with 3:04 to go. Halloran scored with 1:29 left and Williams took a 6-4 lead into the break.

Millay scored twice in the opening 96 seconds of the second half and the Ephs had some breathing room at 8-4. The Continentals clawed back to within two goals with 21:18 remaining after Pooley passed to Simson for a score and Seymour converted a free-position shot.

Williams ran off the next four goals and built a comfortable 12-6 advantage with 11:21 to go. Hamilton made the Ephs squirm with three goals in a span of 2:29 as the Continentals cut their deficit in half at 12-9. Ryan scored a free-position goal, Abel added two tallies and Hamilton was within three with 8:05 left. Unfortunately for the Continentals, they didn't score again until Bradley beat the final horn by fractions of a second. Cisneros turned away four shots and Hamilton had four free-position shots in the final six minutes.

The Continentals travel to Connecticut College (3-9, 0-8) for another NESCAC game on Saturday, April 13 at 1 p.m.