Archrivals Williams and Amherst Skate to 3-3 Tie

WILLIAMSTOWN, Massachusetts -- At Lansing Chapman Rink tonight, Amherst came from being behind 2-0 and 3-2 to tie the Ephs 3-3 in single overtime. The Lord Jeffs tied theg ame as a result of a hat trick by first-year Gretchen Bowe, who was recently named ECAC Rookie fo the Week.

Williams got on the board first at 9:52 in the first with a goal from senior captain Emmy Starr, who as assisted by Anna Groskin '98. Four minutes late, junior forward Danielle Kunian tallied her first goal of the season by defelecting a shot by Starr past Lord Jeff goalie Sarah Evans.

Despite a combined 25 shots on goal in the second period, neither team could add to their scores. Early in the third, Amherst finally got on the board. At 2:25 Bowe scored for Amherst off a pass from Genny Furst. Bowe struck again at 10:20 with a goal, and was assistsed by Jess Frisch. All of a sudden, it was 2-2, but the Ephs would not let it stay that way for long. Cara Shortsleeve '00, who is the leading scorer for Williams, nailed a high wrist shot past Evans' stick side. She was assisted on the play by classmate Katie Gold, who leads the team in assists, and Julie Rusczek '99, who recently rejoined the team after studying away first semester. At 16:34, Amherst's Bowe scored her third goal unassisted,tying the game at three.

In five scoreless minutes of overtime, each team could only muster two shots on goal, not exactly the offensive flurry of the first three periods. Williams (1-7-1) will play at Wesleyan on Saturday at 7:00pm. Amherst goes to 4-3-1 with tonight's tie and will travel to Connecticut College for a 7:00pm meeting on Saturday.

at Lansing Chapman Rink, Williamstown, Massachusetts
					1	2	3	OT -- F
Amherst (4-3-1, 1-3-1 Alliance)		0	0	3	0  -- 3
Williams (1-7-1, 0-4-1 Alliance)	2	0	1	0  -- 3

Per.	Time	Team	Goal by			Assist(s)
1	9:52	W	Emmy Starr		Amma Groskin
1	13:58	W	Danielle Kunian		Starr
3	2:25	A	Gretchen Bowe		Genny Furst
3	10:20	A	Bowe			Jess Frisch
3	11:05	W	Cara Shortsleeve	Katie Gold, Julie Rusczek
3	16:34	A	Bowe			- None -

Shots on goal	1	2	3	OT -- F
Amherst		11	10	8	2  -- 31
Williams	20	15	11	2  -- 48

Saves: A Sarah Evans 45, W Kate Niederhoffer 28.

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Taken from a Williams College press release