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Athletic Results of the Weekend’s Tourneys & Championships

The Men and Women Cross Country teams both won ECAC titles.

Volleyball beat Amherst 3-2 for the NESCAC title.

Women’s Soccer shutout Bowdoin 4-0 for the NESCAC title.

Men’s Soccer lost to Middlebury in the semifinals in penalty kicks. (corrected from earlier)

Field Hockey lost to Bowdoin in the semifinals, 2-1.

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#1 Comment By & On November 4, 2007 @ 4:18 pm

Thanks, Will.

Any chance the Eph NCAA soccer and volleyball games will be broadcast on Teamline, d3cast, or something similar? If you hear anything, please let us know.

I picked up the volleyball after the women’s soccer game ended. The players were gutsy, coming back from some big reversals and managing to keep steady and optimistic. Several of your classmates have had extraordinary runs on the court. Special kudos to the roaring Eph fans who never lost faith and really seemed to help the players rally.

Congratulations. Go Ephs!

#2 Comment By Chotch On November 4, 2007 @ 4:19 pm

Minor correction – Men’s soccer lost to Midd.

The webcasts were quite good. I watched most of the volleyball webcast and the announcers were much better than I had expected.

Congrats to all the Williams teams on great seasons, and best of luck to those participating in the NCAA championships. Could be quite a fun Homecoming weekend if women’s soccer and volleyball are both hosting in addition to the football game.

#3 Comment By Anonymous On November 4, 2007 @ 7:32 pm

The men’s soccer and the field hockey were heartbreakers.

All the teams did us tremendously proud.

#4 Comment By Anonymous On November 4, 2007 @ 8:06 pm

Michelle Rorke ’06 finished 24th in the NYC Marathon today.

#5 Comment By Anonymous On November 4, 2007 @ 8:10 pm

Jocks… who needs em… TIPs suck! lol.

#6 Comment By Anonymous On November 4, 2007 @ 9:18 pm

Great thanks to all EPHS.
We all love the effort you put out.

Go Williams!

#7 Comment By Diana On November 4, 2007 @ 9:31 pm

Since when is Williams Athletics at williams.prestosports.com? I don’t know if I like this outsourcing trend. http://www.williams.edu/athletics was kind of clunky, but at least it was maintained by Williams.

Tomorrow I will post an update on all of the Olympic marathoning Ephs — surprisingly, Michelle Rorke is not the only one.

#8 Comment By jock-lover On November 4, 2007 @ 10:23 pm

Hey Nerd at 8:10!

Nerds get tipped too, kinda…..duh……

I mean….. who really wants another nerd around…except for a
nerd-lovin nerd on the Admissions board…

(Just kiddin..I can tell you are really a jock-lover too.)

#9 Comment By Will Slack ’11 On November 4, 2007 @ 10:46 pm

Diana, I think the website is still maintained by Williams (al content from us). It’s just hosted on a system from the company, so that we don’t have to hire a website designer for athletics for a good site.

#10 Comment By Anonymous On November 5, 2007 @ 12:57 am

Related to Rorke’s impressive performance at the NYC Marathon, Marzuki Stevens (’96 I think) finished 70th in the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials for men on Saturday in 2:25:18.

#11 Comment By & On November 5, 2007 @ 10:02 am


Volleyball regionals will be played at MIT this week. The brackets are out on the NCAA site, but not the times, so all we know is that the games will be sometime during Nov. 8-10. Williams starts off playing Eastern Connecticut. Amherst got a bid and is in the same bracket. If both win their first round, they face each other in the second round.

Volleyball is fast-paced, very physical and dramatic, and fun to watch. The broadcast announcer yesterday kept mentioning how fired up the Williams fans were, rocking the stands by stomping their feet and really helping to keep the team’s energy up. I hope a lot of you will be able to go over to the Institute and support the team.

Watch the Williams sports info page for times and dates.

#12 Comment By Anonymous On November 5, 2007 @ 10:26 am

Before they get lost, here are some club results from another thread:

“And what’s happening with men’s rugby and other club sports?”

Final Standings for Men’s Club Water Polo following the New England Division Championship hosted by Middlebury last weekend (Oct. 27-28):
1st Midd
2nd BC
3rd Williams
4th Yale
5th Dartmouth
6th Wesleyan
7th BU
8th UMass-Amherst

Posted by: at November 3, 2007 11:38 PM

Sorry for the delay– women’s rugby lost a tightly contested match to Norwich University. Their last game with NU went 60-7 in NU’s favor, but this weekend went 38-7. The third place game against UConn was also a loss, 40-31(ish). The WWRFC played with some injuries and a shortened squad, but took 4th place in NERFU (new england rugby football union).

As for the men’s I know they are playing AmHerst next saturday (yes, homecoming!) at 1pm. If you plan on checking out football, feel free to check out padless, helmet-free football down on Colefield. (past the soccer field). Best of luck!

Posted by: A Flanker at November 4, 2007 08:41 PM

Good luck to men’s rugby. Beat Amherst!

Thank you for checking in with news of water polo and women’s rugby.
Any other fall club results? Any links to club websites that regularly carry updated results?

Are there websites for winter club sports that Ephs can check for schedules and results?

#13 Comment By Anonymous On November 5, 2007 @ 11:56 am

Nice news for the men of Williams soccer, who had a tough weekend at NESCACs: it looks like they’ve been awarded an NCAA berth. They deserve it. Good luck, guys!

#14 Comment By Anonymous On November 5, 2007 @ 12:18 pm

First Round, NCAA Tournament

11/8/07 6:00 PM Thursday

Ephs v. Eastern Conn. St.

Go Ephs!

#15 Comment By Jeff Z. On November 5, 2007 @ 1:38 pm

Great fall for Williams sports, three nescac championships (men’s xc, women’s soccer and volleyball), I believe no other NESCAC school has caputured more than one championship to date (Midd, Amherst, Bowdoin each have one.

Should be a great sports weekend in Williamstown with women hosting NCAA soccer regionals and of course homecoming football vs. amherst.

Looks like Williams is off and running for another sears cup …

#16 Comment By Anonymous On November 5, 2007 @ 2:15 pm

That may be a reason visitors or misfits crap on Williams when they have the opportunity (late at night) — they resent the Williams elan (and that they’ll never be a part of it).

#17 Comment By frank uible On November 5, 2007 @ 2:56 pm

Of course they will never be a part of any such elan. To have true elan of any sort one must be indifferent to it. Incidentally the kickoff to this coming Saturday’s Williams/Amherst football game will occur at noon, not 1:00 pm – wouldn’t want anyone to miss most of the first half if he doesn’t desire to do so!

#18 Comment By frosh mom On November 5, 2007 @ 3:28 pm

I was there for the Williams/Hamilton game…in pouring rain. It was a pretty good turnout considering the weather, and the fact that the Williams bleachers had very little roof!!!

Much to the chagrin of our frosh, we sat on the sheltered side…with Hamilton. Most of the parents did.

Don’t know much about football, but it looked pretty impressive. I was surprised at the size of the kids…they didn’t look that big.