A few highlights from the first fall weekend of Eph sports:

  • The women’s soccer juggernaut, which has not lost a regular season game in over two years and is fresh off a final four appearance, may have found a new star in two dominating weekend wins: sophomore Brett Eisenhart scored four goals, including a Sunday hat trick.
  • Speaking of hat tricks and new stars, impressive debut for frosh field hockey player Kelly Nault, who scored all three Eph goals in Saturday’s win over Wesleyan.
  • Eph alumni football coaches continue to post strong early season results: first, Bowling Green nearly upset Missouri.  As Frank Uible reports:  “tonight Dave Clawson’s Bowling Green football team lost, 20-27, to 25th ranked Missouri at Columbia in a tightly contested game. In a related game (for those of you who follow Clawson and why would you be reading this if you didn’t) Tennessee lost to UCLA, 15-19, at Knoxville.”  Kevin Morris, featured in this article (hat tip Ronit), led his UMass squad to a dominating victory over Albany.  And Mike Bajakian’s Central Michigan offense racked up 29 points in a stunning upset over in-state rival Michigan State.  At least one reliable evaluator ranks Bajakian as the best offensive coordinator in the MAC.
  • The highlight of the upcoming week: men’s soccer faces one of Coach Russo’s proteges, Eric Watson ’97, when they host Watson’s SUNY New Paltz squad Tuesday afternoon.  Whenver Eph legend Russo (now in his 31st year, almost all of them enormously successful) retires, Williams will have plenty of his former players to turn to.  In addition to Watson, Erin Sullivan ’96 and Dan Calichman ’90 are also highly successful D-III head coaches.
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