WILLIAMSBURG — Below is a roundup of this past weekend in the William & Mary sports world:
The Tribe Football team packed up their bags on Sept. 18 with a 27-7 away win against their opponents at Colgate. W&M put on another strong defensive performance keeping Colgate off the scoreboard until the 4th quarter when Raiders’ Harry Kirk was able to break away for a 23-yard touchdown run. The kick after Kirk’s 4th quarter touchdown was good by Jacob Jaworski and that would be the last points on the board for Colgate before the game ended.
W&M arrived at the field ready to go to work as they scored the only touchdowns of the game during the first and second quarters.
Donavyn Lester set the tone early with a big-time 74-yard touchdown run. Tribe Kicker Ethan Chang’s field goal attempt was good and put the exclamation mark on that 2 play 80-yard drive.
Darius Wilson was able to find his way into the endzone with a 5-yard touchdown run to capitalize on an 8 play 83-yard drive. After another successful Chang kick, the first quarter would close out at 14-0.
W&M’s offensive side was able to set up Chang with a 37-yard field goal attempt in the third quarter to put up the only points contributed from both sides. The same offensive effort continued in the 4th quarter and they were able to set Chang again in another solid distance from 30 yards out. Chang ended up successfully tallying another 3 point field goal making the score 27-7 to clock out the game.
Defensively, Linebacker Trey Watkins had two solo tackles and ended the night with a team-high seven tackles.
Defensive lineman Nate Lynn had two sacks out of 4 made by the team during the game. W&M now has a grand total of 10 sacks in its past two games.
The Tribe’s next game will be on Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. at Elon.
One goal made the difference in W&M’s Sept. 18 loss against Northeastern. The Huskies were able to find the back of the net on two key set-pieces that made all the difference.
The first goal of the night was made by Northeastern’s Soren Llsoe. The play was orchestrated by Andres Torrealba who sent the ball to the penalty area on a free-kick. Llsoe was there to connect for a header that made its way over Tribe goalkeeper Will Stack and into the left corner of the goal from 10 yards out.
In the second half, the Tribe was able to land a penalty shot when Diba Nwegbo was pulled down by a Huskie defender. Alexander Levengood, a Junior classmate of Nwegbo, stepped up to take the successful penalty shot which leveled the score 1-1 at the 59th minute of the game.
Llsoe was able to create an answer for the Tribes penalty. Close to 8 minutes after the equalizer, Llsoe was able to find the back of the net again. He tallied up his second goal of the night when he was assisted by teammate Federico Tellez.
The final score would be 2-1, with the Huskies taking home the win.
The Tribe’s next game is Sept. 21 at home against Virginia Tech at 7 p.m.
W&M’s women’s soccer team suffered a tough 6-0 loss against the 12th ranked Georgetown on Sept. 18.
Georgetown managed to find the back of the net early from a corner kick around the two-minute mark. Maya Fernandez Powell sent it from the corner to Daisy Cleverly who was able to head it into the left side of the net.
The score would remain 1-0 until the 44 min of the game when Tatum Lenain scored from the right side of the box. Lenain was assisted by Eliza Turner to close out the first half at 2-0.
The second half was when the goals truly stacked up for the visiting Hoyas. Georgetown’s Gia Vicari scored twice. Her first was around the 52nd minute of the game with an assist by teammate Devon Lis. Her second was only about 5 minutes later with an assist by Julia Leas. The score turned to 4-0.
Hoya’s Cyanne Doyle added the fifth goal of the game assisted by Vicari and Jenna Royson.
Finally, Georgetown’s Maya Fernandez Powell added the final goal in the 85th minute with a successful penalty kick.
The Tribe’s next game is on Sept. 26 away at Charleston at 12 p.m.
Men’s Cross Country
The W&M men’s cross country team ended placing two of their runners among the top 10 and finished third on Sept. 17 at the Virginia Invitational.
The tribe saw strong individual efforts from junior Jacob Jones and sophomore Sam Pritchard. Jones placed ninth in the competition as he covered the 8k course in 24:56.5. His teammate Pritchard was able to finish right behind jones. Pritchard placed 10th with a final overall time of 24.57.5.
Sophomore Tyler Lipps was the third from W&M to finish. Lipps came finished at 14th after he ran for a time of 25:03.7.
Two additional runners who made it into the top 30 were sophomore Patrick North and graduate student Spencer Tsai. North finished 24th at 25:42.6. Tasi claimed 27th and ran for a time of 25:44.0.
W&M men’s cross country team will have two weeks of training before its next event at Paul Short Run on Oct. 1.
1. Navy 31
2. Virginia 38
3. William & Mary 79
4. High Point 80
5. East Carolina 134
6. Norfolk State 174
7. Marshall 211
8. Longwood 242
Women’s Cross Country
Sophomore Kyra Holland placed in the top 10 and W&M’s women’s cross country finished fifth at the Virginia Invitational on Friday.
Holland ran the 5k course in 18 minutes flat to take ninth place.
In total, W&M had three runners finish among the top 40. Freshman Lucy Young was the second member of the Tribe to reach the finish line. Young Crossed the line at 18:51.7 and finished in 30th place. Sophomore Emily Sell finished in 40th place at 19:15.8, and Freshman Annika Griggs came in 43rd at 19:18.2.
W&M women’s cross country team will have two weeks of training before its next even at Paul Short Run on Oct. 1.
1. Virginia 17
2. Navy 48
3. East Carolina 103
4. High Point 109
5. William & Mary 138
6. Maryland 142
7. Marshall 159
8. Longwood 257
9. Norfolk State NTS