The second-seeded Amherst Purple & White erased a 1-0 halftime deficit behind two second half goals from Rubii Tamen and Emily Hester to earn a 2-1 victory over No. 4 Trinity and win the 2016 NESCAC Women's Soccer Championship.
Amherst, the second seed, used a pair of second half goals to dispatch third-seeded Middlebury, 2-0 in the NESCAC Semifinals. The Purple & White will face No. 4 Trinity in the NESCAC Championship game on Sunday.
The higher seeds all advanced in the NESCAC Women’s Soccer Championship, and Williams will maintain home field advantage in its quest toward its eighth conference crown. The top-seeded Ephs will host No. 4 Trinity when Saturday’s semifinal schedule gets underway at 11 a.m. Second-seeded Amherst and third-seeded Middlebury square off at 1:30 p.m. Advancing teams will battle for the NESCAC championship on Sunday at noon with an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament up for grabs
The second-seeded Amherst women's soccer team scored four goals in the second half, and four different players found the back of the net, as the Purple & White secured a 6-1 victory over eighth-seeded Connecticut College in Saturday's NESCAC Quarterfinal tilt at Hitchcock Field.
Sophomore Taylor Kirchgessner fired a shot off her left foot and placed it just inside the left post to put the Bantams up, 1-0, a lead they would not relinquish as the No. 4 seed Trinity College women's soccer team defeated the No. 5 seed Tufts University Jumbos on Saturday afternoon in a NESCAC Quarterfinal matchup in Hartford
The Middlebury women’s soccer team advanced to the NESCAC Semifinals after a 2-1 win over sixth-seeded Bowdoin (9-6-1) on Dragone Field. The third-seeded Panthers (13-3) will face second-seeded Amherst at Williams next Saturday, November 5.
Williams marched through the conference schedule to earn the top seed throughout the 2016 NESCAC Women’s Soccer Championship for the third consecutive year. The Ephs secured the No. 1 seed on Tuesday following a 1-0 victory over Middlebury in the regular-season finale. Quarterfinal action gets underway on Saturday, October 29 with Williams, Amherst, Middlebury, and Trinity hosting the opening rounds. The highest remaining seed following Saturday’s action will host the semifinals and final on November 5-6.