Corner kick lifts Williams past men's soccer
|0:00 - 1st||1||2||T|
|Williams (2-0, 1-0 NESCAC)||0||1||1|
|Bates (1-1, 0-1 NESCAC)||0||0||0|
|2nd - 74:52||Sam Empson (Williams)|
Sam Empson - 1
Sh: Sam Empson - 4
Sv: Andrew Lyons-Berg - 3
Sh: Tyler Dewdney - 3
Sv: Greg Watts - 5
|Shots (on goal)||14 (0)||10 (0)|
|Greg Watts '12 had five saves in his second collegiate start.|
LEWISTON, Maine -- Senior Sam Empson (Washington, D.C.) deposited a corner kick into the far upper corner of the goal in the 75th minute to propel No. 18 Williams College to a 1-0 win over Bates College in NESCAC men's soccer action on Saturday afternoon at Russell Street Field.
The teams squared off in a defensive battle for most of the afternoon, with Williams taking a 14-10 advantage in shots.
Williams goaltenders Andrew Lyons-Berg (Silver Spring, Md.) and Andrew Graham (Northbrook, Ill.) combined for four saves and the shutout.
Bobcats first-year goalkeeper Greg Watts (West Chester, Pa.) turned back five shots.
The Ephs improve to 2-0 (1-0 NESCAC) and the Bobcats fall to 1-1 (0-1 NESCAC).
The Bobcats next play at Amherst in a NESCAC matchup on Sept. 20.