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Tobin's late tying score not enough for women's soccer

Tina Tobin '12 netted her third goal in the past two games.

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Bates College sophomore Tina Tobin's goal tied the game at 1-1 with only 2:46 left in regulation, but the host Williams College Ephs got their lead back with 26 seconds left for a 2-1 NESCAC women's soccer victory on Saturday. It was the closest margin of victory the Ephs (9-0, 5-0 NESCAC) have had this season.

Tobin (Lowell, Mass.) scored her third goal in the past two games to stun the Ephs, who controlled the game in great part, to the tune of a 33-4 overall shot advantage. Tobin played up front for the whole game, typically contested by two or three Ephs defenders. The Bobcats forward found herself one-on-one outside of the 18-yard box in center field, and got a shot off that sailed to the top left corner over a leaping Ephs keeper.

But Bridget Gallagher's unassisted tally 140 seconds later kept the Ephs' unblemished record intact. Brett Eisenhart laced a shot to the right corner of the net.  Bates sophomore goalie Annie Burns (Topsfield, Mass.) dove to stop it, managed to halt it for a moment, but the ball came loose behind her.  Gallagher, positioned on the right post, tapped the loose ball in to put the Ephs ahead, 2-1.

Bates dips to 3-5-1 overall and 1-4-0 in the conference. The Bobcats will stay in Western Massachusetts and play at Amherst College tomorrow in another NESCAC contest at 2 p.m.

Williams took a 1-0 lead in the 19th minute as Sara Wild scored off a double-assist by Brett Eisenhart and Annie Neil.

Burns made 11 saves in net, while the Ephs' Julia Schreiber and Lauren Sinnenburg split time in net and registered no saves between them.

STATS: Williams 2, Bates 1