Hamilton Women Split Home Series Against Bowdoin

Friday, January 10, 2020

Bowdoin (4-5-2, 2-3-0 NESCAC) – 1
Hamilton (6-5-0, 2-3-0 NESCAC) – 2

The Continentals scored twice in the first period and goaltender Gab Venne made 17 saves en route to the teams second conference victory of the season. Hamilton out-shot the Polar Bears 36-18.

Hamilton took a 1-0 lead with a power-play goal at the 9:08 mark of the first period. Jess Haviland re-directed a Kelli Mackey point shot that was stopped by the Bowdoin goalie. Hyla Mosher was standing on the doorstep and was able to tap in the loose puck for her second goal of the season.

Bowdoin tied the score with a power-play goal of their own with 4:08 left in the period. A one-timed slap shot from the right face-off circle was tipped on it’s way to the net and beat Venne. Maura Holden regained the Continentals lead with the first goal of her career with 2:01 remaining in the first. Emily Walther played the puck off the boards up to Maddie Beitler who fed it to Holden at center ice. Holden carried the puck into the offensive zone and let a wrist shot fly from the right face-off circle. The puck squeaked through the five-hole of the Polar Bears goalie.

No goals were scored in the second of third period, but Missy Segall did hit the crossbar early in the second period. Bowdoin also hit the post with less than five minutes to play in the game.

BOX SCORE

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Bowdoin (5-5-2, 3-3-0 NESCAC) – 4
Hamilton (6-6-0, 2-4-0 NESCAC) – 3

Hamilton held a 48-26 shot advantage, but fell 4-3 following a Bowdoin goal with 2:01 left in the third period. Bowdoin led 2-0 and 3-2 at different points in the game.

Michaela Giuttari recorded her third three-point game of the season with a goal and two assists for the home team. She leads the team with nine assists and 14 points. Segall added two assists and Venne finished with 22 saves.

The Polar Bears went ahead 2-0 on goals with 7:39 and 5:38 remaining in the first period. Haviland cut the deficit in half with a power-play goal at 5:32 of the second period. Giuttari whacked the puck towards the net where Haviland was waiting in front of the crease and flipped it into the net.

Hamiltons Mosher scored the tying goal with 7:32 left in the second period when she capitalized on a rebound following a Segall wrist shot. Bowdoin went ahead 3-2 at 7:29 of the thr period before Giuttari tied the score again with 5:53 left. She broke into the offensive zone, outraced a defender before deking the other and sending a shot that beat the Polar Bears goalie low to her glove side.

Following the Bowdoin go-ahead goal with two minutes remaining Venne skated to the bench for an extra attacker. The Continentals fired three shots on net, but could not find the equalizer.

BOX SCORE

TOP PERFORMERS

Michaela Giuttari - 1 Goal, 2 Assists
Hyla Mosher - 2 Goals
Jess Haviland - 1 Goal, 1 Assist

Hamilton hosts Trinity College this Friday (7pm) and Saturday (3pm) in a pair of NESCAC games.

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