Friday, December 6, 2019
Hamilton (3-3-0, 1-3-0 NESCAC) – 5
Morrisville (4-5-1, 3-2-1 NEWHL) – 1
Hamilton’s Michaela Giuttari recorded the first hat trick of her collegiate career as the Continentals defeated the Mustangs 5-1 Friday afternoon. The two teams faced-off one week ago, Hamilton also won that game 6-0.
Morrisville opened the scoring 3:50 into the first. Madalyn Box intercepted a Hamilton clearing attempt and fired a slap shot straight down the center that went directly into the back of the net. It was the only goal Sammy Johnson (16 saves) would allow.
With 58 seconds left in the period Hamilton, Giuttari scored her first of three goals to even the score. She stole the puck from a Morrisville forward attempting to clear the zone and rushed up the right side before burying a shot into the top right corner.
Maura Holden fed a pass to Giuttari who skated to the slot and fired a bar down shot for a 2-1 lead. The goal came 1:11 into the second period. Hamilton converted on a power play at the 13:43 mark to gain a two-goal advantage. Missy Segall put home a Kate Piazenza shot for the score.
Guittari capped off the hat trick at 4:48 of the third period. She stole the puck in her defensive zone and rushed up the right side of the ice. She cut to the middle, deked Mustang goalie Sissy Harman (37 saves) and tapped the puck over the goal line. Segall picked up her team high fifth assist on the goal. Four minutes later Hamilton scored their final goal of the game when Segall knocked a loose puck past Harman.
Morrisville returns to action the weekend of January 3rd when they travel to Neumann University for a weekend series.
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Hamilton (4-3-0, 1-3-0 NESCAC) – 6
SUNY Potsdam (4-6-0, 3-5-0 NEWHL) – 1
Hamilton College defeated the SUNY Potsdam bears on the heels of a Kelli Mackey hat-trick to wrap up the fall semester. Hamilton has outscored opponents 17-2 in their last three games.
Mackey scored her first goal only 59 seconds into the game when she picked up a Maddie Hong rebound and fired it over the Bears goaltender. Mackey scored again three minutes later following a Potsdam turnover. Mackey fired the puck into the lower left corner of the net.
The Continentals lead grew from 2-0 to 5-0 in the second period. Giuttari netted her fourth goal in the last two games with the help of Hyla Mosher. Jess Haviland found Piacenza for a power-play goal at 7:53 to extend the lead to 4-0 at the 4:59 mark. Mackey scored her hat-trick goal at 12:44 of the second with assists going to Allie Curry and Timary Malley. Potsdam spoiled the shutout with 3:02 remaining in the second. Sidney Molnar finished the game with 23 saves. Mya Berretta concluded the scoring with her tenth career goal 2:01 into the third period.
Hamilton wrapped up its fall semester and will hit the ice on January 4th & 5th with a two-game series against Endicott College.