Wesleyan University’s Go Uemura scored 1:15 into the sudden-victory overtime period and lifted the Cardinals to a 4-3 NESCAC win against the Hamilton College Continentals at Wesleyan’s Spurrier-Snyder Rink on Friday night.
Hamilton’s record dipped to 2-2-0 overall and 1-1 in the conference. The Continentals held a 28-22 shot advantage and won 45 of 62 faceoffs. Hamilton travels to nationally ranked No. 10 Trinity College for another NESCAC game on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m.
The Cardinals improved their record to 2-3-1 overall and 2-0-1 in the conference. Emmet Powell led Wesleyan’s offense with two goals and an assist and Colin Cobb added two helpers. Tyler Levine blocked four shots and Erik Voloshin made 25 saves.
Fred Allaire ’23 won 13 of 16 faceoffs for the Continentals. Joey Moore ’22 took 9 of 13 and Scott McKenzie ’25 won 8 of 10. Sean Storr ’22 turned away 18 shots.
Matt Gellerman ’24 gave Hamilton an early lead just 1:18 into the first period with his team-leading third goal. Cade Groton ’23 and Sam MacBean ’23 had the assists. Groton beat Voloshin to the puck before he quickly wrapped a pass from behind the net to Gellerman. MacBean picked up his first career point. Powell tied the score with 6:47 left in the period.
Allaire put the Continentals back in front at 2:25 of the second period with a power-play goal. Allaire, who already three assists this season, scored his first goal. He took the puck the length of the ice and delivered a rocket over Voloshin’s shoulder. Matt Zandi drew the Cardinals even again 2:07 later and Powell gave them their first lead with 2:18 remaining in the second.
Hamilton had a 5-on-3 opportunity for the last 39 seconds of the second period and the first 1:21 of the third. The Continentals took six shots but only one was on goal and four were blocked. Jordi Jefferson ’22 tied the score with his 19th career goal while the teams were skating four-on-four 4:17 into the third.