CLINTON, N.Y. — Four Hamilton College seniors scored all the goals in the Continentals’ 4-1 NESCAC win against the Williams College Ephs at Hamilton’s Russell Sage Rink on Saturday afternoon.
The nationally ranked No. 6 Continentals (11-3-0, 6-2 NESCAC) rebounded nicely from Friday’s 1-0 loss to Williams and have won nine of their last 10 games. The Ephs dropped to 8-6-0 overall and 3-5 in the conference.
How It Happened
Maddie Tix gave Williams the lead on the Ephs’ first shot on goal at 6:23 of the first period. Nancy Loh ’23 tied the score on assists by Emily Ferguson ’24 and Claire McGennis ’24 at 9:34 of the first. Mya Berretta ’23 put Hamilton in front during a delayed penalty call 7:26 into the second period on assists by Allie Curry ’23 and Abby Smith ’24. A Williams player was sent to the box for interference and the Continentals capitalized with a power-play goal at 9:05 of the second on a shot from the point by Abby Kuhns ’23. Maura Holden ’23 and Maddie Hong ’23 had the assists. The Ephs pulled their goaltender with a little less than four minutes left in the third period, but Hyla Mosher ’23 sealed the win with 2:10 remaining when she forced a turnover near center ice, skated into the offensive zone and scored into the empty net.
Cate Gallagher ’26 made 14 saves in her second start at Hamilton. Berretta leads the team with 11 points on six goals and five assists. Loh tallied her team-leading ninth goal, and her and Kuhns are tied for second with 10 points. McGennis tops the team with eight helpers. Williams was 0-for-3 on the power play. The Continentals have surrendered just one power-play goal this season. Hamilton dominated the action with a 42-15 shot advantage, including 22-3 in the second period. Erin Pye stopped 38 shots for the Ephs, one day after she shut out the Continentals. Hamilton has allowed a total of three goals in its last five games.
The Continentals are at SUNY Cortland (11-3-0 overall) for a non-conference contest on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 2 p.m.