March 13, 2009

Top-ranked Hamilton Dismisses Utica

from staff reports

UTICA, N.Y. - Hamilton College scored five goals in the last seven minutes of the first half and went on to a 17-9 non-league win at nearby Utica College on March 13.

Kaillie Briscoe '09 led all scorers with five goals, and added one assist. Anne Graveley '11 added four goals, an assist, and three draw controls. Sarah Bray '11 tallied three goals, along with a team high six ground balls and five draw controls.

Hamilton improves to 2-0 on the season with the win.

Utica (2-2) struck first and took an early 1-0 lead 3:55 into the game. Liz Rave '10 scored less than two minutes later on a free position to even the score. Briscoe scored the next two goals, both on free positions, to open up a 3-1 lead for the Continentals. Bray added a fourth tally for the visitors with 12:34 to go in the frame.

The Pioneers sliced their deficit to 4-2 at 7:58, but Hamilton reeled off five goals to take a 9-2 lead with 2:50 until halftime. Utica punched in a goal with 1:31 to go for a 9-3 halftime score.

Hamilton outscored Utica, 8-6 in the second frame for the win. Hilary Saverin '10 added two goals. Josie Jones '12 and Kriti Dave '11 tallied one apiece.

Kate Fowler made one save in her 40 minutes of action before Sam Elie took over to make two stops in the final 20 minutes of the game.

Hamilton will travel to San Antonio, Texas for two games during Spring Break. The Continentals will face nationally-ranked No. 2 Salisbury University on Wednesday, March 18 at Trinity University.

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