No. 3 Hamilton Trounces Ithaca to Go 11-0

CLINTON, N.Y. -- Audrey Nebergall '10 scored four goals to lead nationally ranked No. 3 Hamilton College to a 15-3 win against Ithaca College in a non-league women's lacrosse game at Hamilton's Steuben Field on April 14.

The Continentals (11-0 overall) have allowed just 19 goals in their last five games. Ithaca (6-4) had its five-game win streak come to an end. The Bombers still lead the all-time series, 15-10, but Hamilton has won the last five meetings.

Nebergall leads the team with 25 goals. Liz Rave '10 chipped in two goals and one assist. Hilary Saverin '10, Anne Graveley '11 and Ashley Allen '12 added two goals each. Sarah Bray '11 was credited with two assists and a game-high six ground balls. Bray leads the Continentals with 27 assists and 42 points. Kate Fowler '10 started in goal and made four saves. Sam Elie '12 relieved Fowler with 19:36 left and stopped both shots she faced.

Kylie McClure '10, Nicole Borisenok '12 and Lauren Fitzgerald '10 scored the goals for Ithaca. Siobhan Sullivan '12 caused two turnovers and picked up three ground balls. Courtney Dowell '10 and Jess Worthman '13 combined to make 15 saves.

Hamilton scored the first five goals and never trailed. Borisenok finally put the Bombers on the scoreboard with 18:55 left in the first half. Nebergall followed 47 seconds later with her fourth goal of the afternoon for a 6-1 lead. The Continentals built leads of 8-1 and 12-2 before Fitzgerald found the back of the net with 22 seconds remaining to pull Ithaca within 12-3 at the break.

Saverin, Allen and Hannah Hoar '13 scored for Hamilton in the second half. The Continentals didn't allow a goal in the final 30 minutes.

Hamilton enjoyed a 39-16 shot advantage and collected 23 ground balls to 13 for the Bombers. Ithaca committed 22 turnovers and was successful on just 12 of 23 clear attempts. The Continentals scored on 5 of 12 free-position shots and the Bombers were 0 for 6.

Hamilton travels to William Smith College for a Liberty League game on Saturday, April 17. Ithaca returns to Empire 8 conference play with a home game against Alfred University on Friday, April 16.


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