Hamilton Finishes with a 10-2 Run to Defeat Skidmore

Hamilton evened its record at 3-3 with a 15-7 win at Skidmore Tuesday. The Continentals, ranked 20th in the latest coaches' poll, scored 10 of the game's last 12 goals after the host Thoroughbreds (1-4) tied the score early in the second half.

Kathryn Maiorano '14 led Hamilton with a career-best five goals including three in the second-half explosion and Katie D'Antonio '14 finished with six points on three goals and three assists.

After the Continentals scored the game's first two goals, they held the lead until Skidmore tied the score at 5-5 on a goal by Tyler Phillips '17 40 seconds into the second period. Goals by Maiorano, D'Antonio and Margaret Gabriel '16 in a span of 1:39 to break the deadlock.

Gabriel netted three goals and Emily Brodsky '14 collected three points (one goal and two assists) to raise her season total to a team-high 15.

Taylor Ryan '17 put Hamilton on the board 47 seconds in; she added the first two assists of her career. Nora Klemmer '17 and Hannah Withiam '16 also picked up their first collegiate assists.

Phillips led Skidmore with four goals and an assist. Spencer Morgan '15 scored a pair of goals and picked up five ground balls. Megan Kolopsky '17 stopped four shots in each half.

Ryan and Annie Pooley '16 paced the Continentals with career-best totals of five ground balls. Gabriel added four. Alice Grant '14 caused a team-leading four caused turnovers; she and Ryan, who finished with three, both posted personal-high totals. Kari Koga '15 recorded six saves to win her second straight decision.

D'Antonio's three goals raised her season total to 10 matching Brodsky and Maiorano for the team lead and her career tally to 96.

The Continentals play their first home game in 19 days Thursday, hosting SUNY Oneonta in a 4:00 p.m. non-league game. Skidmore opens Liberty League play Friday with a 4:00 p.m. game at Vassar.

2014-03-25



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