No. 6 Tufts Scores 12 Unanswered to Run by Hamilton

Hamilton played its final home game of the season Saturday, losing 18-3 to sixth-ranked Tufts in a NESCAC game at Steuben Field. The Continentals (3-8, 0-7 NESCAC) scored the first goal of the second quarter to pull to within 4-1 before the Jumbos (8-2, 5-1 NESCAC) ran off 12 straight goals.

John Uppgren led Tufts with eight points; he scored seven of the Jumbos' first 12 goals, including six in the first half. Cole Bailey '15 finished with five points on two goals and three assists and Peter Gill '15 scored a pair of goals. Eight Jumbos contributed one goal, including Beau Wood '14, who assisted on two scores.

Bryan Hopper '14 scored Hamilton's first goal and assisted on the Continentals' final score. Joe Ricciuti '16 and John Zimmerman '15 both scored a goal each.

Patton Watkins '14 made five saves in goal for Tufts, holding the Continentals scoreless in both the first and third quarters. The Jumbos outshot Hamilton 52-26. Alex Salazar '16 (three saves) and Brian Droesch '15 (one) split time in the fourth quarter.

Tufts' Conor Helfrich '16, who won 11 of 17 face-offs, led all players with seven ground balls. Chris Schoenhut '15 picked up six and Garrett Read '15 added four. Schoenhut and Read both caused a pair of turnovers.

Will Driscoll '15 made 14 saves in the Continental net and led Hamilton with a career-best six ground balls. Ricciuti and Sellers Garrett '16 both picked up a career-high five. Dylan Lahey '15 collected four ground balls and matched a personal-high with a team-leading four caused turnovers.

Hamilton returns to action Tuesday, traveling to Williams for a 4:30 p.m. NESCAC game. The Jumbos host Endicott, ranked 16th nationally Tuesday night.

2014-04-05



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