No. 18 field hockey rides hot start to NESCAC win over Colby

Hamilton College scored 3 targets within the first quarter and the Continentals went on to a 3-1 NESCAC win in opposition to the Colby College Mules at Hamilton’s Goodfriend Field on Sunday afternoon.
Season Update
The nationally ranked No. 18 Continentals advanced to 8-3 general and 4-3 within the convention with their 5th immediately win. Colby dipped to 5-6 general and 1-6 within the NESCAC.
How It Happened

  • Hamilton wasted little time in taking the lead. Hannah Dillon ’24 despatched a centering cross to Tracey Stafford ’23 from the suitable aspect and Stafford scored simply 63 seconds into the primary quarter.
  • Lilly Truchon ’26 made it 2-0 with 8:35 left within the first. Stafford had the ball at the proper aspect and attempted to slip the centering cross in entrance to Truchon. Goalkeeper Emily Loeb deflected Stafford’s cross and the ball popped immediately up into the air. The ball bounced and Truchon batted it into the again of the cage from shut vary.
  • The Continentals tallied a back-breaker with one 2d ultimate within the quarter. Dillon had the ball close to the tip line at the proper aspect and attached with Stafford, who was once close to the suitable publish. Stafford one-timed a sweeping shot that simply slightly beat the clock into the left aspect of the cage.
  • The Mules fought again two mins into the second one quarter. Hig Sevigny drove to the cage from the suitable aspect and took a shot that was once kicked away by way of Abby Griffin ’26. Casey Winslow pounced at the free ball and smacked it into the cage.
  • Colby just about lower its deficit to one past due within the 3rd quarter. Following a penalty nook, Kaitlyn Smith took a shot from the left wing that was once headed inside of the suitable publish, however Grace Cooper ’24 was once at the function line and knocked the ball away.
  • The Mules have been awarded two penalty corners and took two pictures within the ultimate 1:15 of the fourth quarter, however Griffin and the Hamilton protection put down the danger.


  • Stafford has 5 targets within the remaining 5 video games and leads the Continentals with seven targets and 15 issues.
  • Truchon scored her 5th function and has 5 issues within the remaining 3 contests.
  • Dillon has a team-high six assists this 12 months and 10 in her Hamilton profession.
  • Cooper recorded the second one defensive save of her profession with the Continentals.
  • Griffin made two saves and decreased her targets in opposition to moderate to 1.44 in 667 mins.
  • Loeb stopped 5 pictures for Colby.
  • Hamilton held a 15-5 shot merit whilst the Mules doubled up the Continentals in penalty corners, 6-3.
  • Hamilton has outscored its remaining 5 fighters 15-5.
  • The Continentals have received 5 in a row for the primary time because the finish of the 2019 season.

Next Game
Hamilton performs NESCAC foe Bowdoin College (7-4, 2-4) in Maine on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 11 a.m.

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