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William Smith suffers 2-0 loss at #25 Hamilton

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  • Kyle Evans 

The William Smith College field hockey team fell 2-0 to nationally-ranked Hamilton College this evening in a nonconference matchup on Goodfriend Field. The Herons fall to 10-7 (5-2 Liberty League) overall while the Continentals move to 8-7 (3-7 NESCAC) on the season.

Hamilton outshot William Smith 15-4 through 60 minutes of play and held an 8-3 edge in shots on target. The Continentals also held a 7-2 advantage in penalty corner opportunities.

Junior Rebecca Mantione led the Herons with two shots in the contest, landing one on target. Senior Sofia Pattillo and junior Hannah Huston tallied one shot on goal each.

MATCH MOMENTS:

  • Hamilton came out strong offensively in the opening quarter, firing off eight shots compared to the Herons’ one. The Continentals tallied three penalty corners and used its last one of the quarter to break the deadlock.
  • The Continentals were awarded a penalty corner with time expiring in the opening quarter. The ball was inserted and caused a scramble in front of the cage before Sammy Higgins poked the ball past Foster to give the Continentals a 1-0 lead to end the period.
  • Hamilton doubled its lead just 4:14 into the second quarter after being awarded another penalty corner. Alana King buried a shot after another scramble in front of cage to give the Continentals a 2-0 lead. Hannah Dillon was credited with the assist.
  • The second half saw most of the games action played in the midfield with both teams fighting for possession. Hamilton outshot William Smith 6-3 in the second half and kept the Herons off the board to close out the 2-0 victory.
  • Senior Brittany Foster played all 60 minutes in goal for William Smith, registering a season-high five saves on the night. She is now 3-3 on the season.

UP NEXT:

William Smith will be back in action Saturday, Oct. 28, when it heads to SUNY Oswego for a nonconference matchup and regular-season finale. Action between the Herons and the Lakers is set for 11 a.m.