Nationally ranked No. 19 Hamilton College fell 4-1 to the 11th-ranked hosts Skidmore College in a Liberty League game at Thoroughbred Field in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on Oct. 10.
Hamilton, Skidmore and St. Lawrence University are all tied for first place in the league standings at 4-1 with two league games remaining.
Skidmore (8-3 overall) got on the scoreboard first just 2 minutes, 30 seconds into the first half. The Thoroughbreds made it a 2-0 game in the 22nd minute, and extended their lead to 3-0 in the 27th minute.
The Continentals tried to rally in the second half. Mary Lancaster ‘12 scored her fourth goal of the season off a penalty corner. Colleen Callaghan ’11 was credited with the assist. Callaghan is now tied for second on Hamilton’s career list with 22 assists. She also leads the team this season with five assists and 19 points.
Skidmore responded in the 57th minute with its final goal. Courtney DeMaria ‘10 finished with seven saves for Hamilton. Skidmore held a 17-12 advantage in shots, and a 13-9 edge in penalty corners.
The Continentals return to action on Thursday, Oct. 15, when they travel to Williams College for a non-conference game at 6 p.m.