Nationally ranked No. 19 Hamilton College defeated host Union College, 2-1, in a Liberty League game at College Park on Oct. 9.
Hamilton (6-2 overall, 4-0 Liberty) earned its first win over Union (5-5, 2-2) since 2004. The Continentals are outscoring opponents 16-5 after halftime this season.
After a scoreless first half, Hamilton broke the ice in the 42nd minute when Mary Lancaster '12 passed from the right side of the cage to Holly Rodiger '11, who scored her first goal of the season from seven yards out.
Just 2 minutes, 24 seconds later, Sarah Flisnik '12 sent a pass through a crowd in front of the goal to Carly Andrascik '11, who scored into the right corner of the cage for her second goal of the season. Union pulled to within one -- scoring off a corner -- but it came with just 1:01 remaining in the second half.
Courtney DeMaria '10 finished with six saves, including five in the first half alone. Union held a slight advantage in shots, 14-10. The Dutchwomen also led in penalty corners with seven while the Continentals took five.
Hamilton plays again Saturday, Oct. 10, when they travel to nationally ranked Skidmore College in a showdown for first place in the league at 2 p.m.