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Liberty League women's soccer tournament preview

Contact Jim Taylor 315-859-4685
Posted November 2, 2010
Tags Women's Soccer

Hamilton College travels to Vassar College for a 2010 Liberty League women's soccer tournament semifinal game on Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 2:30 p.m.

Live statistics will be available. Hamilton (9-2-3 overall) tied for third in the league standings and is the No. 3 seed in the tournament. The Continentals are ranked sixth in the East Region by the NCAA. Vassar (11-5-1) is the No. 2 seed in the tournament.

The other semifinal matches top seed William Smith College and No. 4 seed Skidmore College at 2:30 on Wednesday as well. The semifinal winners will play for the championship at the site of the highest remaining seed on Saturday, Nov. 6.

Hamilton is making its eighth appearance in the tournament, and is aiming for its second title. The Continentals played in the 2009 championship, but lost to William Smith. Hamilton is 2-0-1 this year against the other three teams in the tournament. The Continentals defeated Vassar 3-1 at home on Love Field on Oct. 9.

The Brewers will play their first league tournament game in program history on Wednesday. Vassar is 5-1-1 at home this year, including 3-0-0 in league play. The Brewers own just one win in 13 tries against Hamilton.

A capsule look at each team can be found below.

No. 2 seed VASSAR COLLEGE
Overall record
: 11-5-1
League record (finish): 5-2-0 (2nd place)
Head coach: Richard Moller, fifth year at Vassar, 45-33-4
League tournament appearances: First
League tournament titles: None
League tournament record: 0-0
Last win vs. Hamilton: September 26, 2009 - W, 2-1 (home)
Home record: 5-1-1
Goals scored: 28
Goals allowed: 19
Leading goal scorers: Carolyn Demougeot ’11 (10), Gavriella Kaplan ’14 (4)
Assist leaders: Keiko Kurita ’13 (7), Demougeot (4), Elysa Greenberger '11 (4)
Starting goalie: Lexi Hutton ’13 (1.99 gaa, .739 save pct., 7-4-1, 2 sho)

No. 3 seed HAMILTON COLLEGE
Overall record
: 9-2-3
League record (finish): 4-2-1 (Tie for 3rd place)
NCAA regional ranking: 6th in East Region
Head coach: Colette Gilligan, ninth year at Hamilton, 89-37-16 (119-77-22 overall)
League tournament appearances: Eighth
League tournament titles: One
League tournament record: 4-5-1
Last win vs. Vassar: October 9, 2010 - 3-1 (home)
Road record: 3-2-2
Goals scored: 24
Goals allowed: 10
Leading goal scorers: Alex Rimmer ’10 (12), Anne Graveley ’11 (5)
Assist leaders: Graveley (5), Laura Wray ’11 (3)
Starting goalie: Liza Gergenti ’14 (0.63 gaa, .875 save pct, 7-1-3 record, 3 sho)

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