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Women's ice hockey NESCAC quarterfinal preview

Contact Jim Taylor 315-859-4685
Posted February 23, 2011
Tags Women's Ice Hockey

Hamilton College travels to nationally ranked No. 8 Trinity College for a 2011 New England Small College Athletic Conference women's ice hockey quarterfinal at Koeppel Community Sports Center on Saturday, Feb. 26, at 3 p.m.

Hamilton (11-13-0 overall, 6-10 NESCAC) is the No. 6 seed in the eight-team event. The Continentals' last NESCAC championship win came in the first round in 2007 against Colby College in overtime. Hamilton has a 4-4 record so far this month.

No. 3 seed Trinity (17-3-4, 10-3-3) has won six straight games as the Bantams roll into the postseason. Trinity is 8-0-1 in the last nine meetings with the Continentals, including a 5-1 victory in the first round of the 2008 championship. The Bantams defeated Hamilton twice this season by identical 3-1 scores, including at Hamilton on Feb. 18.

A capsule look at each team may be found below.

No. 3 seed TRINITY COLLEGE
Overall record
: 17-3-4
Conference record (finish): 10-3-3 (Third)
Head coach: Andrew McPhee, 9th season, 99-96-17
Conference championship appearances: Sixth
Conference championship titles: None
Conference championship record: 3-5
Last win vs. Hamilton: 3-1 away (Feb. 18, 2011)
Home record: 8-2-1
Goals scored: 61
Goals allowed: 32
Leading goal scorers: Kim Weiss ’11 (22), Alexa Guglielmi ’11 (6).
Assist leaders: Laura Komarek '11 (11), Celia Colman-McGaw ’12 (10), Guglielmi (9).
Starting goalie: Alexa Pujol ’14 (1.27 gaa, .946 save pct., 12-2-4)

No. 6 seed HAMILTON COLLEGE
Overall record
: 11-13-0
Conference record (finish): 6-10-0 (Sixth)
Head coach: Brendon Knight, 5th season, 47-67-11
Conference championship appearances: 10th
Conference championship titles: None
Conference championship record: 3-9
Last win vs. Trinity: 3-1 away (Feb. 10, 2007)
Road/neutral record: 6-4
Goals scored: 59
Goals allowed: 67
Leading goal scorers: Katie Zimmerman ’13 (10), Stephanie Miguel ’11 (8), Becky Cairns ’11 (7).
Assist leaders: Miguel (12), Abby Runyon '13 (12), Zimmerman (9), Meredith Bitterman ’12 (9).
Starting goalie: Becca Hazlett ’13 (3.02 gaa, .903 save pct., 6-13-0 record).

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