Women's lacrosse downs Conn. College
Hamilton College’s Rachel Friedman '13 scored three goals and added one assist and the nationally ranked No. 16 Continentals topped Connecticut College 9-7 in a NESCAC game at Conn. College’s Silfen Field on April 13.
The Continentals (7-5 overall, 4-4 NESCAC) won their third straight game. Hamilton has won five consecutive meetings with the Camels and owns a 5-3 lead in the all-time series.
Friedman’s four points gives her 227 for her career, which moved her into third place on the program’s all-time list. Katie D’Antonio '14 posted three goals and Margaret Gabriel '16 added two. Lauren Brady '14 recorded one goal and Hannah Hoar '13 had one assist along with a game-high three caused turnovers. Madison Beres '15 made two saves and gathered a game-high four ground balls. Hannah Withiam '16 won three draw controls.
Taylor Thomas finished with two goals and one assist, and Bri Miller chipped in two goals for the Camels. Lowell Abbott finished with one goal and one assist. Izzy Marx and Cassidy Lynch had one goal apiece, and Heidi Halsted picked up one assist. Libby Nichols won three draw controls and Caroline Corbett caused two turnovers. Caitlin Cataldo stopped five shots in goal.
Friedman opened the scoring with an unassisted goal 6 minutes, 44 seconds into the first half, and Miller tied the score 43 seconds later. Consecutive goals by Gabriel with 19:07 and 14:34 left in the half gave Hamilton a 3-1 lead. The Camels tied the score again at 3-3 as Thomas found Cassidy with 9:59 to go in the first, and Miller scored her second goal 1:33 later.
Friedman put the Continentals back on top 4-3 on a runner with 5:47 remaining in the opening half. The Camels tied it one last time at 4-4 as Marx scored from Abbott with 10.9 seconds to play in the first. D’Antonio took the ensuing draw control and barely beat the buzzer on her goal with 0.5 seconds left that gave Hamilton the lead for good at 5-4.
Hamilton pulled away with four goals at the start of the second half. Friedman scored her 25th on a nifty spin move 4:53 into the half. D’Antonio took a pass from Hoar and scored with 22:20 left, and Brady netted her 11th goal 1:59 later. D’Antonio capped the 5-0 run with her 26th goal off a feed from Friedman for a 9-4 lead with 16:24 left.
Conn. College (4-8, 1-7) made it interesting by scoring three goals down the stretch. Abbott received a pass from Halsted and sent a shot by Beres with 11:32 remaining, and Thomas scored unassisted goals with 8:45 and 4:02 left for the final margin. The Camels won 10 of 17 draw controls. Both teams took 18 shots.
Hamilton heads to Williams College for another NESCAC game on Wednesday, April 17.