Women's soccer plays Tufts to scoreless tie
Liza Gergenti '14 recorded her fifth shutout of the season, but neither team was able to score as Hamilton College and Tufts University played to a 0-0 tie in a NESCAC game at Hamilton's Love Field on Oct. 22.
The shutout was the ninth of Gergenti's Hamilton career. Kristin Wright '14 also posted a shutout for the Jumbos, and was credited with seven saves.
Hamilton is in fifth place in the NESCAC with no conference games remaining. Tufts in fourth with one game remaining. The top eight teams qualify for the NESCAC championship. The final conference games will be played on Wednesday, Oct. 26.
Hamilton (6-7-1 overall, 4-5-1 NESCAC) had a good opportunity to take the lead in the first half, but Charlotte Cosgrove '13 volleyed a Lauren Brady '14 cross into Wright's arms.
Tufts nearly took the lead in the 67th minute when Jamie Love-Nichols '12 received a long pass and fired a shot towards the Hamilton net that Gergenti was able to deflect just enough to hit off the crossbar and out of play. A little over three minutes later, a Tufts defender cleared the ball off her own goal line after a cross by Hamilton's Emily Grund '15 was redirected towards the net.
Tufts (6-4-3, 4-3-2) had one final chance in the second sudden-victory overtime period when a free kick led to a strong header on net by Maeve Stewart '14. Gergenti was there to make the save and preserve the shutout. Hamilton held a 12-11 shot advantage, and took three corner kicks to Tufts' one.
Hamilton will travel to play a NESCAC championship quarterfinal game against an opponent yet to be determined on Saturday, Oct. 29. Tufts travels to Bowdoin College for its final NESCAC game on Wednesday.