William Smith College broke a 1-1 tie with a goal in the 68th minute and the visiting Herons went on to a 2-1 Liberty League win against Hamilton College in a showdown between two nationally ranked top 10 teams at Love Field on Oct. 4.
No. 5 Hamilton (6-1-1 overall, 1-1-1 Liberty) had two streaks come to an end. The Continentals had been unbeaten (20-0-2) in their last 22 regular season contests, and were 18-0-1 in their previous 19 games at home.
William Smith (7-1-1, 3-0) grabbed a 1-0 lead in the 15th minute on a penalty kick. Erica Dressler '09 knotted the score less than nine minutes later with her team-leading ninth goal. Dressler tied Mara Dropkin-Frank '05 for second place on the program's all-time list with 30 goals. Dressler is already in second place with 73 points.
Hamilton missed an excellent chance to take a 2-1 lead late in the first half after a corner kick. The Herons' keeper came out to play the ball and couldn't secure it. One shot by a Continental player was stopped by a William Smith defender, and another shot went just wide to the right of the goal.
Kate Fowler '10 stopped four shots for Hamilton. The Continentals travel to Skidmore College for another league game on Friday, Oct. 10, at 4 p.m.