Hamilton College and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts played to a 0-0 tie in a non-league game at MCLA's Ron Shewcraft Field on Sept. 4.
The game marked the season opener for both programs. The scoreless decision was Hamilton's first since Sept. 26, 2008, at St. Lawrence University.
MCLA had a great opportunity just a few minutes into the contest as all-time leading scorer Jess Tietgens broke free. Hamilton keeper Hailey Bobin '12 was forced to come out and attack on the play. The move paid off as she deflected the shot away to keep the game scoreless.
The Continentals did everything except put the ball into the back of the net. Hamilton held a commanding 28-7 advantage in shots, including 16-2 after halftime, and took five corner kicks to just one for the Trailblazers. Bobin made three saves in the first half and Liza Gergenti '14 stopped two in the final 65 minutes in her first collegiate action.
The teams combined to put four shots on goal in the final overtime period. Alex Rimmer '13, who led the Continentals with 12 goals her rookie year, was stopped with about two minutes left. A shot by Laura Wray '11 was blocked with about 90 seconds remaining.
Hamilton hosts SUNY Oswego for another non-league game on Sunday, Sept. 5, at 1 p.m.