Field hockey shut out by No. 13 Tufts
Lia Sagerman '13 and Kelsey Perkins '13 each scored a goal, and Mariana Zak '12 posted her fourth shutout as nationally ranked No. 13 Tufts University defeated Hamilton College 2-0 in a NESCAC game at Hamilton's Campus Road Athletic Field on Oct. 22.
Chelsea Yogerst '14 and Emily Cannon '14 were each credited with an assist for the Jumbos. Tufts was awarded eight penalty corners to Hamilton's one.
Hamilton (5-8 overall, 3-7 NESCAC) is in eighth place in the NESCAC standings with no conference games remaining. Victoria Trentini '15 recorded eight saves for the Continentals.
Tufts (11-2, 7-2) is tied for second place with one game left after its sixth straight win. The top eight teams qualify for the NESCAC championship. The final conference games will be played on Wednesday, Oct. 26.
The Jumbos got on the board 24 minutes, 48 seconds into the first half when Sagerman scored her 10th goal of the year. She is tied for the team lead in 2011. It was the third assist this year for Yogerst.
Tufts held a 1-0 halftime lead, and doubled that lead just over five minutes into the second half when Perkins netted her seventh goal of the year. Cannon was credited with her fifth assist, and is tied for the team lead.
Hamilton travels to No. 1 seed Bowdoin College for a NESCAC championship quarterfinal on Saturday, Oct. 29. Tufts travels to Bowdoin College for a NESCAC game on Wednesday at 5 p.m.