Field hockey falls to top seed St. Lawrence, 2-1
Host and top-seed St. Lawrence University scored the go-ahead goal with 12 seconds remaining in regulation and went on to a 2-1 win against upset-minded Hamilton College in a Liberty League championship tournament semifinal on Nov. 7 at North Country Field.
Hamilton (8-7 overall), which was seeded fourth in the tournament, made its first league championship tournament appearance in program history and registered the program's first winning season since 1995. The Continentals previously handed the Saints their only loss at home this season, with a 3-1 win in Canton, N.Y.
Colleen Callaghan '11 scored Hamilton's lone goal of the day 4:09 into the second half after a scramble at the goal mouth. The goal was Callaghan's seventh of the season and puts her tied for sixth place on Hamilton's career points list with 45. She was selected to the all-tournament team after Saturday's league final.
Callaghan's goal came in the middle of a 30-minute period of play dominated by the Continentals, who outshot their opponents 11-3 in that span.
St. Lawrence (12-5 overall) opened the scoring 12:26 into the contest and Callaghan's goal tied the score at 1-1. The Saints outshot the Continentals 21-13. Hamilton goalie Courtney DeMaria '10 made eight saves in the loss.