Hamilton’s field hockey and men’s soccer teams are heading to the semifinal rounds of the NESCAC Championships next weekend.
Field hockey advanced after knocking off visiting Amherst 1-0 in Saturday's quarterfinal at Goodfriend Field. With the win, the third-seeded Continentals will play fourth-seeded Middlebury (who beat Bowdoin 2-0 in quarterfinal action) in a semifinal game Saturday, Nov. 5, at top-seeded Tufts.
Michaela Giuttari ’20 scored the game's only goal and the Continental defense held Amherst – who entered the game ranked 18th nationally in scoring – scoreless for just the second time this season as Hamilton won its first NESCAC playoff game in four tries.
Men’s soccer eliminated visiting Connecticut College 2-1 in overtime in Saturday's quarterfinal at Love Field. With the win, the fourth-seeded Continentals will play sixth-seeded Middlebury (who upset third-seeded Williams 1-0 in another quarterfinal) in a semifinal game Saturday, Nov. 5, at top-seeded Amherst. The host school will play seventh-seeded Bowdoin in the other semifinal; the two semifinal winners will meet in Sunday's final with the NESCAC's automatic bid to the NCAA playoffs at stake.
Mike Lubelczyk '17 headed home the game winner 2:49 into overtime to send men's soccer to the NESCAC semifinals for the first time. Hamilton was hosting its first quarterfinal playoff game since joining the NESCAC in 2011.