Men's ice hockey falls to No. 12 Williams
Ryan Purdy '12 made 33 saves to lead nationally ranked No. 12 Williams College to a 5-1 win over Hamilton College in a NESCAC game at Hamilton's Russell Sage Rink on Dec. 10.
Matt Doyle '14, Eric Rubino '13, Evan Dugdale '13, Justin Troiani '12 and Cody Skinner '13 tallied one goal each for Williams. Nick Anderson '14 posted two assists, and Ryan Scott '12, Craig Kitto '15, Peter Mistretta '15, John Wickman '13, Mark Lyons '13 and Mike Brofft '13 chipped in one apiece.
Mike DiMare '14 scored for the Continentals. DiMare leads the team with 10 points. Andrew White '13 and Anthony Scarpino '12 were credited with the assists. Joe Quattrocchi '14 stopped 25 shots in net.
Williams (5-1-2 overall, 4-1-1 NESCAC) opened the scoring at 6:34 of the first period when Doyle was there to bang home the rebound following Mistretta's shot from the right circle. The Ephs led 1-0 at the first intermission.
After a Williams penalty with 37 seconds remaining in the first, Hamilton (3-4-1, 1-4-0) opened the second period with a power-play goal to even the score. Scarpino fed a pass to White, who fired a shot from the left circle that was saved by Purdy. But DiMare was there to slide the rebound into the net for his fifth goal of the year.
Both teams had good opportunities to take the lead late in the second period. Wickman fired a slap shot from the left circle that was saved by Quattrocchi with 4:30 left. Purdy made a sliding save on a shot by DiMare following an odd-man rush by the Continentals with 2:15 remaining.
The Ephs took the lead for good on Rubino's goal with just 1:03 left in the period. Scott played the puck up the left side on a rush up ice to Rubino, who skated past a defender and beat Quattrocchi. Kitto was also credited with an assist on the play. Williams led 2-1 at the second intermission.
The Ephs stretched their lead to 3-1 at 7:42 of the third when Lyons skated around the Continentals' net and fed a pass across the crease from the right to Dugdale at the far post, who lifted the puck into the net. Wickman also assisted on the goal.
Troiani put Williams ahead 4-1 at 13:49 of the third off an assist from Brofft and Anderson. The Ephs closed the scoring with just 1:22 left when Anderson skated down the left side and fed a pass across to Skinner for a wrist shot that found the back of the net.
Hamilton held a 34-30 shot advantage, and was 1-for-5 on the power play. Williams was 0-for-1. The Ephs lead the all-time series 66-54-12.
Hamilton is off until Dec. 31, when it travels to Curry College for a non-conference game at 2 p.m.