Men's ice hockey nipped by one goal at Williams
Williams College scored two goals in a 62-second span in the second period and held on to edge Hamilton College 2-1 in a NESCAC game at Williams’ Lansing Chapman Rink on Dec. 8.
Seven of Hamilton’s eight games have been decided by one goal or ended in a tie. Williams won its fourth straight game.
Mark Lyons '13 and Matt Doyle '14 scored the goals for the Ephs. John Wickman '13, Peter Mistretta '15 and Mike Brofft '13 all earned one assist. Sean Dougherty '15 turned away 17 shots.
Pat Curtis '15 scored his second goal this season for the Continentals. Curtis finished the weekend with two goals and two assists. Mike DiMare '14 and Peter Michailidis '16 tallied one assist apiece. Joe Quattrocchi '14 stopped 22 shots.
In the first period, Quattrocchi denied a 2-on-1 for the Ephs. Later on the power play, Williams turned the puck over, and a shot by DiMare deflected off Dougherty in front of an open net. Williams’ Nick Anderson '14 dove in front of a rebound attempt to preserve the scoreless tie.
Hamilton nearly took the lead early in the second period on a power-play shot by DiMare. But his wrist shot deflected off the crossbar and caromed harmlessly away from the goal.
Williams (6-2-0 overall, 5-1 NESCAC) broke open the scoring at the 10:20 mark of the second on Lyons’ first goal of the season. Mistretta began the play with a wrist shot from the right side that was saved by Quattrocchi. Wickman collected the rebound and fed Lyons, who found the back of the net.
The Ephs struck again just 1:02 later. After a slap shot by Brofft deflected off Quattrocchi’s pad, Doyle took the puck and flipped a backhander inside the left post to make it 2-0.
Hamilton (1-5-2, 1-4-1) cut its deficit in half 8:27 into the third period. DiMare controlled the puck and found Curtis open near the left circle for a one-timer that glanced off the right pipe and into the goal. The Continentals pulled Quattrocchi in favor of the extra skater with 1:00 remaining, but Williams intercepted a pass and forced him back on the ice.
Williams outshot Hamilton 24-18 and converted 1 of 4 power-play attempts. Hamilton came away empty on two opportunities.
Hamilton breaks for finals and resumes play on New Year's Eve against Curry College at the Clinton Arena for a non-conference game to benefit the Clinton Youth Hockey Association.