Men's soccer shut out by St. Lawrence
Sam DeMello '13 scored in the 80th minute, and Nate Goss-Woliner '13 stopped all five shots he faced to lead St. Lawrence University to a 1-0 win against Hamilton College in a Liberty League game at Hamilton's Love Field on Oct. 24.
St. Lawrence (13-2-2 overall, 5-0-1 Liberty) clinched a share of the league's regular season title and the No. 1 seed in the league tournament with one league game remaining at home against Clarkson University on Saturday, Oct. 30. The Saints are 11-0-2 in their last 13 games.
Hamilton (9-2-2, 4-2-0) will be one of the four teams in the league tournament. The Continentals can finish anywhere from the second to the fourth seed depending on the outcome of their regular season finale at home against Hobart College on Saturday. Hamilton had won its last six games.
St. Lawrence owned a 20-10 shot advantage, but the Saints played a man down for the final 18:07 of the second half after Will Congdon '13 received his second yellow card of the afternoon with the score tied 0-0. That didn't matter to DeMello, who received a pass from Tyler McCune '12 and ripped a shot past the keeper for his seventh goal with 10:39 left.
Eric Boole '13 made seven saves for the Continentals, and another shot was turned away by a Hamilton defender at the goal line. The Continentals held an 8-5 edge in corner kicks. St. Lawrence leads the all-time series, 26-17-10.
Hamilton entered the weekend ranked third in the East Region by the NCAA, and the Saints were seventh. The Continentals were shut out for just the second time this year.