Records fall as women's hockey blanks Wesleyan
The Hamilton College women’s hockey team whitewashed host Wesleyan 3-0 in a NESCAC game in Middletown, Conn., Friday. The Continentals set three school records with the shutout and improved to 8-4-2 overall (3-2-2 NESCAC).
The blanking was the second in a row for Hamilton – marking the first time the team has achieved that feat – and stretches the Continentals’ scoreless streak to a program-best 152:39 over three games. Sam Walther ’18 made 22 saves to earn the shutout, giving her a school-best seven in her career.
Walther has seven shutouts in 21 games during her two-year career. She improved her save percentage to .943 this winter (and .939 in her career) and lowered her goals-against average to 1.46 (her career mark is 1.64).
Hannah Bartlett ’16 put the Continentals on the board after 32 scoreless minutes, notching a short-handed goal 12:29 into the second period. The short-handed goal was Hamilton’s first of the year and the first of her career. Bartlett leads the team and the NESCAC with 12 goals and she ranks 10th nationally in goals per game.
Jenna Jewell '19 and Megan Ahern '17 added goals in the final minutes of the third period. Jewell collected her first collegiate goal with 2:25 left and Ahern scored in an empty net with 44 seconds to go. Taegan Blackwell ’19 set up Ahern’s goal; her five assists are second on the team.
Laura Corcoran stopped 22 shots for Wesleyan (4-10-0, 1-6 NESCAC).
The teams conclude their weekend series Saturday with a 3 p.m. game.