Williams rallies for women's ice hockey win
The Williams College Ephs scored on three straight power-play opportunities to rally for a 4-3 NESCAC win over the Hamilton College Continentals at Hamilton’s Russell Sage Rink on Saturday afternoon.
The Continentals (4-6-2, 0-4-2 NESCAC) have had six of their last seven games decided by a goal or end in a tie.
The Ephs (6-6-1, 4-1-1) scored their three power-play goals in a span of 6:38 that spanned the second and third periods and erased Hamilton’s 3-1 lead. Cristina Bravi ’14 scored the game winner 3:20 into the third following the Continentals’ seventh penalty.
Michaela Levine ’16 started Williams’ comeback with 3:18 left in the second, converting passes from Talia Simon ’16 and Andree Heller ’15 with 18 seconds left in the Ephs’ advantage. Three of Levine’s four goals have come on the power play.
Heller tied the score just 13 seconds before the second intermission, netting her fifth goal of the season. Simon and Hanna Beattie ’17 assisted on the goal. Beattie picked up her eighth assist on Bravi’s game-winning score and Caitlin Conlon ’15 recorded her team-leading 10th.
Margaret Draper ’17 made three of her 17 saves after Williams took the lead. The last of the three was a stop of a shot by Hamilton’s Sara Taffe ’17 with the Continentals on a 6-on-4 advantage thanks to a Williams penalty and goaltender Tori Bogen ’14 (24 saves) off the ice for an extra attacker.
Katie Parkman ’17 collected a pair of second-period goals to give Hamilton a 3-1 lead. Parkman scored on the power play 6:13 into the period to give the Continentals their first lead, then beat Draper on a breakaway with 5:43 left.
Gigi Fraser ’14 assisted on both of Parkman’s goals and leads Hamilton with 11 points. Parkman, whose five assists are tied for the team lead, has 10 points. Jill Tokarczyk ’14 picked up her fifth assist on Parkman’s power-play goal and Taffe’s fifth assist set up Parkman’s second score.
Hadley DesMeules ’16 put the Ephs on the board less than two minutes into the first period, sending a pass from Natalie Bernstein ’16 past Bogen. The Continentals tied the score with 95 seconds left in the opening period on a short-handed goal by Hannah Bartlett ’16. Bartlett took a pass from Hannah Jaiven ’14 and beat Draper on a breakaway for her second goal of the season and Hamilton’s first short-handed goal of 2013-14.
The Ephs outshot Hamilton 28-20, including a 15-6 advantage after the Continentals took their 3-1 lead.
Both teams host non-conference opponents on Tuesday night. Hamilton faces SUNY Canton at 7 p.m. in a game originally scheduled for Jan. 7. Williams takes on New England College in a 7 p.m. game.