Women's hockey blanks host Williams
The Hamilton College women’s hockey team picked up its first win of the season, edging host Williams 1-0 Saturday at Lansing-Chapman Rink in Williamstown, Mass.
Megan Ahern ’17 scored the game-winning goal with just 5:30 left in the third period and Sam Walther ’18 made 20 saves for her fourth career shutout.
Walther has now faced Williams four times, compiling a 0.98 goals-against average while stopping 99 of 103 shots. Her four career shutouts – in just 21 games – are two behind the school’s career record, set by Andrea Cecchinato ’00 during the program’s first four seasons.
Ahern picked up the first game-winning goal of her career, converting a rebound of a shot taken by Maddie Carras ‘18.
The Ephs pulled goaltender Christina Cleroux and skated with the advantage for the final two minutes. Williams had its best opportunity to tie the score with 40 seconds left but a back-handed shot that got past Walther went just wide of the left post.
Walther and the Continental defense withstood a six-on-four Williams attack in the final minute of the second period. Late in the Ephs’ second power play of the game, they replaced Cleroux with an extra attacker but couldn’t get a shot off during the 17 seconds of a two-skater advantage.
The victory snapped a four-game winless streak against the Ephs.
The Continentals open their home season Tuesday with a 2 p.m. game against SUNY Oswego at Russell Sage Rink.