Women's ice hockey tripped up by Williams

Hannah Jaiven '14
Hannah Jaiven '14

Cristina Bravi '14 scored a goal and added an assist to lead Williams College to a 4-2 win over Hamilton College in a NESCAC game at Hamilton's Russell Sage Rink on Jan. 13.

Bravi leads the team with 10 assists, and is tied for the team lead with 16 points. Kristen Tubbs '12 netted a goal for her 16th point.

Haena Lee '14 and Hannah Systrom '12 scored the other goals for the Ephs. Sam Weinstein '13, Sarah Herr '12, Andree Heller '15, Eliza Foster '12, Aimee Dennett '13 and Gabrielle Vukasin '14 added one assist apiece. Chloe Billadeau '15 made 28 saves in net. Billadeau lowered her goals against average to 2.14, and raised her save percentage to .910.

Riley Smith '12 and Katie Zimmerman '13 both scored a goal for the Continentals. Zimmerman leads the team with 11 goals and 17 points. Hannah Jaiven '14 tallied two assists and leads the team with seven. Emily Baxter '13 and Laura DiCarlo '12 each added one. Becca Hazlett '13 stopped 18 shots in 59 minutes, 31 seconds in goal.

Hamilton (4-6-0 overall, 2-3 NESCAC) opened the scoring at 9:02 of the first period when Smith tallied her third goal of the season. After Jaiven threw a shot on net that was initially blocked, Baxter played the puck out of traffic in front and Smith buried it into the back of the net.

Williams (6-6-0, 3-2) pulled even at 12:15 of the period with Systrom's second goal of the season. After a scramble in front of the goal, Systrom picked up Dennett's rebound and slid the puck into the net. Bravi also assisted on the goal.

Tubbs put the Ephs ahead for good with her ninth goal of the year at 14:26. Herr played the puck behind the net to Vukasin outside the right post, who fed a pass to Tubbs in front for a one-timer. Williams led 2-1 at the first intermission.

The Ephs stretched their lead to 3-1 via Lee's tally with 3:25 left in the second period. Lee banged home a rebound after Foster fed Heller on a rush up the left side for a shot that was initially turned aside by Hazlett. Williams held a 3-1 advantage at the second intermission.

Zimmerman's goal just 2:36 into the third period pulled the Continentals within 3-2. Jaiven sent a pass from the point to DiCarlo in the right circle, who slid a pass to Zimmerman in front for a one-timer through the 5-hole of Billadeau.

Bravi restored the two-goal lead for the Ephs with a goal off Weinstein's rebound at 10:33. Hamilton was unable to score after pulling Hazlett for an extra skater with 29 seconds left to play.

The Continentals held a 30-22 shot advantage, and were 0-for-4 on the power play. Williams did not have any power-play opportunities. The Ephs lead the all-time series 19-8-1.

Hamilton hosts Williams for another NESCAC game on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 3 p.m.

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