Women's ice hockey edges Wesleyan in overtime
Amy Allen '10 scored 1:49 into overtime to lift visiting Hamilton College to a 3-2 win against Wesleyan University in a New England Small College Athletic Conference game played in Middletown, Conn., on Jan. 24.
Allen took advantage of a positional error by the Wesleyan goalie to notch the game-winner. The puck was sent toward the Wesleyan defensive end and the goalie initially came out to play it, but thought better of it and began backing up toward her net. She lost her balance and fell 25 feet from the goal. Before she was able to recover, Allen gathered the puck near the left circle and fired into the open Cardinal goal. Allen has scored nine goals this season.
The Continentals (6-7-2 overall, 2-5-2 NESCAC) skated out to a 1-0 lead at 7:25 of the first period when Meredith Bitterman '12 scored on a power play for her first collegiate goal. Wesleyan (2-13-1, 1-7-1) tied the score 8:21 into the second, but Hamilton's Becky Cairns '11 responded at 11:03 with her first goal as a Continental.
The Cardinals tied the score again on a power-play goal with 2:56 left in the second. The teams combined for 21 shots and four power-play chances -- but no goals -- in the third period. Hamilton played the first 47 seconds of the extra frame down one skater, but held the Cardinals without a shot to end the threat.
Meg Shine '10 made 24 saves in goal for Hamilton. Allen finished with a goal and an assist, and Laura DiCarlo '12 was credited with two assists. The Continentals are 4-0-1 in their last five meetings with Wesleyan.
Hamilton and Wesleyan meet for another NESCAC game on Sunday, Jan. 25, in Middletown.