Women's ice hockey falls at No. 1 RIT

Katie Zimmerman '13
Katie Zimmerman '13

Rochester Institute of Technology received goals from three players and Ali Binnington made 30 saves to lead the nationally ranked No. 1 Tigers to a 3-1 win over Hamilton College in a non-conference game at RIT's Frank Ritter Memorial Ice Arena on Jan. 31.

Emilee Bulleid, Megan Kobar and Tenecia Hiller each tallied goals for the Tigers (17-1-1 overall), and six players recorded an assist.

Katie Zimmerman '13 scored an unassisted goal for the Continentals (7-10-0). Zimmerman leads the NESCAC with 15 goals, and ranks second with 22 points. Becca Hazlett '13 stopped 32 shots in net. Hazlett sports a .904 save percentage and her goals against average is 2.80.

Bulleid opened the scoring at 11:22 of the first period with her third goal of the season. RIT doubled its lead with just 35 seconds left in the period when Kobar found the back of the net for her fourth goal. The Tigers led 2-0 at the first intermission.

Each team had several power-play opportunities in the second period, but neither was able to convert until Hiller scored with the extra skater with 1:34 to play. It was the 13th goal of the season for Hiller. The Tigers led 3-0 at the second intermission.

Zimmerman scored at 4:28 of the third period to pull the Continentals within 3-1. Hazlett was pulled for the extra skater with 1:04 remaining, but Hamilton was unable to get any closer.

RIT held a 35-31 shot advantage, and went 1-for-4 on the power play. Hamilton was held scoreless in five chances. RIT leads the all-time series 17-2-2.

Hamilton travels to Wesleyan University for a NESCAC game on Friday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m.

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