Women's ice hockey plays to second straight tie

Christie Sharlow '11
Christie Sharlow '11
Hamilton College tied visiting Colby College, 5-5, in a New England Small College Athletic Conference game at Russell Sage Rink on Dec. 4.

Christie Sharlow '11 paced a balanced Hamilton offensive attack with one goal and one assist. Katie Zimmerman '13 chipped in two assists. The Continentals (1-3-2 overall, 1-2-2 NESCAC) settled for their second straight tie.

Colby’s tying goal came on a wrist shot from the right circle while the teams skated 4-on-4. The shot was originally stopped by Lesley Ryder '11, but the puck trickled under her left arm and tumbled into the goal. Ryder made 13 saves after she relieved starter Meg Shine '10 with 5:44 left in the first period. Shine made 10 saves in the first period, but allowed four goals.

The teams combined to score eight goals in a wild first period. Riley Smith '12 gave Hamilton an early 1-0 lead with her first goal this season at 2:17 of the opening period. On the ensuing faceoff, Colby picked up a turnover at the Continentals' blue line and skated in on goal. Shine stopped the first shot, but the second shot was stuffed through her pads to tie the score at 1-1.

Colby went up 2-1 at 8:28 of the period on a power-play goal. The Mules finished 1-for-4 with the extra skater. Colby made the score 3-1 with 7:41 left, and completed its four-goal run on a great wrist shot from the left circle that sailed over Shine's right shoulder with 5:44 remaining.

The Mules then opened the door for Hamilton as they were whistled for two penalties 53 seconds apart to create a 5-on-3 power play for the Continentals. Hamilton took advantage 38 seconds after the second penalty was called on Sharlow's first goal this season with 3:44 left.

Abby Runyon '13 cut the Continentals' deficit to 4-3 with her first collegiate goal 32 seconds later. After yet another Colby penalty with 1:37 remaining, Julia Beaty '13 lit the lamp for the first time at Hamilton to tie the score at 4-4 with 42 seconds left. The Continentals ended up 3-for-5 on the power play.

Amy Allen '10 made it four goals in a row for Hamilton with her second this season for a 5-4 lead with 34 seconds left in the second period. The Mules tied the score with 3:41 remaining in the third period while the teams skated 4-on-4.

There were plenty of scoring opportunities in overtime, but no goals. The Continentals took five shots and the Mules had two. Hamilton finished with a 35-28 advantage in shots.

The Mules lead the all-time series, 11-7-3. Hamilton hosts Bowdoin College for another NESCAC game on Saturday, Dec. 5, at 3 p.m.
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