Women's ice hockey tops Potsdam 2-1
The Hamilton College Continentals scored a pair of second-period goals and held off SUNY Potsdam for a 2-1 win in non-conference play at Potsdam’s Maxcy Ice Arena on Tuesday afternoon.
Sarah Schuchardt ’15 made a career-high 31 saves, including 11 in the third period, and earned the win for the Continentals (4-5-1 overall). Schuchardt raised her season record to 3-1-1 and lowered her goals-against average to 1.97.
Hamilton, which defeated Potsdam 5-2 back on Nov. 19, improved to 7-0-0 all-time against the Bears.
After a scoreless first period, the Continentals and the Bears combined to score all three goals in the second period. Hamilton’s Megan Fitzgerald ’16 opened the scoring 3:15 into the period with her second goal of the season. Hannah Jaiven '14 and Julia Williams '14 picked up assists on the play. Jaiven’s assist was her fourth this winter and the 28th of her career and Williams registered her first point of the season.
The Bears (6-6-2) tied the score 87 seconds later on a goal by Jessica Silvera ‘14. The goal, assisted by Jordan Ott ‘17, snapped Schuchardt’s scoreless streak at 76 minutes, 25 seconds.
Katie Parkman ’17 scored the game-winning goal just 30 seconds before the second intermission. Parkman stole the puck and deked goaltender Alexane Rodrigue ’16 for her third goal this season. Parkman leads Hamilton with eight points.
Hamilton killed all three Potsdam power-play opportunities as Schuchardt stopped seven shots during those chances. The Continentals have given up just one power-play goal in 10 opportunities during their past three games.
The Continentals resume NESCAC action on Friday, Jan. 17, against Williams College at 7 p.m. at Russell Sage Rink. Potsdam travels to Neumann Saturday for an ECAC West game.