Women's ice hockey wins third straight

Stephanie Lang '14
Stephanie Lang '14

Stephanie Lang '14 posted a goal and an assist and Gigi Fraser '14 was credited with three helpers as Hamilton College defeated SUNY Oswego 3-1 in a non-conference game at Oswego's Campus Center Ice Arena on Nov. 27.

Hamilton (3-1 overall) has won three straight games since the Continentals lost by a goal at Amherst College in the 2012-13 opener. Hamilton enjoyed a 32-10 shot advantage against the Lakers.

Fraser leads the Continentals with five assists and is tied for the team lead with six points. The three assists against Oswego are the most in a game in her Hamilton career, and it's the second three-point game for Fraser.

Abby Runyon '13 and Megan Fitzgerald '16 notched one goal apiece, and Hannah Bartlett '16 and Alycia Racicot '16 were credited with one assist apiece. The assist for Racicot was her first with the Continentals. Becca Hazlett '13 made nine saves.

Emma Smetaniuk scored her third goal for the Lakers, and Olivia Boersen picked up an assist. Bridget Smith turned aside 29 shots before she was pulled with 1:02 left in the third period in favor of an extra skater.

Runyon gave Hamilton a 1-0 lead with her first goal at 7 minutes, 21 seconds of the first period. Fraser and Lang had the assists. The Continentals carried that one-goal advantage into the first intermission.

Smetaniuk tied the score at 3:13 of the second period. Just 26 seconds later, Lang's fourth goal this season put Hamilton in front for good. Fraser and Racicot had the assists.

Smetaniuk was sent to the penalty box for high-sticking with 7:23 left in the second, and the Continentals made Oswego pay with a power-play goal. Fitzgerald rounded out the scoring with her third goal on assists from Bartlett and Fraser with 5:50 remaining.

The Lakers (4-4-1) actually had a two-skater advantage for the final 62 seconds of the third period. Lang was whistled for a holding penalty and Oswego called timeout with 1:02 left. The Lakers kept the goalie Smith on the bench after their timeout for the 6-on-4 advantage. Oswego came away empty on two power-play opportunities, while Hamilton was 1-for-3.

The Continentals travel to Connecticut College for NESCAC games on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.

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