Women's ice hockey's upset bid falls short against No. 3 Elmira
The Hamilton College Continentals dropped a 2-1 decision to nationally ranked No. 3 Elmira College in non-conference action at Hamilton’s Russell Sage Rink on Saturday night.
The Continentals (3-5-1 overall) scored a second-period goal that cut the Soaring Eagles’ lead in half but Elmira (10-3-1) held on for the win.
Jill Tokarczyk ’14 scored her first goal of the season to get Hamilton on the board 12:32 into the second period. Tokarczyk’s goal was initially waved off before it was confirmed following a conference among the officials. Katie Parkman ’17 recorded her team-leading fifth assist and had a hand in three of Hamilton’s four goals over the weekend.
Hamilton nearly tied the score two minutes later when Megan Ahern ’17 stole a pass in the Elmira defensive zone but Lisa Marshall ’14 turned aside Ahern’s backhand shot. Marshall finished with 14 saves, including seven while protecting the 2-1 lead.
Ashton Hogan ’15 opened the scoring for Elmira with a power-play goal midway through the first period. Hogan's shot bounced off goaltender Tori Bogen ’17 and snuck under the crossbar for her ninth goal.
Five minutes later, Brooke Wilgosh ‘15, who picked up the assist on Hogan’s goal, scored her fifth goal of the season 30 seconds after Elmira pulled Marshall for an extra skater on a delayed penalty. Tanis Lamoureax ’14 and Hogan assisted on the play. Lamoreaux’s assist was her 12th of the season and Hogan has seven.
Bogen finished with 19 saves. Elmira outshot the Continentals 21-15 and entered the night ranked fourth in Division III in scoring offense. No team has held the Soaring Eagles to fewer than the two goals they scored against Hamilton.
Hamilton continues non-conference action on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at SUNY Potsdam at 4 p.m. The Soaring Eagles' next game will be a non-league contest at Stevenson next Saturday.