Women's lacrosse downs St. Lawrence in home opener

Anne Graveley '11
Anne Graveley '11
Anne Graveley ‘11 scored three goals and had one assist to lead nationally ranked No. 3 Hamilton College to a 19-4 rout of St. Lawrence University in a Liberty League game at Hamilton's Steuben Field on April 9.
With the win in their home opener, the Continentals (9-0 overall, 3-0 Liberty) extended their home win streak to 29 games. Hamilton extended its program record of wins to open a season to nine. This marked the Continentals' sixth straight win over St. Lawrence (7-2, 1-1).
Sarah Bray ’11 scored two goals and tallied three assists. Bray also picked up a game-high five ground balls and caused a game-high four turnovers. Libby Schultz ‘12, Audrey Nebergall ‘10, Liz Rave ‘10, Hannah Hoar ‘13 and Ashley Allen ‘12 each scored two goals. Schultz and Nebergall added one assist apiece.
Kate Fowler ‘10 played the first 41:05 in goal, made four saves and picked up four ground balls. Sam Elie ‘12 played the final 18:55 and stopped three shots.
The Continentals jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first 13:23. Kate Otley ‘12 scored the first goal just 21 seconds into the first half. Graveley had one goal and one assist in the run. St. Lawrence scored its first goal on a free-position shot with 15:17 left in the first half.  

Hamilton responded with three more goals to go up 9-1. Graveley, Caroline Morgan ‘13 and Schultz each scored. St. Lawrence took advantage of another free-position opportunity to score its second goal with 4:09 remaining. The Continentals closed out the first half with three more goals for a 12-2 lead at the break. Bray scored twice in the final 86 seconds.
Hamilton opened the second half with a 5-0 run to stretch its lead to 15. Kriti Dave ‘11 and Hoar scored to close out the run. The Saints found the back of the net with 8:58 left and scored again off a free-position shot with 7:27 remaining. The Continentals capitalized on two free-position chances of their own in the last 3:35 for the final margin.
The Continentals outshot the Saints, 32-18. Hamilton enjoyed a 28-18 advantage in ground balls and a 14-11 edge in draw controls.
Hamilton hosts Clarkson University for another league game on Saturday, April 10.
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