Women's soccer 2-0-0 after lopsided win at SUNYIT
The Hamilton College women’s soccer team (2-0-0) posted its second win in as many games this season, rolling to a 7-0 win over SUNY Institute of Technology at Wildcat Field in Marcy on Wednesday night. The win was the Continentals’ biggest since an 8-0 win over the Wildcats in 2008 and stretched their non-conference winning streak to nine games, dating back to the 2011 season.
Ali Clarke ’17 scored a pair of goals and four players recorded their first career point for Hamilton, which opened up a 6-0 advantage in the first half.
Clarke recorded consecutive goals early in the opening period. The goals were her first of the season. The Continentals’ first score came in the third minute when Katie Kreider ’18 picked up her second goal in as many games.
Hamilton scored three times in the final 12 minutes of the half to put the game away. Sisters Halle Becker ’15 and Amanda Becker ’18 combined to score the fourth Continental goal with Amanda Becker picking up her first collegiate point by assisting on Halle Becker’s ninth career goal.
Rachel Hirsch ’15 scored her first goal of the season in the 42nd minute, converting a rebound off a penalty kick taken by Bea Blackwell ’17 that had been saved by Wildcat goalkeeper Angela Bartlett ‘18. Bartlett finished with 10 saves.
Three minutes later, KC Kelly ’17 scored her first career goal. Amanda Becker was credited with her second assist of the game on the play. The Continentals closed out the scoring 14 minutes into the second half on an unassisted goal by Kate Whiston ‘18 (the first of her career).
Rachel Cooley ’18 played the first half in goal and Emily Dumont ’18, making her first collegiate appearance, needed to make just one second-period save to complete the shutout. The Continentals outshot the Wildcats 29-2.
The Continentals remained undefeated against SUNYIT, raising their series advantage to 5-0-0 while outscoring the Wildcats 39-1 in those games. Hamilton has lost just two non-conference games since 2009, posting a record of 16-2-2 in that span.
Hamilton received votes in the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) New England Regional poll. The Continentals play a pair of road games this weekend, traveling to NESCAC rival Bates Saturday for an 11 a.m. contest and to Troy to take on Rensselaer in a non-league game Sunday. The Engineers are receiving votes in this week’s NSCAA New York Regional poll. SUNYIT plays a North East Athletic Conference game at Penn State-Abington Saturday.