Women's soccer edged by Vassar

Sarah Boak '12
Sarah Boak '12
Hamilton College fell 2-1 to host Vassar College in a Liberty League game at Gordon Field on Sept. 26.
Vassar (4-4-1 overall, 1-1 Liberty) got on the board in the 31st minute, when they were able to put a shot into the right corner of the net. Hamilton (3-3-0, 1-1) charged right back down the field and threatened to tie the score immediately. Alex Rimmer ‘13 found herself alone in the center of the box and blasted a shot that hit the crossbar and was eventually cleared by a Vassar defender.
Vassar scored again with less than 10 minutes remaining off a penalty kick. The kick was rewarded after a foul by Hamilton goalkeeper Kate Fowler ’12 in the box. Fowler rushed out of the net in attempt to stop a breakaway, but took down a Vassar player in her attempt to maneuver around Fowler.
The Continentals tried to rally, notching a goal with just over three minutes remaining in the game. An attempted Hamilton cross from the right side bounced hard off the crossbar and landed in the center of the box where Sarah Boak ’12 gathered and bolted the ball into the net for her first career goal.
The Continentals held the momentum for the last three minutes and kept pressure on the Vassar defense, but were unable to find the net again. Hamilton had many offensive opportunities sending multiple crosses into the box and taking a total of 16 shots, doubling Vassar’s total of eight. Hamilton also held the advantage in corner kicks, 5-4. Fowler finished with two saves.

The Continentals return to action on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 4 p.m when they host Hartwick College for a non-league game.

-- Courtesy Vassar College sports information

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