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#6 Hamilton College skates to a draw with Trinity

Credit: Scott Kinville

The Hamilton College Continentals Women’s Hockey Team controlled most of the game, but Trinity came back to earn a tie on Saturday afternoon.

For the second time in as many days, NESCAC rivals #6 Hamilton College and the Trinity Bantams met at Russell Sage Rink in Clinton. On Friday night, the sixth-ranked Continentals defeated their guests 3-1 on the strength of three third-period goals.

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There were no goals scored in the first period on Saturday afternoon. Trinity outshot the home team by a margin of 7-6 in the first frame, but the goaltenders Teagan Brown (Hamilton) and Hannah Leclair (Trinity) took center stage.

Hamilton goaltender Teagan Brown (#30) makes a save while teammate Sophia Testa (#29) clears the crease during Saturday afternoon’s game. Photo credit: Scott Kinville.

The Continentals took complete control of the game in the second period. They outshot the Bantams 15-3 and scored the only goal of the period. Defender Sophia Testa scored her first goal of the season when she fired a shot from the top of the circles past Leclair and in. After two periods, the shots on goal stood at 21-10 in favor of Hamilton.

The physicality of the first two periods continued into the third.

Hamilton’s Sami Quackenbush (#5) carries the puck from behind her goal line during Saturday afternoon’s game. Photo credit: Scott Kinville.

Hamilton continued to dominate play into the third period, but could not get an insurance goal. With just under seven minutes left in the third, the Bantams tied the score on a laser beam of a shot by Marta Mazzocchi from the right circle.

The Mazzocchi goal would conclude the scoring in regulation time and send the game to overtime. The Continentals once again dominated play. They outshot the Bantams 5-0 but Leclair stymied the attack. When the final buzzer sounded, the scoreboard read 1-1 and the game ended in a draw.

Hamilton’s record now stands at 3-2-1 overall and 1-2-1 in the NESCAC. Their next game is at home on Tuesday night against fourteenth-ranked Nazareth. For more information about Hamilton College Continentals hockey, visit http://athletics.hamilton.edu.

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