Hamilton College’s Delaney Grace ’25 and Tracey Stafford ’23 scored goals and the Continentals held on for a 2-1 NESCAC win against the Connecticut College Camels at Conn. College’s Silfen Field on Saturday.
Nationally ranked No. 19 Hamilton improved to 5-3 overall and 2-3 in the conference. The Camels lost their third straight game and dropped to 2-6 and 0-4.
How It Happened
- Conn. College was down a player due to a green card with 5:39 left in the second quarter and the Continentals took advantage. Following a penalty corner, Alana King ’24 smacked a shot that was stopped by goalkeeper Sophie Moniz. Grace, who had inserted the ball on the corner, was there to tap in the loose ball with 4:55 remaining.
- Hamilton made it 2-0 with 11:35 to go in the third quarter. The Continentals took five shots in the opening three minutes of the quarter before Stafford put one into the back of the cage on a pass from Grace Chapis ’24.
- The Camels came alive after Hamilton’s second goal and registered four penalty corners and three shots the rest of the quarter. They finally broke through on a goal by Sydney Cresta following another corner with 11:38 left in the fourth.
- Conn. College ran off a flurry of three shots within seconds of each other with five minutes left, but none were on target.
- Grace scored her second goal in as many games.
- Stafford leads the team with four goals and has 14 in her career with the Continentals.
- Chapis picked up her first assist this season.
- Abby Griffin ’26 made four saves and lowered her goals against average to 1.72.
- Hamilton has won four straight and seven of the last eight meetings with the Camels.
- The Continentals held a 14-12 edge in shots and took seven in the third quarter alone.
- Conn. College owned a 7-4 advantage in penalty corners.
Hamilton travels to 4-5 St. Lawrence University for a non-conference contest on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 5 p.m.