Top-ten field hockey battle on tap for Saturday

Josh McKee photo
Josh McKee photo

No. 9 Hamilton College field hockey hosts No. 8 Amherst on Saturday, Oct. 7 for a NESCAC game at 11 a.m. on Goodfriend Field.

The Continentals (7-3, 4-2 NESCAC) defeated Morrisville State 9-0 on Wednesday after falling 2-1 to then-No. 6 Tufts on Sunday. Amherst (7-2, 3-2 NESCAC) took down Connecticut College 2-1 on Tuesday after they were also defeated by Tufts on Saturday, Sept. 30.

Michaela Giuttari '20 scored a career-high four goals at Morrisville to increase her career total to 29 goals and 67 points, the sophomore forward is now fourth on the program's all-time list in both categories. Giuttari's 1.50 goals per game ranks her fourth in the country while she paces the NESCAC with 15 goals and 31 points this season.

Tatiana Bradley '19, tied for second in the NESCAC, has six assists. Bradley is also tied for 14th in the country with .67 assists per game and is second on the team with 12 points. Lizzie Clarke '20 and Maddie Beitler '21 have contributed four goals apiece. Julia Booth '19 has a .706 save percentage and 1.53 goals-against average.

Emilie Flamme has played all but six minutes in the cage for Amherst (7-2, 3-2 NESCAC). Flamme is fourth in the NESCAC with a .790 save percentage and is fifth with 49 saves. Elizabeth Turnbull leads the team with seven goals, ranking her seventh in the NESCAC. Kendall Codey has 11 points and Mary Grave Cronin tallies 10 points.

Before the 2016 season, Amherst had a 4-1 advantage in the all-time series record. Hamilton defeated Amherst 4-3 in overtime during the regular season last year and again downed the Mammoths 1-0 in the NESCAC Quarterfinals.