SUNY Potsdam scored two unanswered goals in the final two periods for a 2-1 non-conference win against the Hamilton College women's hockey team on Tuesday afternoon at Potsdam's Maxcy Hall.
The Continentals (6-3-1 overall) outshot the Bears 27-26, including 12 in the third period alone.
Missy Segall '21 gave Hamilton a 1-0 lead with her fifth goal of the season 13:39 into the first period. Caroline Knop '18 denied the Bears breakout along the boards and dumped the puck into the far corner. Alayna Trice '20 poked the puck away from the Potsdam defender to Timary Malley '20, and Malley centered the puck to Segall in the slot for a one-timer inside the right post.
Potsdam (8-4-1) evened the score 5:53 into the second period. Shelbi Thacker collected the loose puck at the right point and passed across to Emily Burke. Burke fired a slap shot aimed for the right side of the net, but the puck redirected off Anna-Rose Bertin's skate to the opposite post and past an outstretched Sam Walther '18 (24 saves).
Brenna Wilson took the lead for the Bears early in the third period. Jenna Patterson won a battle along the boards by the Hamilton bench and skated into the zone for a 2-on-1 along with Wilson. Patterson passed to Wilson in the slot and Wilson wristed a shot over Walther's glove 2:47 into the third.
Knop had a chance to tie the score with 3:10 left when she stole the puck from the Potsdam defenders and fired a screened shot from the high slot that clanged off the post.
Hamilton (4-0 NESCAC) returns to Russell Sage Rink for two NESCAC games against Trinity College (2-8, 0-6 NESCAC) this weekend. The puck drops at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 12 and at 3 p.m. on Saturday.