Dumont ’18 makes 11 saves in women’s soccer draw

Emily Dumont ’18 (Josh McKee photo)
Emily Dumont ’18 (Josh McKee photo)

Emily Dumont '18 recorded a career-high 11 saves as the Hamilton College women's soccer team battled Amherst to a scoreless tie in a NESCAC game on Saturday, Oct. 7 at Love Field.

The Continentals (5-3-2, 2-3-2 NESCAC) have not given up a goal in the last four games. Dumont has accumulated five shutouts so far this season, and she now leads the NESCAC with a .887 save percentage.

Chelsea Cutler made nine saves to preserve the shutout for the Mammoths.

Katja Dunlap '18 had a chance to break the tie in the final six minutes of regulation. Jessie Murray '19 threw the ball in from out front of the Continentals bench. Dunlap gathered the ball, dribbled to the top of the 18-yard box, and fired a shot into the outstretched hands of Cutler.

Both teams had a shot hit the crossbar in the final minutes of the second overtime.

Cassie Hayward '19 blocked the initial shot by Amherst's Hannah Guzzi but Guzzi controlled the rebound and hit the crossbar on her second attempt from five yards out. One minute later, the Continentals were rewarded a free kick and Katie McKillop '19 drilled the top pipe from 30 yards away.

Amherst had a 31-20 shot advantage and took eight corner kicks to Hamilton's six.

Hamilton is back in NESCAC action on Sunday, Oct. 8 at 11 a.m. when they host Tufts at Love Field. The Jumbos (4-2-3, 3-1-2 NESCAC) lost 1-0 to Middlebury on Saturday, their first conference loss of the season.