Buff & Blue Weekly Preview

Buff & Blue Weekly Preview

Take a look at what's going on with the Buff and Blue this week! This page will be updated through the current week and refreshed every Monday.

Men's Cross Country
Women's Cross Country
Field Hockey
Football
Women's Rowing
Men's Soccer
Women's Soccer
Volleyball

* NESCAC Contest

Men's Cross Country

HAMILTON COLLEGE SHORT COURSE TUNEUP
Saturday, Oct. 20 @ 11:30 a.m.

Last Year: Hamilton finished in 1st place out of five teams.

Who to Watch: Reilly Shew '19 finished fourth in the 5-kilometer race with a career-best 5K time of 16:27.9 last year. In the 4K race last season, Lucas Wright '21 was the individual champion with a personal-best mark of 12:40.0.

 

Women's Cross Country

HAMILTON COLLEGE SHORT COURSE TUNEUP
Saturday, Oct. 20 @ 11 a.m.

Last Year: Hamilton finished in 1st place out of four teams.

Who to Watch: During her two-year collegiate racing career, Grace Heller '19 has finished top five in in all five home races, including three first place finishes. 

 

Field Hockey

COLBY COLLEGE*
Saturday, Oct. 20 @ noon
Waterville, Maine

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Records: No. 14 Hamilton (10-3, 6-3 NESCAC) split a pair of home conference games last week. The Continentals defeated No. 16 Williams 3-2 in double overtime on Tuesday before falling 3-2 to No. 9 Bowdoin on Saturday. Colby (6-6, 2-6) is coming off a 2-1 overtime loss at No. 19 Amherst on Saturday.

Last Meeting: The Continentals defeated the Mules 3-1 on Goodfriend Field last season.

Series: 6-4 (Colby) but Hamilton has won the last three contests. 

Who to Watch: Tatiana Bradley '19 scored a career-best three goals in last year's game, and the senior captain has recorded at least one point in nine out of 13 contests this season for a total of 19 points.

 

Football

COLBY COLLEGE*
Saturday, Oct. 20 @ 1 p.m.
Waterville, Maine

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Records: Hamilton (2-3 overall) dominated Bowdoin 62-27 last Saturday on Steuben Field. Colby (0-5) lost 35-9 at Amherst last weekend.

Last Meeting: Hamilton rallied from 17 points down to defeat Colby 27-24 at home last year.

Series: 23-15 (Colby)

Who to Watch: Kenny Gray '20 was named the NESCAC Offensive Player of the Week on Monday after completing better than 74 percent (23-of-31) of his passes for 293 yards and matched a career-high with four touchdown passes against Bowdoin. He also rushed for 87 yards on eight carries (10.9 yards per carry). Colby Jones '19 was credited with a career-high 14 tackles last Saturday. Sam Thoreen '22 set a program record with eight extra points against Bowdoin, and he was a perfect 10-for-10 on PATs and field goal tries to finish the day with 14 points.

 

Women's Rowing

HEAD OF THE CHARLES
Sunday, Oct. 21 at 2:41 p.m.
Charles River; Boston, Mass.

Last Year: After starting the race in the 23rd position, Hamilton finished 10th out of 26 crews in the collegiate eights (16:47.873).

 

Men's Soccer

WILLIAMS COLLEGE*
Wednesday, Oct. 17 @ 3 p.m.
Love Field

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Records: Hamilton (7-5-1, 3-4-1 NESCAC) tied 1-1 with Bowdoin College on Saturday. Williams (7-3-2, 3-2-2) also tied Bowdoin 1-1 on Sunday after defeating Wesleyan 3-0 on Saturday. 

Last Meeting: Williams won 2-1 in Massachusetts last season.

Series: 35-2-4 (Williams)

Who to Watch: Bobby Chapman '19 scored the lone goal for Hamilton last year at Williams, and he scored his team-high third goal of the season against Bowdoin on Saturday. 

 

COLBY COLLEGE*
Saturday, Oct. 20 @ 1:30 p.m.
Waterville, Maine

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Records: Colby (5-5-2, 2-4-2 NESCAC) lost two conference games last week to Bowdoin and Amherst. The Mules host UMASS-Boston on Tuesday for a non-conference game.

Last Meeting: Hamilton dominated Colby in a 2-0 win at Love Field last year.

Series: 5-2-3 (Colby) but Hamilton has won the last three contests and have not allowed a goal to the Mules since the 2013 season.

Who to Watch:  Thomas Benson '22 continues to lead the NESCAC with 58 saves through 833+ minutes. Benson's .906 save percentage ranks him second in the conference and he is fifth with a 0.65 goals-against average.

 

Women's Soccer

MORRISVILLE STATE
Tuesday, Oct. 16 @ 4 p.m.
Morrisville, N.Y.

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Records: Hamilton (6-3-3 overall) has a 2-0-1 record in non-conference play this season. Morrisville holds an overall record of 6-8 and are 1-5 when playing outside its conference.

Last Meeting: Hamilton and Morrisville State are facing off for the first time in history. 

Who to Watch: Defender and Morrisville native, Jessie Murray '19 will be on the hunt for her first goal since the 2016 season. Murray has one goal and four assists during her Hamilton career so far. 

 

COLBY COLLEGE*
Saturday, Oct. 20 @ noon
Amherst, Mass.

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Records: The Continentals (4-3-2 NESCAC) defeated Bowdoin 2-0 on Saturday for their third straight shutout victory. Colby (4-6-1, 1-6-1 NESCAC) has lost two of the last three games, including a 1-1 tie against Bowdoin on Oct. 7.

Last Meeting: Hamilton outshot Colby 25-6 and posted a 2-0 win on Love Field last year. 

Series: Hamilton has won the last three contests to even the series at 4-4-1.

Who to Watch: Alex Fontana '20 racked up four points in two wins last week, increasing her season total to 10. Fontana has scored or assisted on each of the Continentals' last five goals. She currently leads the team and ranks fourth in the NESCAC with four assists.

 

Volleyball

WHEATON COLLEGE [Mass.]
Friday, Oct. 19 @ 7 p.m.
Volleyball Hall of Fame Induction Tournament @ Amherst College; Amherst, Mass.

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Records: Hamilton (6-10 overall) is coming off a 3-0 non-conference victory over Lesley University on Saturday afternoon after falling in four sets to NESCAC-opponent Trinity College on Saturday morning. Wheaton (21-3) has won two straight after being swept by Babson and are ranked fifth in the New England Women's Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC). 

Last Meeting: Wheaton won 3-1 at the tournament last year. 

Series: 3-0 (Wheaton)

Who to Watch:  Giuliana Rankin '20 averaged 2.00 kills and 1.00 block per set in three matches last week. Rankin leads the team in kills (137), kills per set (2.45) and points (152). 

 

WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE (WPI)
Saturday, Oct. 20 @ 9 a.m.
Volleyball Hall of Fame Induction Tournament @ Amherst College; Amherst, Mass.

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Records: WPI (18-4) was swept by St. Lawrence on Saturday to snap a nine-match winning streak. The Engineers are sixth in the NEWMAC standings. 

Last Meeting: Hamilton and WPI have never met on the court before. 

 

WELLESLEY COLLEGE
Saturday, Oct. 20 @ 1 p.m.
Volleyball Hall of Fame Induction Tournament @ Amherst College; Amherst, Mass.

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Records: Wellesley (15-3) has won four straight following a 3-0 loss at nationally ranked No. 4 Johnson & Wales on Oct. 4. The Blue are fourth in the NEWMAC standings. 

Last Meeting: Wellesley won in three sets at the tournament last year

Series: 1-0 (Wellesley)