Hamilton College's Missy Segall '21 scored 37 seconds into the sudden-victory overtime period and lifted the Continentals to a 2-1 non-conference win against the SUNY Potsdam Bears at Hamilton's Russell Sage Rink on Tuesday night.
The Continentals (5-2 overall) have won three straight and host SUNY Oswego for another non-conference game on Friday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m.
In overtime, Segall won the opening faceoff but the puck was quickly stolen away by Potsdam. The Bears passed the puck back to Rylie Murray at the point where she took back-to-back shots that were both blocked by the diving effort of Kate Piacenza '21. The loose puck made its way to the boards where Nancy Loh '22 moved it ahead to Piacenza skating into the neutral zone. Piacenza made a drop pass to Segall at the red line and she sped into the offensive end, split the defenders, and sniped a shot into the opposite upper-right corner.
Loh has recorded at least one point in every game this season and leads Hamilton with nine points and six assists. Segall's goal was her first this season after she led the team with 11 goals and ranked 20th in Division III in rookie scoring in 2017-18.
Potsdam (3-5-2) tied the score midway through the third period when Emily Burke snapped a one-timer from the slot off a feed from Delphine Leonard at 9:00.
Karina Sirabian '21 gave Hamilton a 1-0 lead at 10:28 in the first period. Emily Walther '21 intercepted a pass in the neutral zone, skated into the offensive end for a shot on goal, and Sirabian punched in the rebound for her first goal of the season.
Sidney Molnar '22 made 11 saves, including back-to-back stops with two minutes left in the third period to keep the score tied, for her first collegiate win between the pipes for Hamilton. Potsdam's Alexa Pfeiffer matched a career-high with 51 saves.