Women's hockey scores one goal in NESCAC loss at Trinity

Photo by Josh McKee
Photo by Josh McKee

The Trinity College Bantams scored two goals in the first period and defeated the Hamilton College Continentals 3-1 in NESCAC action at Trinity's Albert Creighton Williams '64 Rink on Saturday afternoon.

The teams played to a 1-1 overtime tie on Friday night in Hartford. The Bantams are 5-0-1 in their last six games.

The Continentals' lone goal came from Emily Williams '19 in the second period. Shots were fairly even with 29 for Hamilton and 28 for Trinity. Despite having four power-play opportunities to the Bantams' one, the Continentals struggled to convert on multiple chances.

Trinity's Taylor Shelden buried a rebound to take a 1-0 lead 3:38 into the first period. Just over seven minutes later, Caelin Flaherty picked up the puck just outside Hamilton's defensive blue line. A two-on-one developed for Trinity but Flaherty finished the job herself, putting one past netminder Gab Venne '22 (25 saves) for a 2-0 cushion.

The Continentals (8-4-1, 3-2-1 NESCAC) applied plenty of pressure in the second period. Michaela Giuttari '20 had two strong opportunities in the middle of the period, the first on a breakaway and the second a follow-up shot, but the puck would not go in. Lexi Takashima '22 hit the post with a shot late in the period.

Williams lit the lamp with her first goal of the season and cut Trinity's lead in half at 15:02 of the second period. Emily Walther '21 collected the puck from Timary Malley '20 on the right side of the blue line and took a few steps in before throwing it to the net. Bantams goaltender Kai-Lilly Karpman (28 saves) stopped the shot, only to feed the rebound to an unattended Williams beneath the left circle. Williams wasted no time burying the puck.

Hamilton went on the power play just two minutes later, but the puck did not bounce the Continentals' way. Trinity (7-4-1, 4-3-1) finished off the scoring 5:17 into the third when Katie Marsden slapped one past Venne.

On Tuesday Jan. 15 the women travel to neighboring Morrisville to play Morrisville State College at 3 p.m. for a non-conference game. The Continentals edged Morrisville State 2-1 in their first meeting this season back on Nov. 20, 2018. Nancy Loh '22, now the team's leader in goals with seven, scored her first collegiate goal in that November matchup.

-- Release by Julia Booth '19