Women's hockey defeats Trinity with three-goal third period

Hyla Mosher '23 (Josh McKee photo)
Hyla Mosher '23 (Josh McKee photo)

Hamilton College's Hyla Mosher '23 scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period and the Continentals posted a 5-2 NESCAC win against the Trinity College Bantams at Hamilton's Russell Sage Rink on Saturday afternoon.

The Continentals (8-6-0, 4-4 NESCAC) swept the weekend series against Trinity and won for the fourth time in five games. Hamilton scored three goals in the third period -- even strength, power play and empty net. The Continentals, who edged the Bantams 3-2 in overtime on Friday, held a 36-26 shot advantage including 15-5 in the third period.

Mosher finished with a goal and an assist and Michaela Giuttari '20 was credited with two helpers. Giuttari leads the conference with 12 assists and is second with 17 points. Missy Segall '21 scored her fifth goal and won 14 of 23 faceoffs. Sidney Molnar '22 made 14 of her 24 saves in the first period and had the secondary assist on the power-play goal. Molnar (2.06 GAA, .913 save pct.) won for the second time in as many days. Katherine Solohub '23 registered an assist for her first point at Hamilton.

Trinity (5-7-2, 0-6-0) is still searching for its first conference win. Kai-Lilly Karpman stopped 31 shots in the losing effort.

Maddie Beitler '21 gave the Continentals a 1-0 lead at 5:36 of the first period. Giuttari stole the puck in the neutral zone along the left-side boards and weaved around defenders into the right faceoff circle. She flipped a backhand across the slot to Beitler near the left post and she lifted a one-timer over the sprawling Karpman.

Camille von Steinber tied the score for the Bantams on a wrist shot from above the right faceoff circle at 12:14 of the first. Timary Malley '20 put Hamilton back in the lead with 1:38 left in the period. Nancy Loh '22 smacked a one-timer from the left faceoff circle that Karpman blocked but didn't control and Malley poked the loose puck into the net.

Alex Sinson drew Trinity even again with a wrist shot from the point at 8:39 of the second period. The score remained tied until Mosher's goal at 4:52 of the third. Solohub kept the Bantams from clearing the puck out of the Continentals' offensive zone and played it along the left-side boards. Mosher collected the puck and fired a wrist shot from the left faceoff circle that struck Karpman and trickled across the goal line.

Jess Haviland '21 made it 4-2 at 7:25 of the period with a power-play goal. Giuttari skated with the puck from behind her own goal line, shrugged off three defenders through the neutral zone and passed the puck off the left-side boards to herself. Giuttari caught up to it below the left faceoff circle and threaded a pass through the crease to Haviland at the right post where she stuffed the puck into the net.

Trinity pulled Karpman for an extra skater with a little more than a minute remaining in regulation. Segall gained control of the puck deep in her defensive zone and skated towards the left-side boards until she reached the red line. She swept a wrist shot from there that glided along the ice and into the empty net with 49 seconds to go.

Hamilton makes the short trip to Utica to play Utica College in a non-conference contest at Adirondack Bank Center at the Utica Memorial Auditorium on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m.