Senior goaltender Sarah Grundy's (Montpelier, VT) eight saves are not enough as The Hamilton College field hockey team outlasts Wesleyan University 3-0 in NESCAC action from Clinton, NY. With the win, the Continentals improve to 6-2 overall and 3-2 in the NESCAC, while the Cardinals drop to 3-6, and 1-3 in conference play.
Hamilton's junior Merisa Dion started the scoring on a feed from classmate Eva Rosencrans who collected a loose ball in front of the net and fed Dion for the finish, giving the Continentals a 1-0 just 4:11 into the opening half.
Then it was Rosencrans who beat Grundy at the 17:52 mark for her eight goal of the season, giving Hamilton a 2-0 advantage.
In the early stages of the second half, Hamilton's Casey Brown picked up Hamilton's final goal. She took a pass from Dion that traveled across the goal line and deposited it into the net. Brown, who assisted on Rosencrans' goal, now has five goals this season.
Hamilton's freshman keeper Julie Booth, made 13 saves to record her second shutout on the year.
The Continentals outshot Wesleyan 17-14, and tallied 10 penalty corners to the Cardinals five.
Wesleyan hosts Colby on Saturday Oct. 10 in a NESCAC battle, while the Continentals welcome in 12-ranked Tufts on Sunday Oct. 4.