Hamilton Women's Lax Moves On

Brian Sandler has the highlights

By Sports WKTV

CLINTON, N.Y. -- Nicole Tetreault '08 scored four goals and Kate Fowler '10 made a career-high 12 saves to help lead nationally ranked No. 4 Hamilton College past visiting Colby College, 13-6, in the second round of the NCAA Division III women's lacrosse championships at Campus Road Athletic Field on May 10.
Kaillie Briscoe '09 scored two goals and added three assists for Hamilton (18-1 overall). Liz Rave '10 scored three goals. Sarah Bray '11 scored twice and caused two turnovers. Allie Shpall '09 scooped up a game-high four ground balls. Hilary Saverin '10 collected a game-high three draw controls and scored a goal. Briscoe now has 99 points this season, which extends the program record broken earlier this year. Tetreault's 176 career points are tied for fifth-most in program history.
Kate Sheridan '09 and Becky Julian '09 led nationally ranked No. 9 Colby (13-6 overall) with two goals each. Jamie Enos '08 caused three turnovers and picked up three ground balls. Caroline Duke '10 also collected three ground balls. Lexi Crook '11 registered two draw controls. Sarah Warnke '11 made nine saves.
Colby actually notched the game's first goal when Julian scored on a free position shot with 25 minutes, 35 seconds remaining in the first half. Hamilton responded with six unanswered goals, starting with Rave's tally with 23:36 left and ending with a Bray score with 19:11 remaining.
Sheridan and Kathleen Kramer '10 then scored back-to-back goals for the Mules with 17:32 and 8:58 left, respectively, to put the game at 6-3 after one half.
The Continentals scored the first seven goals of the second half though to put the game away. Fowler made nine of her 12 saves in the second to help keep Colby at bay. The Mules scored three goals in the last 2:58 to provide the final margin.
Hamilton leads the all-time series, 3-0. This was the two schools' first meeting since 1993. The Continentals have won 21 in a row at home and 16 straight overall.  They will face nationally ranked No. 7 Middlebury College in the quarterfinals Sunday at 1:00.  Middlebury blew out No. 5 Gettysburg College in the other second round game 14-5.  The Panthers are making their 15th straight appearance in the NCAA tournament, and have reached the final four in each of the previous 14 years.

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