Hamilton women stay unbeaten

By Sports WKTV/Hamilton College

CLINTON, N.Y. -- Anne Graveley '11 scored three goals and assisted on another to lead nationally ranked No. 3 Hamilton College to a 19-4 rout of St. Lawrence University in a Liberty League women's lacrosse game at Hamilton's Steuben Field on April 9.

Hamilton (9-0 overall, 3-0 Liberty) won its 29th straight game at home. The Continentals played their first eight games of 2010 on the road or at neutral sites.

Sarah Bray '11 was all over the field for Hamilton with two goals, three assists, five ground balls, two draw controls and four caused turnovers. Bray leads the team with 23 assists and 38 points. Audrey Nebergall '10 and Libby Schultz '12 chipped in two goals and one assist apiece. Liz Rave '10, Ashley Allen '12 and Hannah Hoar '13 added two goals each. Rave leads the Continentals with 20.

Hamilton's Kate Fowler '10 made four saves and picked up four ground balls before she gave way to Sam Elie '12 in the second half. Elie stopped three shots in the final 19 minutes.

Paige Powell '12 paced St. Lawrence (7-2, 1-1) with two goals and a game-high four draw controls. Margie Bailey '12 added a goal and three caused turnovers. Anna Marchand '11 turned away seven shots and collected three ground balls.

The Continentals scored the first six goals and never trailed. Six different players scored in the game-opening run. After a goal on a free-position shot by Powell stopped the bleeding with 15:17 left in the half, Hamilton ran off three more goals for a 9-1 lead.

Bailey tallied the Saints' second goal of the afternoon on another free-position shot with 4:09 remaining. The Continentals closed out the half with three straight goals for a 12-2 lead at the break. Bray had the last two, including a nice goal with 3.6 seconds left. St. Lawrence didn't score again until less than nine minutes remained in the second half.

Hamilton held a 32-18 shot advantage and picked up 28 ground balls to 18 for the Saints. The Continentals owned a 14-11 edge in draw controls and limited St. Lawrence to 10 successful clears out of 19 attempts.

Hamilton has won the last six meetings with the Saints and leads the all-time series, 18-11. The Continentals host Clarkson University for another league game on Saturday, April 10. St. Lawrence travels to William Smith College on Saturday.

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