Hamilton ties Williams

By WKTV Sports/Hamilton College

CLINTON, N.Y. (WKTV) - Liza Gergenti recorded her third shutout in four games as Hamilton College and Williams College played to a 0-0 tie in a NESCAC game at Hamilton’s Love Field on Oct. 2.

Gergenti made five saves for her 12th career shutout, including four stops in the second half. Laura Wann  and Hannah Van Wetter combined to make five saves for the Ephs. Wann started the game with Van Wetter relieving her at the half for the final 65 minutes.

This marked the first trip for Williams to Love Field.

Hamilton (6-1-1 overall, 4-1-1 NESCAC) had multiple opportunities to take the lead in the first half. In the 10th minute, Halle Becker’s shot from just outside the box sailed by the upper right corner. Ten minutes later a shot by Rebecca Rees  was punched out of bounds by a diving Wann to preserve the scoreless game.

The Continentals controlled the ball for most of the first half and held a 9-4 shot advantage.
Rees almost gave Hamilton the lead again in the 60th minute when her shot hit the left post. Lauren Brady ’14 corralled the rebound, but her put back was caught by Van Wetter.

The Ephs (5-2-1, 4-0-1) maintained possession for the final minutes of the second half and had shots on goal from Hayley Cook and Chelsea Davies, but Gergenti made two saves to send the game into overtime.

Hamilton out shot Williams 3-1 in the two overtime periods but couldn’t capitalize on the advantage. In the first sudden-victory overtime, Becker’s shot went wide, missing the upper left corner this time.

Both teams were listed at receiving votes in the national Division III Top 25 coaches poll that was released on Oct. 2.

The Continentals continue NESCAC play when they travel to nationally-ranked No. 7 Middlebury College on Saturday, Oct. 6. Williams stays on the road when they travel to nationally-ranked No. 5 Amherst College.


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