No. 18 field hockey defeats St. Lawrence for third win in a row


Hamilton College scored three goals in the second half and the Continentals recorded a 3-1 non-conference win against the St. Lawrence University Saints at St. Lawrence’s North Country Field on Tuesday.

Season Update

Nationally ranked No. 18 Hamilton improved to 6-3 overall with his third straight win. The Saints, who are members of the Liberty League, dipped to 4-6 with their fourth consecutive loss.

How It Happened

  • A scoreless first half had some close calls as both teams buzzed around the cage. St. Lawrence’s Mayson Blondek had a shot clang off the left post late in the first quarter.
  • Katrina Randall was forced to make a defensive save on a shot by the Continentals’ Claire Tratnyek ’26 early in the second quarter. Hamilton’s Maura Holden ’23 returned the favor with another defensive save on a shot by Suzanne L’Hommedieu with about five minutes left in the second.
  • After a penalty corner by the Continentals and a shot that was saved by the Saints’ goalkeeper, Hamilton was awarded a penalty stroke 2:50 into the third quarter. Delaney Grace ’25 did the honors and gave the Continentals a 1-0 lead.
  • Hamilton made it 2-0 with 8:56 left in the third. Tratnyek smacked a shot from the right wing during a penalty corner and the goalkeeper kicked it away. Camille Donaghey ’23 eventually controlled the loose ball near the end line and to the right of the cage. Donaghey swept the ball towards the cage and Lilly Truchon ’26 tapped it over the goal line from the right post.
  • The Continentals clinched the win with 4:30 remaining in the fourth quarter. Bridget O’Brien ’24 inserted the ball on a penalty corner and got it back near the goal line and left of the cage. O’Brien’s centering pass was deflected but not stopped by a St. Lawrence player, and Holden controlled the ball. She turned and scored on a quick shot from near the penalty stroke dot.
  • Hamilton’s Abby Griffin ’26 lost her bid for her first collegiate shutout with just 1:34 to go when Cricket Barnes scored following a penalty corner.

Notes

  • Grace scored her third goal in as many games and tallied the Continentals’ first penalty stroke goal this year.
  • Truchon is tied for the team lead with four goals.
  • Donaghey picked up her first career assist at Hamilton.
  • Holden tallied here 16th career goal and first defensive save this season.
  • Griffin made six saves in her ninth start this year. She has a 1.64 goals against average and .700 save percentage in 547-plus minutes.
  • The Continentals owned a 15-9 shot advantage, including 6-0 in the third quarter, and were awarded 16 penalty corners to the Saints’ four.
  • Hamilton has won five in a row against St. Lawrence dating back to 2009.

Next Game

The Continentals host No. 14 Bates College for a NESCAC clash on Saturday, Oct. 8 to 11 am

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