Hamilton 3, Connecticut College 1 MacGillivray Supplies First Half Score for Camels

Hamilton 3, Connecticut College 1 MacGillivray Supplies First Half Score for Camels

CLINTON, N.Y. -- Michaela Giuttari '20 had a hand in all three Hamilton College goals and the Continentals posted a 3-1 NESCAC win against the Connecticut College Camels at Hamilton's Goodfriend Field on Saturday afternoon.

Giuttari finished with two goals and an assist and doubled her season point total from five coming into the afternoon to a team-high 10. Sarah Stinebaugh '19 scored her second goal this year and the third of her collegiate career. Julia Booth '19 made three saves in her fifth start in five games. 

The Continentals (2-3, 1-2 NESCAC) picked up their first conference win this season and improved their lead in the all-time series to 4-2 with their third straight victory against Connecticut College. All four goals were scored in the first 25 minutes.

Bryn MacGillivray notched her first goal this year for the Camels. It was the fifth score of her career. Ryley van der Velde stopped seven shots and Courtney Peyko was credited with a defensive save with about three minutes left in the second half.

Hamilton grabbed a 1-0 lead 5:07 into the first half following a penalty corner. Emma Anderson '17 inserted the ball on the corner and after a couple nice passes by the Continentals, 2015 all-American Eva Rosencrans '17 had possession in front of the cage. Rosencrans took a whack at the ball and it squirted to the right past van der Velde. Giuttari was behind the goalie and redirected the ball into the back of the cage. The assist was the ninth of Rosencrans' career and she is second all-time at Hamilton with 91 points. 

Connecticut College tied the score with 16:26 left in the half on their own corner. Meghan Lembo inserted the ball and it was stopped by Colbi Vaillancourt, who redirected it to the left to MacGillivray for a blast from the edge of the circle. A defender deflected the ball up and over Booth's pad and the score was 1-1.

The Continentals called a timeout to regroup and they reaped the benefits right away as Stinebaugh put Hamilton back in the lead just 66 seconds after the Camels had tied the score. After a scramble in front of Van der Velde, Giuttari touched the ball over to Stinebaugh, who scored on an open cage. 

Giuttari gave the Continentals a two-goal cushion with 9:56 remaining in the first half. Following a corner, Margaret Revera '18 had the ball on the left side of the circle. Revera sent a crisp pass to Giuttari at the right post and she one-timed it into the cage. For Revera, the assist was the seventh of her Hamilton career.

Neither team scored any goals in the second half but the Continentals controlled the action. Hamilton held a 10-3 shot advantage and was awarded six corners to none for Connecticut College in the final 35 minutes. Booth needed to make only one save after the break.

The Camels return home to take on Colby in conference action on Sunday at 1 p.m.