Camels Skate to 1-1 Draw with Hamilton for 2nd Straight Day: Izzi Pots 10th Goal of Season

Camels Skate to 1-1 Draw with Hamilton for 2nd Straight Day: Izzi Pots 10th Goal of Season

CLINTON, N.Y.--The Hamilton College women's hockey team wrapped up its season Saturday afternoon, playing visiting Connecticut College to a 1-1 overtime tie for the second day in a row. The teams will meet next weekend in the quarterfinal round of the NESCAC Championship; the third-seeded Camels will host the sixth-seeded Continentals Saturday at a time to be determined.

Hannah Bartlett '16, one of six Hamilton seniors who played in her final regular-season game at Russell Sage Rink, scored the lone Continental goal and Sam Walther '18 made 25 saves.

Hamilton finishes the season 11-9-4 overall and 5-7-4 in the NESCAC; the Continentals clinched a winning season (their first since 2013) with the tie. The Camels stretched their unbeaten streak to eight to close with a record of 14-7-3 with an 8-5-3 conference mark.

Bartlett, who also scored Hamilton's goal in Friday's 1-1 tie, finishes the season with a team-leading 16 goals. She ranks third in the NESCAC.

Her goal – the 29th of her career – came off a turnover late in the second period. She stole the puck from a Camel at the right face-off circle and lifted a shot over the shoulder of Connecticut College goaltender Katherine Chester.

The Camels tied the score 7:51 into the third on a goal by Stephanie Izzi. Izzi was set up by Jordan Cross, who took a pass from Paige Michel.

Chester finished with 22 saves.

Hamilton, who successfully killed off six Camel power plays in the series, hadn't played consecutive ties since Nov. 28 and 29, 2009.

The Continentals will be making their 14th NESCAC Championship appearance in the past 15 seasons.

The Camels will be hosting their second consecutive quarterfinal and have earned their highest seeding (third).