CLINTON, N.Y.--The Hamilton College women's soccer team opened a weekend home series with a 3-0 loss to visiting Connecticut College Saturday at Love Field. The defending NESCAC champion Camels are ranked 22nd nationally.
Caroline Kelleher scored all three goals for the Camels (6-0-0 overall, 2-0-0 NESCAC).
She opened the scoring less than five minutes in, knocking in a rebound of a shot take by Alex Baltazar. Hamilton goaltender Emily Dumont '18 made the initial save at the near post, but the ball bounced back to Kelleher about five yards from the goal line and she shot back into the empty right side of the cage. It was Baltazar's league leading 16th point of the season.
Kelleher took advantage of a well-placed pass from Michelle Medina 20 minutes later, receiving the ball about 10 yards away, then eluding a defender before chipping a shot over Dumont's hands that hit the bottom of the crossbar and bounced straight down before winding up in the net. Medina sits atop the NESCAC with six assists.
The Camels closed out the scoring early in the second period. A cross to the near post was headed away by a Hamilton defender, leading to a scrum in front of the net. Kelleher wound up with possession at the far post and scored with a shoulder-high shot.
Bryanna Montalvo stopped all six shots she faced for the Camels.
The Camels will host Colby College tomorrow morning for an 11:30 a.m. NESCAC game on Tempel Green.