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#13 Hamilton College 12 Connecticut College 2 Balzotti Nets Team-Leading 30th Goal of Season for Camels

#13 Hamilton College 12 Connecticut College 2 Balzotti Nets Team-Leading 30th Goal of Season for Camels

NEW LONDON, Conn.--Senior Nora Klemmer (Sherborn, Mass.) and Kara Pooley (Wexford, Pa.) scored three goals each to lead the 13th ranked Hamilton College women's lacrosse team to a 12-2 victory against Connecticut College today. 

The Continentals improved their record to 9-4 with their third straight victory and are 7-2 in NESCAC. They are currently sitting in third place in the conference standings. The Camels fell to 1-10 and are 0-8 in conference action.

Senior Morgan Fletcher (Wayland, Mass.) and Darby Philbrick (Alexandria, Va.) netted two goals each for the winning side. Sophomore Hannah Burrell (Geneva, N.Y.) made two saves in the opening half of action for the visitors. Senior Hannah Rubin (Atherton, Calif.) made one stop in relief duty. 

Connecticut College senior Tina Balzotti (Duxbury, Mass.) netted her team-leading 30th goal of the season in the opening half of action. Classmate Hannah Donegan (Great Falls, Va.) contributed with the assist to move to within three points of 100 in her career.  Jamie Navoni (Natick, Mass.) chipped in with a second half goal for the Camels with senior Lacey Hale (Winchester, Mass.) assisting on the marker.

Hamilton set the tone early, taking the lead for good with a goal from Fletcher just 34 seconds into regulation. The visitors enjoyed a 7-0 advantage after Pooley put in her second goal of the half with 16:35 remaining. 

The Camels scored two of the next three goals to pull to within 8-2. Connecticut College was more composed on defense in the second half but could not get any closer. With 20:56 remaining, the Continentals tacked on a key insurance goal when Alex Hendry (Plainsboro, N.J.) made a nice feed to Pooley from behind the cage that resulted in a goal. The visitors continued to pull away for the 12-2 win.

Connecticut College sophomore Jackie Cooney (San Rafael, Calif.) continues to develop her game on defense. Cooney corralled five ground balls today to go with a caused turnover. 

Meghan Raskin (Westwood, Mass.) turned aside nine Hamilton shots in a solid effort between the pipes.

Hamilton will visit Ithaca Wednesday night for a 5:00 p.m. game in the Empire State.

The Camels will visit Mount Holyoke Tuesday for a 6:30 p.m. game in South Hadley, Mass