WATERVILLE, Maine -- Meredith Keenan scored for the Colby College field hockey team, but Hamilton College remained hot with a 4-1 NESCAC victory Saturday at Bill Alfond Field.
Colby is still alive for the eighth and final NESCAC playoff spot. The Mules (6-8, 2-7 NESCAC) play at Bates College on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Bobcats are 3-6 in the league and Connecticut College is 2-7. If the Mules beat Bates and Connecticut College defeats Wesleyan, there would be a three-way tie at 3-7 for the final spot.
The Continentals led 3-0 at halftime and all three goals came in the opening 25 minutes. Michaela Giuttari scored at 8:27 when she stuffed in her own rebound after goalkeeper Riley Whitmyer made a nice stop. The play started off a long pass from Lizzie Clarke.
Emma Anderson made it 3-0 at 24:05 of the first half. After taking a penalty corner, Anderson stepped back out on the field and tipped in a shot by Lizzie Clarke.
Keenan scored the lone goal for Colby with 5:39 to play. Hamilton failed to clear a ball and Keenan ripped a shot from just inside the circle.