Women's hockey falls in conference game to Continentals

WATERVILLE, Maine -- Despite a goal and an assist from Colby College's Lauren Klein, Hamilton College broke a 1-1 tie with three goals in the second period on the way to a 4-2 victory over the Mules in NESCAC women's hockey Friday night at Alfond Rink.

Hamilton (3-2 overall, 2-1 NESCAC) and the Mules (2-1, 2-1) will play again Saturday at 3 p.m.
 
Game highlights
* The Continentals had the lone goal of the first period with 3:44 remaining. The Mules were trying to make a clear out of the right corner, but the puck deflected off the board directly to Mya Berretta. She skated in front, was patient, and found the back of the net.
 
* The Mules wasted little time in tying the game at 2:33 of the second period. Colby had put plenty of pressure on Hamilton in its own zone and the hard work paid off. Klein (pictured) hit a high shot that was gloved down by a Hamilton defender, but the puck deflected off of Moira Mullaney's stick to a charging Colleen Donoghue, who scored her first collegiate goal.
 
* Hamilton scored just 2:04 after Colby's goal to go ahead for good. Michaela Giuttari was coming around the goal and left the puck for Nancy Loh, who gathered the puck at the left post and had her shot deflect in during a scrum in front.
 
* Giuttari won a face-off to start Hamilton's third goal. With the play coming across the ice, Loh managed to poke a puck to Giuttari for a shot from the left side. Kate Piacenza deflected the shot for the score.
 
* The Continentals added a give-and-go goal at 17:34 of the second period for a 4-1 margin. Andrea Rockey pushed a pass to Maddie Beitler, who immediately gave it back to Rockey going toward the goal. Rockey lifted a backhand shot for the score.
 
* The Mules scored just 2:39 into the third period for the final goal of the game. Mullaney came around the net and found Klein on the right side at a bad angle. However, Klein ripped a shot anyway from the tough angle for the goal.
 
By the numbers
* Sammy Johnson stopped 22 shots for Hamilton, while Cierra San Roman made 19 saves.
 
* The Mules did have a 30-25 advantage in face-off wins, with Klein winning 15 of her 22 draws.
 
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