Hamilton College 1, Connecticut College 0
Christopher Makes 25 Saves for Camels
NEW LONDON, Conn.--Emily Baxter (Stuart, Fla.) scored the only goal of the game in the second period as Hamilton College (10-9-3, 4-7-3) earned a 1-0 shutout victory against Connecticut College (7-13-2, 4-8-2) at Dayton Arena Saturday. With the win, the Continentals hold on to sixth place in the NESCAC standings and will carry a critical one-point lead over the Camels into the final regular season weekend of play.
Junior forward Christie Sharlow (Potsdam, N.Y.) made the key play that led to the goal at 9:58 of the middle period. Sharlow was able to win a battle for a puck behind the goal. She snapped a pass out in front to Baxter, who buried a one-timer in the slot for the difference maker.
Rookie net-minder Becca Hazlett (Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.) stopped 41 shots in her second shutout of the season. Connecticut College senior Sara Christopher (Andover, Mass.) turned back 25 shots in the loss for the hosts.
The Camels held a pre-game ceremony to salute the five members of their senior class as they played their final home game in New London. Sarah Napoli (Barrington, R.I.), Erin Davey (Nashua, N.H.), Rachel Lindmark (Andover, Mass.), Cookie Smith (Framingham, Mass.) and Sara Christopher have each done their part to elevate the program to a competitive level in the region.
The Camels will be making their third consecutive appearance in the NESCAC Women´s Hockey Championship. Quarterfinal match ups will be played Saturday, Feb. 27.
Christopher posted the 1400th save of her career in the third period and needs 48 stops to pass Lauren Mellen ´09, who is in third place on the all-time leader list with 1454 saves. With her 31 goals, Davey ranks second on the program´s all-time leader list. Karyn Nelson ´00 holds the school record with 38 markers. Lindmark is the team´s leading active point scorer with 43 points on 17 goals and 26 assists.
February 13, 2010