Field hockey tops Knights in night game

Field hockey tops Knights in night game

The Hamilton College field hockey team picked up its first win of the season Tuesday night at SUNY Geneseo, holding off the host Knights 3-1. Hamilton is now 1-2 on the year.

Michaela Giuttari '20
picked up the first three points of her career and the Continentals outshot Geneseo 11-5.

Giuttari assisted on Hamilton's first goal and scored the second. She helped the visitors take a 1-0 lead 14:50 into the first half, setting up Sarah Stinebaugh '19 for the game winner. She sent a through ball at the goal from the left side and Stinebaugh tipped it into the net for her first goal of the season and the second of her career.

In the second half, the teams traded goals in a span of 3:04 midway through the period. Giuttari put the Continentals up 2-0 with her first goal, collecting a loose ball at midfield and dribbling to the Geneseo net and sending it past goaltender Nicole Gregg at the 50:18 mark.

The winless Knights (0-5) got on the board just over three minutes later, turning one of their four penalty corners into a goal. Giovanna Fasanello scored on a strike that was set up by a pass from Morgan Maley.

Eva Rosencrans '17 added an insurance goal with just over seven minutes left, converting a penalty corner for her third goal of the season. She raised her career totals to 40 goals and 88 points; Rosencrans is second on Hamilton's all-time list in both categories.

Julia Booth '19 turned away three shots to earn the win in goal.

Hamilton opens its home season Saturday, hosting a NESCAC game against Trinity College at 11 a.m. The game will be the Continentals' first since their facility was named Goodfriend Field earlier this year.