No. 18 field hockey blanks SUNY Oneonta in non-conference action

Eva Rosencrans '17 (Michael P. Doherty photo)
Eva Rosencrans '17 (Michael P. Doherty photo)

Nationally ranked No. 18 Hamilton College posted a 3-0 victory against non-conference opponent SUNY Oneonta in the Continentals' first game this year as a ranked team at Hamilton's Goodfriend Field on Tuesday.

Eva Rosencrans '17 became the first Continental field hockey player to score 50 career goals as Hamilton (9-4 overall) won its fourth straight game and eighth in its last nine. Julia Booth '19 didn't have to make a save to post her third shutout this year and the fifth of her career.

Six Continentals notched either a goal or an assist as Hamilton dominated the action. The Continentals enjoyed a 29-2 shot advantage and they were awarded 13 penalty corners to none for the Red Dragons.

Margaret Revera '18 nearly gave Hamilton a 1-0 lead with about 16 minutes left in the first half when her shot following a penalty corner banged off the left post. About two minutes later, the Continentals finally scored on their ninth shot after another penalty corner. Rosencrans settled the ball on the left side after a pass from Caroline Ames '17 and cracked a shot from about 10 yards out with 14:58 remaining. Ames has two assists this year and five for her career.

Hamilton owned a 15-0 shot advantage in the opening 35 minutes. Oneonta (3-9) has scored just four goals in the first half all year.

The Continentals continued to dictate play in the second half. Lizzie Clarke '20 scored her second goal this year with 19:03 to go following another penalty corner. Emma Anderson '17 inserted the ball to Liz Wagenbach '18, who stopped it and pushed it to the right to Clarke for a blast from the edge of the circle. It's the third assist this year for both Anderson and Wagenbach. Anderson has eight career helpers and Wagenbach has four.

Revera clinched the victory on her second goal this year and the sixth of her career with just 3:28 left following yet another penalty corner. Rosencrans passed over to Revera on the left side and she unloaded a shot from about 12 yards out that hugged the turf until it reached the back of the cage. Rosencrans leads Hamilton with 13 goals and 30 points.

Cassandra Miller made 15 saves for the Red Dragons. The Continentals have won the last three meetings with Oneonta by a combined score of 12-2.

Hamilton travels to Waterville, Maine, for its last conference game of the regular season at Colby on Saturday, Oct. 22 at noon. A win against the Mules could clinch a home game in the NESCAC Championship quarterfinals for the Continentals. The Red Dragons return home for a SUNYAC contest against SUNY Cortland on Friday, Oct. 21.