Hamilton College's Bella Roselli '22 recorded a goal and an assist for a personal-best three points and the Continentals defeated The Sage Colleges 4-1 in a non-conference game at Hamilton's cold and rain-soaked Love Field on Tuesday afternoon.
Hamilton (9-4-1 overall) did not allow a single shot throughout the entire first half and outshot the Gators 37-6 overall. The Continentals concluded their 2019 non-conference schedule with a perfect 5-0 record and remained unbeaten against Sage (17-0-1).
Rylie Mutton '23 opened the scoring in the 24th minute. Kayleigh Harris '20 controlled the ball along the left side of the box and passed backward to Mutton who blasted a shot from the top of the box into the upper-right corner.
Roselli doubled Hamilton's lead less than six minutes later at 29:44. Cat Gambino '21 intercepted a goal kick and quickly fed a centering pass to Harris charging into the box. The Gators blocked Harris' shot and tried to clear the ball out of danger, but Roselli denied the attempt and fired a low shot past a diving Kallan Shertzer (13 saves). Hamilton took a 2-0 lead into the break.
Sage (7-8-0) avoided the shutout in the 53rd minute. Maegan Villa gobbled up a loose ball at midfield and sent a ball through the Hamilton defenders to Hallie Klosterman who snuck behind the line for a left-footed shot past the reach of Rachel Pike '21 (2 saves).
Alex Fontana '20 netted her 10th career goal in the 85th minute for Hamilton's final tally. Gambino settled the ball at midfield and immediately passed up the gut to Roselli who one-touched the ball into the right side of the goal area. Fontana made a sliding kick and the ball sailed into the upper-left corner.
The Continentals wrap up the regular season with a NESCAC match at Connecticut College on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 11:30 a.m. Hamilton (4-4-1 NESCAC) and Conn. College (9-3-1, 4-3-1 NESCAC) are tied for fifth place in the conference standings. The Camels are receiving votes in the United Soccer Coaches Division III Top 25 poll and the D3soccer.com Top 25 poll.