Hamilton College scored their first six goals against Bates College Bobcats at Vithium Field in Hamilton on Saturday afternoon as the Continentals raced to a 10-4 NESCAC victory.
The Continentals (6-4, 3-4 NESCAC) ended the first quarter 3-0, 6-1 at half, and 9-2 after three. Going to Hamilton Road for another conference game at Williams College on Wednesday 13 April at 5pm
Bates (0-10, 0-7) are still looking for their first win of the 2022 season. Bobcats have won the last four meetings with the Continentals. Bates won 18 of the 29 clear attempts.
Brit Defoe ’22 Hamilton led the attack with four goals, drawing at 16th 3.1 points per game at NESCAC. Rowan Brumbo ’23 And Justin Pearl ’25 He scored two goals and one assist.
Seamus Fagan ’23 He shone on goal again with 15 saves, four ground balls and two turnovers. Michael Scoleri ’24 He won 9 of 16 encounters and scooped up six ground balls. Troy Pollock ’25 He scored his sixth goal and took five ground balls. Jaime Wild ’25 Two out of 10 Continentals accounted for the turnover.
Will Shinabek jumped on Bobcottes with two goals, Jack Luserrian contributed one goal and one assist, and Jake Johnson was credited with a pair of assists. Jack Dust brought five ground balls to the team, while Liam Orifisi led the way with three turnovers. Spencer Wood stopped 13 shots.
The Continentals took a 6-0 lead through goals from five different players. With 8:27 left in the first quarter, Brumbo smashed the ice and Defoe made it 2-0 with 3:48 left. Will Hehr ’25 He scored his third goal in exactly two minutes.
Pollock scored 1:37 in the second quarter. In one feed, Defoe raised the score to 6-0 Tim Somer ’22 3:29 left. With a score of 1:36, Skinabek brought Bates to the scoreboard.
The Continentals were flagged for holding on as time ran out in the second quarter, scoring the only man-up goal of the Loserion Day in 12 seconds in the third quarter. Bobcatz failed to score again until the fourth half.
Only Pearl, Defoe and Brombog scored in the third quarter, and Hamilton maintained a seven – goal lead in the final 15 minutes. The Continents retained a 51-39 shot, including 18-9 in the third, raising 39 ground balls to 35 for the Bates.
Defoe and Brumbo have 19 goals apiece, tied for the team lead, and Defoe has 12 assists. Scoleri racked up 38 ground balls and scored 62 percent of 176 encounters. Mark Welch ’22 Led to a team-high 14 turnover.