Hartford, Conn. – Freshman forward Hyla Mosher (Hudson, Quebec) scored the game's only goal 58 seconds into the second overtime to lead the visiting Hamilton College Continentals to 1-0 victory over the Trinity College Bantams in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) women's soccer action this afternoon. Trinity fall to 3-6-1 overall and 2-4 in the NESCAC, while the Continentals improve to 8-2-1 overall and 4-2-1 in the league with their fifth win in a row. Trinity will visit NESCAC rival Connecticut College on Tuesday, October 15 at 3 p.m. and Hamilton hosts league foe Tufts, ranked No. 13 in the nation, tomorrow at 11 a.m.
Both teams had early changes during the scoreless first half. Trinity sophomore forward Whitney Hoban (Winnetka, Ill.) headed a ball off a corner kick by junior Amelia Kroschwitz (Byfield, Mass.) that was stopped by a Hamilton defender behind the goalie in the 30th minute. Hamilton also had an early shot saved by a back behind Trinity sophomore goalie Jen Stuart (Newburyport, Mass.), and Stuart added consecutive diving stops on Continental shots by Rose McCullough (Falls Church, Va.) and Cat Gambino (Westbury, N.Y.) a few minutes later. Hamilton finished with a 9-to-2 shooting edge in the opening stanza.
Trinity's closest chance in the second half came on a hard shot from the left wing by rookie forward Julianna Kennedy (Andover, Mass.) in the 76th minute, while Stuart made three of her 12 saves in the final 10 minutes of regulation and one in the first overtime. The game-winner came on a free kick by Continental rookie Rylie Mutton (Tiverton, R.I.) that was played off the head perfectly by Mosher. Junior Rachel Pike (Los Angeles, Calif.) made three saves for Hamilton, as the visitors finished with a 19-to-4 shooting advantage