Ashleigh Corvi '13 Turns in Solid Effort Between the Pipes but Hamilton Skates off with 3-0 NESCAC Win
Hamilton scored a pair of late third period goals, the final one into an empty net, to pad a tenuous 1-0 advantage to come away with a 3-0 NESCAC victory over Wesleyan Fri., Feb. 3 in the first of two contests between the squads. The teams will go at it again Saturday to complete their conference series. The game will be webcast starting at 3 p.m. and can be viewed by clicking < here
Hamilton scored the only goal it needed in the closing seconds of the first period the Continentals poked in a loose puck with just :13 left in the frame. That was the only scoring of the first two periods thanks to some strong goaltending at both ends. Ashleigh Corvi '13 (#35, photo) had 18 saves over the opening 40 minutes, including two brilliant glove grabs, one in each period. Hamilton got shutout keeping with 16 stops in the contest. It happened with a little help from the pipe as Jordan Schildhaus '15 broke in alone with two minutes left in the middle stanza but hit the juncture of the crossbar and post on the left side solidly, keeping it a 1-0 game.
Another poke-in by Hamilton, this time after a shot from the right circle that was stopped by Corvi, only to have the Continentals cash in on the rebound at 12:15 of the third, made it 2-0 for the visitors.
Wesleyan elected to pull Corvi in the final minute and Hamilton got control in its own end and turned it into a goal from center ice with :02.2 to play into the open net.