Continentals blank Bears women's hockey, 3-0
CLINTON, N.Y.—Hamilton College (11-6-1) avenged an earlier loss to the SUNY Potsdam women's hockey team (10-8-2) with a 3-0 victory on Tuesday evening. Olivia Hawes had a goal and an assist for the Continentals. Bears sophomore goalie Kayla McCabe (Watertown, N.Y./Syracuse Nationals) made career-high 46 saves during the contest.
Hamilton jumped out in front for good at the 4:57 mark of the opening period. Hawes doubled the lead at 12:21 and the Continentals took the 2-0 advantage into the intermission.Hamilton fired 18 shots on the McCabe in the second period alone, but the sophomore turned every one of them away. While they battled to get their offense going, the Bears killed off the lone power play of the night. Potsdam entered the game tied for fifth in the nation on the penalty kill with a 91.4 percent success rate.
Missy Segall tacked on the third and final goal at 5:17 of the third period. McCabe was solid the rest of the way, making another 18 stops in the final 20 minutes.
Sam Walther made 14 saves for her seventh shutout of the season.
The Bears are now off until Tuesday, Feb. 6, when they host North Country rival SUNY Canton at 7 p.m.