Field hockey earns league win over Hamilton

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: October 16, 2011
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Caroline Chessare

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Caroline Chessare (Hopkinton, Mass.) scored two goals in a span of 48 seconds off assists from Caitlyn Lancaster (Cornville, Maine) in the first half and Courtney Erskine (Turner, Maine) scored the game-winning goal as the Colby College field hockey team took a 4-2 win over Hamilton College in New England Small College Athletic Conference play Sunday.
 
The teams had a wild first half on Bill Alfond Field. Colby (3-8 overall, 1-7 NESCAC) took a 3-2 halftime margin after Erskine scored off the first collegiate assist for Kaitlyn O'Connell (Danvers, Mass.) just 13 seconds after Hamilton (5-6, 3-5 NESCAC) had tied the game at 2-2.
 
Nikki Haskins (Quincy, Mass.) gave the Continentals a 1-0 lead at 11:54 of the first half off a pass from Mary Lancaster (Monkton, Md.).
 
The Chessare-Lancaster combination took over for one minute. Chessare had the first goal at 21:13 to tie the game at 1-1 and then put the Mules up for the first time at 22:01.
 
The Continentals scored off a penalty corner at 25:24 when Erin McNally (Scotia, N.Y.) tallied. Erskine, though, put the Mules up for good just a few seconds later.
 
Hannah O'Brien (Wolfeboro Falls, N.H.) added an insurance goal with 11:07 remaining off a pass from Sally Klose (McLean, Va.).
 
Michelle Burt (Woodbridge, Conn.) stopped six shots for the Mules, while Victoria Trentini (Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.) made five saves.
 
Colby 4, Hamilton 2
Hamilton............ 2 0 - 2
Colby............... 3 1 - 4
 SCORING SUMMARY:
1. 11:54 HAMFH Nikki Haskins (Mary Lancaster)
2. 21:13 COLFH11 Caroline Chessare (Caitlyn Lancaster)
3. 22:01 COLFH11 Caroline Chessare (Caitlyn Lancaster)
4. 25:24 HAMFH Erin McNally Penalty corner
5. 25:37 COLFH11 Courtney Erskine (Kaitlyn O'Connell)
6. 58:53 COLFH11 Hannah O'Brien (Sally Klose)
 Shots: Hamilton 14, Colby 13; Saves: Hamilton 5 (Victoria Trentini 5), Colby 6 (Michelle Burt 6)


 
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