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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: February 17, 2013
CLINTON, N.Y. --- Samantha Slotnick had two goals to help the Colby College women's hockey team to a 4-2 lead, but Hamilton College scored twice in the final 14:45 of regulation and tallied 1:16 into overtime on the way to a 5-4 victory in NESCAC play Sunday.
Colby dropped to 10-14 overall and 4-12 in the NESCAC heading into Saturday's league quarterfinal game at top-seeded Middlebury College (time TBD). Hamilton is 13-10-1 overall and 7-8-1 in the league. The Mules are the eighth seed in the tourney.
Hamilton had a 41-19 shot advantage in the game and both teams combined to go 7-for-17 on the power play.
The Continentals struck first on the power play when Nikki Haskins scored at 7:01 of the first period when the Mules took penalties at 6:17 and 6:38.
Annie Papadellis had her ninth goal of the year for Colby at 14:48 of the first on an unassisted tally on the power play.
Slotnick helped Colby go ahead for the first time with a goal at 9:55 of the second period from Katie Tang. The Mules were enjoying a two-player advantage at the time thanks to Hamilton penalties at 8:18 and 9:51.
For the second time in the game, Colby was down two players after penalties at 17:13 and 17:48 of the second period. Katie Zimmerman of Hamilton made the Mules pay with her 19th goal of the season at 18:19 to knot the game at 2-2.
Colby scored its third power play goal of the game just 1:41 into the final period on Slotnick's seventh of the season. Tang had her second assist of the game and Papadellis had her fourth of the season.
The first even strength goal of the game came off the stick of Colby's Lauren Guarente at 2:35 of the third period. Elisa Rascia and Megan Fortier both were credited with assists.
The Continentals made it 4-3 when Jill Tokarczyk scored unassisted at 5:15. The Mules took three straight penalties and once again gave Hamilton a two-player advantage. Zimmerman scored at 14:43, just 14 seconds after a Mule penalty and a Continental timeout.
The Mules took their fourth penalty of the third period with just 15.4 seconds left in regulation. Hannah Jaiven tallied at 1:16 of overtime to give Hamilton the victory.
Colby's Brianne Wheeler stopped 36 shots in net and had at least 11 saves in all three periods. Becca Hazlett only had 15 stops for Hamilton.
Hamilton 5, Colby 4, OT
H: Nikki Haskins (Katie Zimmerman, Hannah Bartlett, 7:01
C: Annie Papadellis, 14:48
2nd periodC: Samantha Slotnick (Katie Tang), 9:55
H: Katie Zimmerman (Abby Runyon, Naomi Woolfenden), 18:29
C: Samantha Slotnick (Katie Tang, Annie Papadellis), 1:41
C: Lauren Guarente (Elisa Rascia, Megan Fortier), 2:35
H: Jill Tokarczyk, 5:15
H: Katie Zimmerman (Abby Runyon, Hannah Bartlett), 14:43
H: Hannah Jaiven (Hannah Bartlett), 1:16
Shots: Colby 19, Hamilton 41. Power play: Colby 3-7, Hamilton 4-10. Penalties/Minutes: Colby 10/20, Hamilton 7/14. Goalies: Brianne Wheeler (Colby, 61:16, 5 GA, 36 saves); Becca Hazlett (Hamilton, 61:10, 4 GA, 15 saves).
2013 NESCAC Women's Ice Hockey Championship
Quarterfinals – Saturday, February 23 (at Higher Seeds)
#8 Colby at #1 Middlebury – TBD
#7 Williams at #2 Bowdoin – 4:00 pm
#6 Hamilton at #3 Amherst – TBD
#5 Connecticut College at #4 Trinity – TBD
Semifinals – Saturday, March 2 (at Highest Remaining Seed)
Highest Remaining Seed vs. Lowest Remaining Seed
Remaining Quarterfinal Winners
Championship – Sunday, March 3
NOTE: If both the men's and women's semifinals and finals are being played at the same site, the women's games will still be played on Saturday and Sunday. Game times for the semifinals will be 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm. Sunday's game will remain at 2:00 pm.