November 3, 2016
On Saturday the Hamilton Women’s soccer team endured a tough battle against the Williams College Ephs in the quarterfinal round of the 2016 NESCAC playoffs. The playoff game against Williams, the defending NESCAC and NCAA champions, took place at Williams College in Williamstown, M.A. Prior to the game, the Continentals were (5-7-3) overall.
The Continentals came out strong with Katja Dunlap ’18 scoring her second goal of the season 15 minutes into play, putting Hamilton in the lead. Katie Krieder ’18 kicked from the right corner to Amanda Becker ’18, who passed the ball to Dunlap. Dunlap then inserted the ball right below Williams goalkeeper Olivia Barnhill ’19 who came out of the net and failed to block the shot. Seven minutes later, Williams returned to even the score on a goal by Natalie Turner- Wyatt ’19. Natasha Albaneze ’18 turned over a cross into the box and Hamilton’s initial clearance wound up controlled by Turner-Wyatt, who whistled the ball directly into the top right goal corner 18 yards from the goal line. Williams’ Sarah Sciré ’20 resolved to recover the ball from a Continental to set up a goal less than three minutes later.