CLINTON, NY-- The Williams College Ephs (5-2-0, 4-1-0 NESCAC) faced the Hamilton Continentals (3-4-0, 2-2-0 NESCAC) tonight at Hamilton. Through the three periods, the Ephs were unable to get the puck past Hamilton and fell to the Continentals in this 1-0 game.
The first period of the game was uneventful as neither team was able to score. Although the Ephs were given a power play opportunity early in the game when Hamilton was called for too many players on the ice at 7:31, they were unable to find the net. Williams was also able to successfully kill off an interference penalty right at the end of the period at 19:24. "We had some good opportunities in the first, but could not convert," said head coach Bill Kangas.
The second period also required some penalty kills from the Ephs with a roughing penalty at 9:10. Despite their own power play opportunities at 2:45 and a 4 v 4 at 9:10 into the period, Williams was unable to score. Hamilton was able to pick up the first and only goal of the game during regular play at 17:37 into the second period.
The third period started off with a penalty kill for Williams for a roughing call right at the end of the second period. For the remainder of the game, neither team was able to get the puck past Williams goalie Cosimo Lazzarino or Hamilton's Anthony Tirabassi. By the end of the game, Tirabassi had saved 16 of 16 Williams shots while Lazzarino had saved 26 of 27 Hamilton shots.
"Tonight was a hard fought game for both teams, with Cos playing very well in goal," Kangas said, "The team battled all night, yet we were unable to score. I liked our compete tonight, and I'm sure the team will be excited and ready for our afternoon game versus Amherst tomorrow."