It’s the second time in her career that Hamilton has produced four goals in a single contest and it marks the seventh time a Heron has accomplished the feat. Coincidentally, three of the seven four-goal performances have come at the expense of the Lakers. Hamilton’s eight points are one shy of her own game record set in 2006 against Nazareth.
Hamilton is tied for sixth in career goals (45) with Lauren vonBereghy ’01 and tied for eight in points, also with vonBereghy.
Before the contest was two minutes old, sophomore Kiersten Hamilton opened the evening’s scoring, finishing a feed from junior Emily Atwan. Kaitlyn Hamilton doubled William Smith’s lead less than five minutes later, followed by another Atwan to Kiersten Hamilton three minutes after that.
Atwan, whose three assists came within one of the Herons’ 21-year-old record, assisted on Kaitlyn Hamilton’s second score that put her over the century mark. William Smith’s fourth goal came before the match was 16 minutes old.
Oswego broke up the shutout in the 48th minute, when Brittany Roetzer dispossessed a Heron defender and charged in on the cage all alone. The score made it a 4-1 contest and briefly gave the Lakers a glimmer of hope.
Junior Tempe Newson squashed thoughts of a comeback with her fourth goal of the season just 27 seconds later. First-year Annie Kietzman assisted on the play.
Four minutes later, Kaitlyn Hamilton batted home a rebound for a 6-1 lead and netted her team-leading sixth goal of the season, assisted by Kietzman, five minutes after that. Kietzman closed out the scoring with her first collegiate goal in the 59th minute.
Junior goalie Chelsea Snyder made three saves in the first half to the win, while junior Jaime Scharfe went the distance and made 10 saves for the Lakers (1-1).
William Smith (3-0) is back in action at 2 p.m. on Sept. 12, when the Herons visit Oneonta State.