Katie Kreider ’18 (Josh McKee photo)
Hamilton College’s Katie Kreider ’18 scored in the 12th minute and Rachel Pike ’21 made four saves in the Continentals’ 1-0 non-conference women’s soccer win against the Utica College Pioneers at Utica’s Gaetano Stadium on Wednesday night.
Hamilton (6-4-2 overall) posted its fifth shutout in the Continentals’ last six games and their seventh this year. Hamilton is second in the NESCAC in shutouts and fourth with a 0.64 goals against average. The Continentals have won eight in a row against the Pioneers and lead the all-time series, 24-8-1. Utica (4-7-1) has been blanked seven times in 12 games.
Kreider scored her second goal this year and the 14th of her Hamilton career 11:50 into the game. She notched the game-winner at Hartwick College with 6 seconds left on Oct. 3. Kreider and Cat Gambino ’21 are the only Continentals with more than one goal.
Pike recorded a shutout in her first career start at Hamilton. She hasn’t allowed a goal and has six saves in 135 minutes this year.
Kreider scored on the fifth shot of the game. Katie McKillop ’19 lofted a free kick into the box that was misplayed by the goalkeeper and Kreider was there to put the loose ball into the net. McKillop picked up her first assist this year and the third of her Hamilton career.
Pike made two stops in the first eight minutes and two more the rest of the night. Shots by the Continentals’ Katja Dunlap ’18 hit the post in the 25th and 70th minutes. Carly Craft took the last shot for the Pioneers with 34:00 left and they had just one corner kick the rest of the way.
Allison Wagner stopped 14 shots for Utica. Hamilton enjoyed a 23-7 shot advantage and had four corner kicks to the Pioneers’ two.
The Continentals travel to Bowdoin College for a NESCAC game on Saturday, Oct. 14 at noon.