SCHENECTADY — It seems like a long time since the second game of the season for the William Smith field hockey team. But that’s how far back you’d have to go — Sept. 8 to be exact — to find the last time the Herons finished on the short end of the scoreboard.
William Smith, ranked No. 15 in the latest NFHCA Division III polls, won its seventh straight game with a 3-0 Liberty League shutout over Union Saturday.
Catherine Hare was called on to make one stop in net as the Herons’ defense limited the Dutchwomen to three total shots. Taryn Little kept the slate clean in the cage over the last 14:16.
Taylor Cappello, Annie Kietzman and Morgan Atanasio all scored for William Smith, which improved to 8-1 overall, 2-0 in conference play.
Hobart 2, Skidmore 0
Rensselaer 2, Hobart 0
GENEVA — Mike Lucas earned the shutout over Skidmore Saturday with 1 save as the Statesmen (6-2, 2-1) picked up a weekend split in Liberty League action.
Jacob Fox poked home a goal 2:27 into the game for the Statesmen while Alex Kittelberger closed things out with a goal in the 87th minute.
Friday, Matt Koziol and Tim Young scored second half goals for RPI (5-3-1, 1-1). Rob Dewald picked up the shutout with four saves.
Lucas stopped six shots for Hobart.
Keuka 2, Lancaster Bible 0
JERUSALEM — Nate Smith scored twice against Lancaster Bible while Preston Vick registered the shutout behind eight saves.
Smith notched goals in the 13th and 35 minutes of the first half. Austin Gerber assisted on Smith’s second goal, his seventh of the season.
William Smith 1, Skidmore 0
Rensselaer 2, William Smith 0
SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Herons (7-2-1, 2-1) salvaged a weekend split of its east coast Liberty League trip with a shutout over Skidmore Saturday.
Renee Jensen netted the only goal William Smith would need in the 71st minute. Chelsea Dunay made one save to pick up the shutout.
Rensselaer netted a pair first half goals Friday in its win over William Smith.
Dunay turned aside three shots in goal for the Herons.
Lancaster Bible 3, Keuka 1
JERUSALEM — Lancaster Bible jumped out to a 2-0 halftime lead. Jessica Bandrowski netted her seventh goal of the season for Keuka. Goalie Marriah Gough piled up 14 saves.
FLCC 7, Delhi 1
HOPEWELL — Hannah Dalle rifled in three goals and helped on another to guide the second-ranked Lakers (11-0-1) to the win. Cayli Carmona delivered a two-goal, three-assist effort. Goalie Kristy Kirkpatrick corralled five shots.
LETCHWORTH — William Smith’s Emily D’Addario took second-place and was the first collegiate runner to finish, traversing the Letchworth State Park’s 6-kilometer course in 22:12.4. The Herons finish third out of five teams with 77 points.
Hobart’s Patrick Hatheway was the first Statesmen runner to finish for the fifth-straight race as he claimed 23rd out of 80 runners.
The Statesmen took fourth-place in the team standings.