Lang '14 leads women's ice hockey to 5-2 victory
The Hamilton College Continentals bridged the second and third periods with three straight goals and rallied for their first win of the season, 5-2, against SUNY Potsdam in a non-conference game at Hamilton's Russell Sage Rink on Tuesday night.
Stephanie Lang ’14 matched a career high with three points for the Continentals (1-2-0 overall). Lang assisted on the tying goal 1:53 before the second intermission, scored the game-winner early in the third period and added an insurance goal with 2:45 left in the third period. The win was Hamilton’s sixth in as many meetings with Potsdam (2-4-1).
Hamilton’s Ianthe Lekometros ’16 started the rally late in the second period with her first career goal that tied the score at 2-2. The Continentals capitalized quickly on a Potsdam penalty to score the game-winning goal. After the Bears were whistled for their third penalty of the game, Jill Tokarczyk ’14 won the ensuing faceoff and Lang’s first goal eight seconds later put Hamilton up for good. Naomi Woolfenden ’16 also picked up an assist (her team-leading second) on the play.
Hamilton scored again 86 seconds later on a close shot by Gigi Fraser ‘14. Fraser, who leads the team with three goals and four points, scored off a pass from Katie Parkman ‘17. The assist was Parkman’s first collegiate point.
Brittany Lucky ’14 and Jordan Ott ’17 scored Potsdam’s goals. Lucky opened the scoring with 1:45 left in the opening period with a power-play goal. The Continentals tied the game on a power-play goal by Hannah Jaiven ’14 at 5:17 of the second period before the Bears retook the lead midway through the period on Ott’s fourth goal of the season. Jessica Silveira ’14 assisted on both Potsdam goals and has four on the year. Amanda Lucky ’14 picked up her fourth assist of the season on Ott’s goal.
Sarah Schuchardt ’15 recorded her third career win in as many decisions, stopping 14 shots (matching her personal best) and allowing just one even-strength goal. Abby Tardelli ’16 made 35 saves for the Bears, who were outshot 40-16. Schuchardt's seven saves in the opening period were the most for one period in her Hamilton career.
Lang, who notched her second career multi-goal game, closed out the scoring late in the third period when she converted a pass from Madeline Carras ’17 after a scramble in front of the net left Tardelli without her stick.
The Continentals host a weekend NESCAC series with Connecticut College on Friday and Saturday. Potsdam plays a SUNYAC game at Cortland on Friday night.