Women's hockey falls to Oswego

SUNY Oswego broke a 1-1 tie with three goals in the second period and went on to defeat Hamilton College 5-1 in a non-conference game at Oswego's Campus Center Arena on Nov. 23.

Stephanie Lang ’14 scored her first career goal 6:59 into the first period to give Hamilton (0-3-0 overall) the early 1-0 edge. Meredith Bitterman ’12 and Riley Smith ’12 picked up the assists.

Oswego (2-4-3) leveled the score less than two minutes later when Carly Henderson pounced on a rebound created from a shot by Leah McNaughton. The score remained tied at 1-1 at the end of the period.

The Lakers took the lead for good 36 seconds into the second frame as Lauren Gilpin scored on a shot through a screen after Kristin Metzger won a faceoff in Oswego's offensive end. Shortly after the play, Hamilton was whistled for a holding penalty, and the Lakers capitalized. With heavy traffic in front of Continental goaltender Becca Hazlett '13, Mackenzie Lee tallied her fifth goal of the season after she pounced on a loose puck.

The Lakers went on to play most of the second period a skater down, as the team was called for six penalties. Hamilton applied heavy pressure, firing 23 shots, but was unable to cut into its deficit. Oswego added to its lead when Meagan Big Snake scored a goal at 16:24 to make the score 4-1.

Midway through the third period while the Lakers were on the power play, Kathryn Sbrocchi threaded a pass through the crease from left to right to Lee. She wristed the shot top-shelf for her second goal of the game and the 5-1 lead.

Oswego finished 2-for-6 on the power play, while Hamilton was 0-for-10. Hamilton had a 39-31 shot advantage, and Hazlett recorded 26 saves.

The Continentals return to action this weekend with games at Trinity College on Saturday, Nov. 27, and at Wesleyan University on Sunday, Nov. 28.

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