Women's ice hockey edged in overtime

Laura DiCarlo '12
Laura DiCarlo '12

Carly Henderson '14 scored the game-winning goal just 43 seconds into the sudden-victory overtime period to lift SUNY Oswego to a 3-2 win over Hamilton College in a non-conference game at Hamilton's Russell Sage Rink on Dec. 6.

It was the third goal of the year for Henderson. Chelsey Draker '15 and Megan Howe '14 each added a goal and an assist. Mackenzie Lee '12, Jillian Bergeron '12 and Leah McNaughton '12 chipped in one assist apiece. Catherine Coté '14 stopped 21 shots in goal for the Lakers.

Abby Runyon '13 and Laura DiCarlo '12 each posted a goal and an assist. Meredith Bitterman '12 and Riley Smith '12 added one assist apiece. Tori Bogen '14 made 21 saves, including 15 in the third period, in her first action of the season in goal.

After collecting the puck in the right corner, Lee turned and fed a pass to Henderson at the right circle. Henderson skated towards the goal and lifted a wrist shot high into the net to give the Lakers the overtime win.

Oswego (5-4-2 overall) opened the scoring with 1:12 left in the first period when Howe skated down the left wing towards the circle and fed a pass to Draker in the slot, who redirected the puck into the net. Bergeron was also credited with an assist on the play. Oswego led 1-0 at the first intermission.

Hamilton (2-4-0) pulled even at 11:56 of the second when DiCarlo pounded home a rebound following a pair of saves by Coté. It was DiCarlo's second goal of the year. Runyon and Smith each tallied an assist.

The Continentals took the lead at 14:41 of the period with a power-play goal by Runyon. DiCarlo controlled the puck behind the Lakers' net and played a pass to Bitterman at the blue line for a slap shot. The shot was saved, but Runyon was there to send home the rebound. The Continentals nearly scored again a couple minutes later, but a slap shot by Hannah Jaiven '14 from above the left circle hit the left post. Hamilton led 2-1 at the second intermission.

The Continentals had another good opportunity to stretch their lead at 11:23 of the third when Stephanie Lang '14 forced a turnover at center ice and skated in on a breakaway. But Coté saved Lang's backhand effort to keep it a one-goal game.

Oswego tied the score with 6:51 left in the period when Howe skated across the blue line and fired a wrist shot from the top of the slot that clanged off the bottom of the crossbar and into the net. Draker and McNaughton assisted on the goal.

The Lakers held a 24-23 shot advantage, and were 0-for-2 on the power play. The Continentals were 1-for-3 on the power play. Hamilton leads the all-time series 3-2. Oswego has won three straight games.

Hamilton is off until Jan. 6, 2012, when it travels to SUNY Cortland for a non-conference game at 7 p.m.

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