Women's ice hockey edges Oswego
The Hamilton College Continentals scored a pair of power-play goals and rallied for a 2-1 win over SUNY Oswego (6-2-1 overall) in a non-conference game at Hamilton’s Russell Sage Rink on Tuesday afternoon.
The Continentals (2-3-1) snapped Oswego’s unbeaten streak at five games. Hamilton raised its record in the all-time series to 6-2-0 with its third straight win against the Lakers. The Continentals have outscored Oswego by a total of four goals in those victories.
Sara Taffe ’17 and Megan Fitzgerald ’16 recorded power-play goals as the Continentals became just the second team to score more than a goal on the Lakers, who entered the game ranked third nationally in scoring defense.
Taffe tied the score at 1-1 at 7:20 of the second period with her second goal of the season (both have come on the power play). She took a pass from Hannah Bartlett ’16 and beat Oswego’s Catherine Cote (17 saves) with a high slap shot from the point.
Fitzgerald’s game winner – the first of her career – came 5:33 into the third. Passes from Taffe and Katie Parkman ’17 with 31 seconds left on Hamilton’s fifth power play set her up for a wrist shot that beat Cote to the glove side. The goal was her first of the season, and Parkman was credited with her team-leading third assist.
Sarah Schuchardt ’15 earned the win in goal with 21 stops, including six during Laker power plays. Schuchardt stonewalled Oswego’s Melissa Seamont ’14 on a point-blank shot with 5:15 left and preserved the lead.
The Lakers scored the only goal of the opening period with Olivia Boersen ’14 converting a power-play situation with an unassisted goal at the 7:17 mark. The goal was her fourth of the season.
The Continentals are idle until a non-league game against Utica College at Clinton Arena on Friday, Dec. 6. The Lakers host a weekend series with SUNY Canton on Dec. 6 and 7.