Women's ice hockey rallies to down SUNY Oswego

Sarah Schuchardt '15
Sarah Schuchardt '15

Sarah Schuchardt '15 entered the game midway through the second period and stopped all 14 shots she faced to help rally Hamilton College to a 3-2 win over SUNY Oswego in a non-conference game at Oswego's Campus Center Ice Arena on Jan. 17.

It was Schuchardt's first win in goal for Hamilton. She has not allowed a goal in more than 56 minutes this season. The Continentals avenged a 3-2 overtime loss to Oswego back on Dec. 6.

Stephanie Lang '14, Riley Smith '12 and Nikki Haskins '14 each scored a goal for Hamilton. Lang and Smith have five goals apiece this season. Meredith Bitterman '12 tallied two assists, and Emily Baxter '13 and Abby Runyon '13 added one apiece. Bitterman is tied for the team lead with eight assists. Becca Hazlett '13 started in goal and made 11 saves in 31-plus minutes.

Kelly Collins and Carly Marchment scored for the Lakers. Mady Paul, Leah McNaughton and Kathryn Sbrocchi were each credited with an assist. Catherine Cote made 14 saves.

Smith's 5-on-3 power-play goal at 11:31 of the third period tied the score at 2-2. Bitterman and Baxter picked up the assists. Haskins broke the tie with just 3:17 left with her second goal of the season off assists from Bitterman and Runyon. Oswego pulled Cote for an extra skater with 55 seconds remaining but was unable to score the tying goal.

Oswego (7-6-2 overall) jumped out to an early 2-0 lead with goals just 26 seconds apart in the first period. Collins netted her seventh goal off assists from Paul and McNaughton at 5:14 of the first. Sbrocchi then set up Marchment for her third goal at 5:40.

Hamilton (6-6-0) cut its deficit in half on Lang's unassisted goal with just 20 seconds remaining in the period. Oswego led 2-1 at the first intermission. Neither team was able to capitalize on power-play opportunities in the second period, and they headed to the third period with the score still 2-1.

Oswego held a 27-17 shot advantage, and was 0-for-3 on the power play. Hamilton, which has a power play that ranks second in the NESCAC, was 1-for-6. The Continentals lead the all-time series 4-2.

Hamilton travels to Trinity College for a NESCAC game on Friday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m.

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