OSWEGO, N.Y. – The Oswego State women’s ice hockey team erased a two-goal third period deficit to mount a 5-4 comeback over NorthEast Women’s Hockey League foe Cortland on the road on Friday evening. Freshman Mack Hull had a pair of goals in the third period, including the game winner, for the Lakers.
- Final Score: Oswego 5, Cortland 4
- Location: Alumni Arena, Cortland, N.Y.
- Records: Oswego 6-2-1 (3-2-1 NEWHL), Cortland 5-2 (3-2 NEWHL)
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The teams played a fair even first period with Cortland having a 9-8 edge in shots and Oswego a 5-4 advantage on faceoffs.
- With just under five minutes left in the opening period, Simone Bednarik scored on an assist from sophomore Megan Teachout to give the Lakers the 1-0 lead.
- Cortland equalized six minutes into the second period on an even-strength goal and added a second tally to take the 2-1 lead.
- Less than a minute after their second score, they added a third goal of the period on the power play for a 3-1 lead after two periods.
- Oswego closed the game back to one goal at 1:58 of the third period on a goal by Hull and assisted by Chyne Kennedy.
- Just two minutes later, Cortland added their fourth goal on even strength to push back out to two goals.
- Kyleigh Grugin cut it back to a single-goal deficit just one minute eighteen seconds later when she skated through the Red Dragon defense and took her time to slip a shot past the Cortland netminder to make it 4-3.
- With just under 10 minutes left in the contest, freshman Lizzie Burke flew past the blue line to intercept a Cortland clear attempt, knocking the puck out wide where Morgan Shines collected it.
- Burke continued to the Red Dragon net as Shines swung a pass in for Burke to redirect it into the net to tie the game at 4-4.
- It was Hull from Kennedy again less than two minutes later when Hull got the puck, went out wide and down low to snap a shot past the Red Dragon goalie on the sharp angle to complete the comeback.
- Oswego outshot the Red Dragons 29-26 and Joanna Hiebert made 22 saves in net for the Lakers.
The Lakers are off until the new year when they travel to Amherst for a 7 p.m. contest on January 3.
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