CORTLAND, N.Y. – The Oswego State Women’s Hockey team fell to the Cortland Red Dragons on Saturday in the NEWHL Semifinals, despite pushing Cortland to double-overtime. Lexi Levy played out of her mind, almost single-handedly keeping the Lakers in the game.
Final Score: Cortland 2 (20-6, 14-4 NEWHL), Oswego State 1 (14-11-1, 11-6-1 NEWHL) Location: Alumni Arena, Cortland, NY HOW IT HAPPENED
The first period was rather even with Cortland having a slightly better shooting display (11-5), and scoring late in the period to lead 1-0. The Lakers were outshot by a wider margin in the second period (17-5), but did not surrender a goal. The lead remained at one entering the decisive third period. Levy had 27 saves after the first two periods to keep the Lakers in the contest. Early in the third period, the Lakers found some success as Rachel Corbett tied the game at one with her third goal of the season, with 2:30 gone by, off assists from Taylor Hudon and Avery Webster. The third period remained the closest of the game, and Levy had 13 more saves to force overtime. The first overtime was intense, as Cortland outshot the Lakers, with Levy adding 15 more saves. As it turned out, three periods plus an extra overtime period was not enough to decide the game, which went into a second overtime period. Both teams had power plays in the second overtime, but it was with 11 minutes remaining that Cortland, at even strength, managed to poke one around Levy on the left side of the net after a small scrum in front. Despite the loss, Levy had one of the most impressive games by a goalie seen in the NEWHL this year, recording 61 saves after Cortland outshot the Lakers 63-25, with several impressive saves that drew gasps from the Cortland crowd. WHAT’S NEXT
This concludes the season for the Women’s Ice Hockey team.
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