Hagg powers Oswego State women’s ice hockey team

OSWEGO, N.Y. – Megan Hagg (Jr., Pickering, Ontario) scored a power-play goal midway through the third period to help the Oswego State women’s ice hockey team (7-5-1) post a 3-2 win over visiting St. Norbert (4-6-2). Saturday’s contest marked the first-ever meeting between the two programs.

Olivia Boersen (Jr., Stratford, Ontario) put the Lakers on the scoreboard early when she scored her fifth goal of the season on a broken play in front of the net. Melissa Seamont (Jr., North Bay, Ontario) and Emma Smetaniuk (Jr., Frankford, Ontario) assisted the goal 2:20 into the game.

Oswego State extended its lead before the end of the period when Seamont deflected a Chelsea Hunt (Jr., Brockport, N.Y.) shot from the blue line past St. Norbert goalie Kaley Gibson seconds after the Green Knights killed off an interference penalty. Hagg was also credited with an assist on the play.

St. Norbert made it a 2-1 game when Karissa Anderson found Andrea Senne open for her fifth marker of the year at 6:15 into the second period, which was where the score remained heading into the final frame.

The Green Knights tied the game early in the third period at the 3:20 mark when Henriette Ostergaard netted an unassisted goal, moments after St. Norbert effectively killed off its sixth power-play of the game.

However, it was the Green Knights’ seventh penalty of the game that proved costly, as Hagg wristed a shot top-shelf, glove side after receiving a pass from Bailee Goodon (Fr., Boissevain, Manitoba) at 11:24.

St. Norbert called timeout with 1:16 left in regulation to set up its attack with a faceoff in its defensive zone. The squads traded puck control in the neutral zone until Gibson was get off the ice to give the Green Knights an extra skater with 39 seconds remaining. However, the visitors were unable to net the game-tying goal.

Oswego State finished the game 1-for-7 on the power play, while St. Norbert went 0-for-4.

Laker goalie Bridget Smith (So., Hamburg, N.Y.) tallied 18 saves for her sixth win of the season. Gibson posted 18 saves in the loss.

Both squads square off again Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Campus Center Ice Arena.