CLINTON, N.Y. – Forward and assistant captain Carly Henderson (So., Markham, Ont.) netted the game-winning goal 43 seconds into overtime, as the Oswego State women’s ice hockey team defeated Hamilton College, 3-2, in overtime on Tuesday night at Russell Sage Rink.
Trailing 2-1 late in the third period, Oswego State forward Megan Howe (So., Stratford, Ont.) tied the game at two at 13:09 of the period to force overtime. With the victory, the Lakers improved to 2-0-2 in overtime games this season.
Oswego State struck first on the scoreboard, as forward Chelsey Draker (Fr., Listowel, Ont.) tallied her first collegiate goal at 18:48 of the first period. Forward and assistant captain Jillian Bergeron (Sr., Brockville, Ont.) and Howe were credited with the assists on Draker’s goal.
Hamilton responded in the second with two unanswered goals to take a 2-1 lead heading into the third period. Laura DiCarlo tied the game at one at 11:56 of the second period before Abby Runyon gave the Continentals the one-goal lead at 14:41 on the power play. Runyon and Riley Smith were credited with assists on DiCarlo’s goal, while Meredith Bitterman and DiCarlo earned the assists on Runyon’s power-play goal. Runyon’s power-play goal came with just five seconds remaining on a cross-checking penalty.
The Hamilton defense limited the Laker offense to just six shots over the first two periods, while the Continentals recorded 18 shots. Oswego State registered 16 shots alone in the third period, one of which made its way past Hamilton goaltender Tori Bogen to tie the game at two. Draker and forward Leah McNaughton (Sr., Embro, Ont.) earned the assists on Howe’s game-tying goal with under seven minutes remaining in the third period.
The Lakers had the only two shots of overtime with the second shot by Henderson proving to be the game-winner. Forward Mackenzie Lee (Sr., Caledonia, N.Y.) registered the assist on Henderson’s game-winning goal, which was her third of the season.
Oswego State goaltender Catherine Cote (So., Val D’Or, Quebec) earned the win in net for the Lakers, recording 21 saves on 23 shots faced to improve to 3-3-1 this season. Bogen finished the game with 21 saves on 24 shots faced.
With the victory, the Lakers improved to 5-4-2 overall. The loss dropped Hamilton’s record to 2-4-0 overall.
The Lakers return to action on Saturday, December 10, when they travel to play fifth-ranked Amherst College at 7:30 p.m.