OSWEGO, N.Y. – The Oswego State women’s ice hockey team scored four third-period goals to secure a 6-0 win over conference foe Chatham on Saturday afternoon at the Campus Center Ice Arena. The game featured six different scorers for the Lakers, who moved to 8-6-3 overall and 4-4-3 in the ECAC West. With the loss, the Cougars remained winless at 0-9-0 overall, all of which are conference games.
Oswego State notched a power-play goal with six minutes left in the first period when Kelly Collins beat Cougar goalie Kaitlynn Smith to give the Lakers a 1-0 lead. Brenna Weber and Megan Howe were credited with assists on the play.
The Lakers doubled their lead when Jillian Bergeron found the back of the net after a pass from Olivia Boersen early in the second period. Oswego State maintained its two-goal lead going into the second intermission.
Oswego State began to pour it on in the third period, out-shooting the opposition, 16-2, in the stanza despite three penalties against the Lakers. For the game, Oswego State had 33 shots on goal compared to only five for Chatham. The Lakers killed off all five Chatham power plays during the game. Seven minutes into the final period, Carly Henderson lit the lamp to stretch the lead to 3-0. Howe and Jocelyn St. Clair earned assists on the goal.
Less than two minutes later, Howe beat the defense and cashed in on a one-on-one opportunity with the Cougar goaltender to earn a short-handed goal. Emily Grippin scored a short-handed goal of her own a minute later when she beat Smith five-hole, giving the Lakers a five-goal advantage. Melissa Seamont tacked on the final Laker goal with six minutes left on a pass from Howe, who found her behind the defense. Howe finished the game with a goal and three assists.
Smith finished the game with 27 saves for Chatham in the loss. Oswego State goalie Emi Williams registered five saves in the win to improve to 7-5-2 on the season.
Oswego State matches up with Chatham again on Sunday at the Campus Center Ice Arena to complete the weekend series at 2 p.m.