Hamilton notched three power play goals as the Continentals handed the Oswego State womenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s ice hockey team a 5-2 loss on Wednesday night at the Campus Center Ice Arena. Abby Runyon and Stephanie Miguel tallied two goals each for Hamilton, which improved to 9-8-3 overall. The Lakers, who fell to 7-13-1 on the season, will travel to Elmira for a weekend series starting on Saturday at 7 p.m.
Hamilton got its power play rolling on its first opportunity of the contest after Oswego State was whistled for a hooking penalty at 4:48 in the first period. On the ensuing face-off, Abby Runyon scored on a rebound left in front of the net after a shot by Amy Allen from the blue line at 5:01. The Continentals skated into the first intermission with a 1-0 lead.
Midway through the second period, Hamilton went on its third power play, in which Abby Runyon scored her second goal of the game after a scramble in front of the net at 10:44. However, Jenna Kirkwood (Sr., Chilliwack, B.C.) cut the Continental lead in half when she skated up the left side of the rink, and took a wrist shot that found the back of the net on Becca HazlettÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s blocker side with 4:03 left in the second stanza. Both squads had skater advantages before the end of the frame, but were unable able to light up the scoreboard.
Hamilton regained a two-goal advantage at 7:13 when Stephanie Miguel took a shot that went through Oswego StateÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Lana Peterson (Fr., Anchorage, Alaska) five-hole with the assist going to Meredith Bitterman. Miguel added her second goal of the game four minutes later to give the Continentals their third power play and a 4-1 lead.
Alex Szypryt (Fr., Bridgewater, N.J.) tallied the LakersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ second goal of the game at 18:42 when she skated across the slot, and ripped her shot top-shelf. Oswego State called a timeout after the score and pulled Peterson. HamiltonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Christie Sharlow added an empty-net goal with two seconds left after receiving a pass from Katie Zimmerman to make the final score 5-2.
Lana Peterson finished the contest with 19 saves on 23 shots, while the ContinentalsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Becca Hazlett compiled 24 saves.
Box Score: http://www.collegehockeystats.net/0910/boxes/whamosw1.f10j