OSWEGO, N.Y. – The Oswego State women’s ice hockey team (7-8-2, 6-4-2 ECAC West) was unable to stick with sixth-ranked Plattsburgh in a 6-0 loss Sunday afternoon at the Campus Center Arena. Plattsburgh (12-3-2, 10-0-2 ECAC West) scored three goals in a four-minute span during the second period to cruise to the win.
The Cardinals struck at 9:15 in the first period with three seconds remaining on a Laker holding penalty. Jordan Caldwell jammed the puck into the net along the far post as Oswego State goalie Bridget Smith (Fr., Hamburg, N.Y.) tried to reach back to swipe the puck out from behind her for the lone goal of the frame.
Plattsburgh continued to control play in the second period when Kylie Klassen skated into the offensive zone against a Laker defender. Klassen’s backhand shot was stopped by Smith, but the rebound was left for Jenny Kistner, who tapped it in the empty net as Smith’s momentum carried her out of position at 2:33.
On the subsequent shift, the Cardinals took a 3-0 lead when Gove and Erika Shaubel found Shannon Stewart in the slot for the one-timer past Smith. The play forced the Lakers to call timeout at 3:07. However, Plattsburgh was not finished in the period as Allison Era sent a knucklepuck on goal from the right point that fluttered into the top left corner of the net at 6:10. Stewart and Morgan MacInnis were awarded assists on the play.
The second Plattsburgh power-play goal of the game was scored at 2:24 in the third when Alyssa Parke sent a pass down to the far post for Teal Gove to shoot into the back of the net. The Cardinals tacked on their sixth goal at the 10:33 mark when Gove skated into the zone against a Laker defender. Gove sent a pass to the middle of the zone for MacInnis, who was trailing the play and scored her eighth goal of the year.
Smith made 28 quality saves in the losing effort, while Sydney Aveson tallied 18 saves in the shutout. On the power play, Oswego State went 0-for-4 compared to Plattsburgh, which went 2-for-4.
Both squads play critical conference series next weekend, as the Lakers travel to Buffalo State on Friday and Saturday, while Plattsburgh travels to Elmira for Saturday and Sunday games.