OSWEGO, N.Y. – Megan Myers’ two goals proved to be the difference as the Oswego State women’s ice hockey team fell to Utica by the score of 2-1 on Friday night in Oswego. Both squads were evenly matched throughout the contest as the Lakers recorded 29 shots on goal compared to 30 for the visiting team, but the Pioneers went 1-for-5 on the power play, while Oswego was 0-for-5. The Lakers dropped to 1-3-3 overall and 0-2-3 in the league and Utica improved to 4-2-0 overall and 3-2-0 in the ECAC West.
Myers tallied her first goal of the game at 10:54 on the power play goal with assists going to MacKenzie Roy and Lynny Gonzales. The first period ended with the Pioneers leading 1-0 despite outshooting Oswego State 15-3.
The Lakers come out strong in the second stanza as they turned the tables on Utica in shots on goal with 15. Kelly Collins knotted the score at 1-1 when she lit the lamp with her second goal of the season in the eighth minute.
Both teams were even heading into the final 20 minutes. Myers posted the eventual game-winning goal at 4:52 in the third frame. Roy and Darcy Hier earned assists on the play, as the Pioneers hung on for the 2-1 win.
Oswego State goaltender Emi Williams and Utica goaltender Jennifer Hamel each finished the contest with 28 saves.
The teams close out the series on Saturday at 7 p.m. in Oswego.