OSWEGO, N.Y. – The Oswego State women’s ice hockey offense exploded for five goals in the second period en route to a 7-0 victory over Division I Sacred Heart Friday afternoon in Oswego. The Lakers improved to 5-4-3 on the season with the win and picked up the program’s first four-game winning streak. The Pioneers dropped to 2-12-0 overall.
Mady Paul lit the lamp with her first collegiate goal at 5:34 to put Oswego State ahead 1-0 after scoring on a rebound. Assists were given to Megan Howe and Jocelyn St. Clair on the play, which was the only goal of the first period.
However, the Lakers opened the floodgates in the second frame. Chelsea Hunt carried the puck up the rink on a 2-on-1 chance with Howe skating up the left side. Hunt hung on to the puck long enough to draw the defender before passing it over to Howe, whose shot was stopped by Sacred Heart goaltender Alexius Schutt. The rebound went directly onto Hunt’s stick for the open net goal at the 3:38 mark.
Nearly three minutes, Leslie Jarvis brought the puck deep into the defensive end before sliding the puck from behind the net through a defender’s legs to Carly Henderson, who chipped it in to give Oswego State a 3-0 advantage.
The Lakers’ fourth goal came on odd play as Jocelyn St. Clair threw the puck on goal, but was deflected past Schutt by a defender for St. Clair’s first career goal.
Oswego State closed out the second period with a goal from Sarah Hannon that was wristed into the upper left corner of the net and a rebound score by Mackenzie Lee after a shot by St. Clair for a decisive 6-0 lead. Lauren Gilpin was also credited with an assist on Hannon’s goal.
The Lakers added tacked on their final goal at the 14th minute in the third period when Lee carried the puck through the slot and lifted a backhand over Schutt’s left shoulder just under the cross bar. Kristin Metzger earned an assist on the goal.
Oswego State goaltender Emi Williams posted 19 saves in the contest for her first shutout of the season and the fifth of her career. Schutt finished the game with 52 saves. The teams square off again tomorrow at 3 p.m. in Oswego.