Oswego State Women’s Ice Hockey Unable to Overcome Early Deficit In 6-1 Loss At Sacred Heart

The Oswego State women’s ice hockey team gave up three early goals, and was never able to recover as it suffered a 6-1 loss to Division I Sacred Heart on Friday night in Bridgeport, Conn. Senior Jenna Kirkwood (Chilliwack, B.C.) scored the lone goal for the Lakers, while Taryn Lapierre tallied two goals and three assists for the Pioneers. Oswego State’s Megan Amlinger (So., Oakville, Ont.) suffered the loss in her first career start as she made 32 saves and allowed six goals. Emily Siira picked up the win for Sacred Heart posting 16 saves on 17 shots. The Lakers fell to 4-4 overall, while the Pioneers improved to 3-9 on the season.

Sacred Heart raced out to a 3-0 lead when Taryn Lapierre netted a goal at the 9:17 mark in the first period after assisting on the first two goals of the contest. From that point forward, Oswego State settled down on both ends of the ice.

Lapierre added her second goal of the game midway through the second period to give the Pioneers a 4-1 advantage. However, the Lakers’ Jenna Kirkwood tallied her seventh goal of the season after Sarah Hannon (Jr., Lackawanna, N.Y.) and Angie Friesen (Sr., Chilliwack, B.C.) found her stick with 3:41 on the clock before the second intermission as the score stood at 4-1.

Sacred Heart tacked on two more goals in the final frame with one goal coming on the power play to post the 6-1 win. Oswego State goaltender Megan Amlinger finished with 32 saves, including 17 in the first period, in her first collegiate game.

The teams square off again at 3 p.m. on Saturday afternoon in Bridgeport.

Box Score: http://www.collegehockeystats.net/0910/boxes/woswsac1.d04