Slow Start Hurts Oswego State Women’s Ice Hockey In 3-1 Loss To Elmira

A day after going 0-for-8 with the extra attacker, seventh-ranked Elmira went 3-for-4 on the power play in the first period en route to handing the Oswego State women’s ice hockey team a 3-1 loss Sunday afternoon at the Campus Center Arena. Tori Charron recorded two of the three Soaring Eagle goals to finish the series with three goals. Elmira moved to 2-1-1 overall and 1-0-1 in the ECAC West, while Oswego State dropped to 1-2-1 overall and 0-1-1 in the league.

The scoring started early in Sunday’s game as Elmira capitalized on its power-play chances in the first frame. Tori Charron recorded her first goal of the game at 4:14 when she let a wrist shot go that went over Oswego State netminder Emi Williams’ right shoulder into the net after a hooking penalty. The Lakers appeared to have tied the contest midway through the first, but the goal was waved off as it was ruled that an Oswego State skate kicked in the puck.

Another Laker hooking penalty resulted in the Soaring Eagles’ second goal when Alex Bresler’s shot from the left faceoff circle snuck between Williams’ glove and left pad. Madison Johnston and Tanis Lamoureux were awarded assists on the goal. Elmira’s third power-play goal of the stanza came at 11:21 when Charron got a shot through traffic. Assists were credited to Lindsay Mitchell and Caitlin Metcalf.

The Soaring Eagles continued to hold a 3-0 lead heading into the final 20 minutes as the teams skated to a scoreless second frame, but Mackenzie Lee ended the shutout bid at 6:03 in the third. With Oswego State skating with a 4-on-3 advantage, Lee carried the puck on the left side before ripping a wrist shot past Elmira goaltender Samantha Maguire.

The Lakers continued to pressure the Soaring Eagles in the third. At 1:05, Oswego State’s Sarah Hannon took a shot that hit the pipe on a delayed Elmira penalty. On the resulting power play, the Lakers were unable to put any shots on goal, as the Soaring Eagles posted the 3-1 win.

Emi Williams compiled 28 saves and allowed three goals, while Samantha Maguire posted 19 saves and allowed one goal.

Oswego State will travel to Cortland for two games on Friday and Saturday.