Fourth-ranked RIT scored three goals in the first five minutes and never looked back as it defeated the Oswego State womenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s ice hockey team 10-2 on Saturday night in Rochester. Katie Stack registered a hat trick for the Tigers, who out-shot the Lakers 59-16. Kelly Collins (So., Fairport, N.Y.) and Jenna Kirkwood (Sr., Chilliwack, B.C.) tallied the goals for Oswego State, which fell to 5-8-0 overall and 3-5-0 in the ECAC West. RIT raised its overall mark to 10-2-3 and its conference mark to 5-1-2.
The Tigers started the scoring 2:05 into the game when Megan Kobar notched her second goal of the season, and had a 3-0 lead nearly four minutes later after goals by Stack and Kristina Moss. RIT added its fourth goal of the period at the 14:25 mark as Tenecia Hiller fed Ali Hills for the score.
With the Tigers holding a 7-0 lead, Kelly Collins ended the shutout bid at 17:43 in the second frame after she received a pass from Jillian Bergeron (So., Brockville, Ont.). However, RIT tallied two more goals in the next minute to skate into the locker room with the score 9-1.
After an Oswego State goaltending change, Jamie Parhar scored the last Tiger goal at 5:17 with assists going to Hiller and Belina Hooper. Jenna Kirkwood posted her eighth goal of the season short-handed, as assists were credited to Natalie Rossi (Jr., Edison, N.J.) and Angie Friesen (Sr., Chilliwack, B.C.), for the final score of 10-2.
The LakersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Emi Williams (Jr., Anchorage, Alaska) made 32 saves and allowed nine goals in the first two frames, while Lana Peterson (Fr., Anchorage, Alaska) compiled 17 saves and allowed one goal in the third period. Amy Torgerson finished the game with 14 saves on 16 shots.
Oswego State returns to the Campus Center Ice Arena for the first time in two months with a weekend series against Chatham starting on Saturday, Jan. 23 at 3 p.m.