CANTON, N.Y. – Graduate student Dany Donegan (Cicero/Syracuse Nationals) became Cortland’s career assist leader as the nationally 11th-ranked Cortland women’s ice hockey team skated to a 3-1 win at Canton Saturday afternoon in SUNYAC action. The Red Dragons improved to 6-0 overall and 3-0 in the conference. The Kangaroos dropped to 3-3 and 1-3.
With her assist on a power-play goal in the first period, Donegan surpassed Grace Schnorr’s 51 assists from 2018-2023 and now sits on 80 career points on 28 goals and 52 assists.
Graduate student Elena Eichmann (Rochester/Syracuse Nationals), senior Kait Bourgeois (Cobden, ON/Ottawa Thunder) and sophomore Alex Johnson (Montreal, QC/Dawson College CEGEP) each netted goals for Cortland. Sophomore Kayla Persinger (Lewiston/Newark Ironbound) collected two assists, while Donegan. senior Nicole Tulowiecki (Syracuse/Syracuse Nationals) and junior Mia Hlasnick (Olean/Niagara Jr. Purple Eagles) picked up one assist apiece. Junior goalie Molly Goergen (Eden Prairie, MN/Eden Prairie H.S.) made 30 saves.
Tilly Couture scored Canton’s goal with Jayme McIlveen and Kamryn Barnes earning assists. Goalie Molly Lenihan registered 29 saves.
Bourgeois gave Cortland a 1-0 lead on the power play at 10:43 of the first period, scoring on a wrist shot from the left point through traffic, giving Donegan her milestone assist. Eichmann made it a 2-0 game at 2:40 of the second period with a deflection in the slot.
Couture cut Cortland’s lead to 2-1 with a power-play goal 5:04 into the third period, but Johnson added an insurance goal at 12:58 of the period when she scored on a slap shot after Hlasnick won a clean faceoff. The Kangaroos pulled Lenihan late for an extra skater, but Cortland held Canton from scoring and secured the 3-1 final.
(Photo provided by Cortland Women’s Hockey)