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Elmira Defeats Cortland

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ELMIRA, N.Y. – Four different players scored goals as the nationally fifth-ranked Elmira women’s ice hockey team defeated Cortland, 4-0, in the ECAC West opener for both schools Saturday afternoon. The Red Dragons fell to 0-3 overall on the season, while the Soaring Eagles improved to 2-0-1.

Freshman goaltender Deanna Meunier (Parsippany, NJ/New Jersey Rockets) stopped 39 shots for Cortland. Her counterpart in goal for Elmira, Lauren Sullivan, registered seven saves in posting the shutout.

Olivia Nystrom recorded a goal and an assist for the Soaring Eagles, and Tanis Lamoureux, Ashton Hogan and Audrey Juneau each tallied a goal. Brooke Wilgosh collected two assists, while Cassidy Delainey and Katie Gaskin chipped in with one assist apiece.

Juneau scored what proved to be the game-winner with just one minute, 41 seconds remaining in the opening period. Hogan made it a 2-0 game at 13:34 of the second period. Nystrom made it a 3-0 game at 4:49 of the third period, and Lamoureux clinched the win with her score at 12:01 of the third.

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Janet has been covering women's hockey for over 35 years. Along with a 38 year career in Public Relations and over 40 years photographing sports, she found a passion in women's hockey. Her initial story was on the founding of the Niagara University D1 program, she expanded to collegiate and youth and was active in the founding and promoting of the WNY Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Federation. When Professional Women's Hockey hit the ice she was there, one of the first to release the story in WNY. Along with her husband, Randy, people comment that if there's hockey, the Schultz's are there!