BY RANDY SCHULTZ –
TONAWANDA, NY – The Kenmore/Grand Island girl’s varsity ice hockey team scored two third period goals to come from behind and tie FLOP (Frontier, Lake Shore, Orchard Park), 2-2, Tuesday evening at Lincoln Ice Arena. It was the only game scheduled in the WNYGVIH.
FLOP opened up the scoring at the 11:43 mark of the first period when Jacelyn Smaczniak, an eighth grade defenseman from Frontier HS, scored. Emery Fitzery, a junior from Frontier, assisted on the goal.
FLOP scored the only goal of the second period when Lilly Kushner, an eighth grader from Lake Shore, scored at the 11:30 mark to give her team a 2-0 lead. Assists went to Samantha Torgerson, a senior defenseman from Frontier and Maura Langdon, an junior forward from Orchard Park.
It was all Ken/GI in the third period. They finally got on the scoreboard when Carissa Buyea, a senior center from Kenmore West tallied her first goal of the season at 7:52 to make it 2-1. Isabella Jayme, a freshman from Grand Island, got the assist.
That set the stage for Isabelle Bourgeault, a freshman from Ken-West, to tie the game, 2-2, at the 7:20 mark. Assists went to Jayme and Molly Leggett, a senior from Grand Island.
The two teams played one overtime period with no scoring.
Ken/GI fired 34 shots at FLOP goalie, Kerrigan McCarthy, a sophomore from Orchard Park, while FLOP shot 20 at Ken/GI netminder Carolyn Bourgeault, a junior from Ken-West.
(Photo by Janet Schultz Photography/NY Hockey OnLine)