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Utica Over Oswego in Women’s Hockey

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OSWEGO, N.Y. – The Oswego State women’s ice hockey team (0-2-1, 0-1-0 ECAC West) lost its first conference game of the season after Utica (1-0-0, 1-0-0 ECAC West) posted a 3-1 win on Friday night. Special teams played a role in the contest, as the Lakers were 0-for-9 with the extra skater, while the Pioneers were 1-for-6 and added a short-handed goal.

After a scoreless first period, Olivia Boersen (Jr., Stratford, Ont.) put one on the board ten minutes into the second period to give the Lakers the lead. Less than four minutes later, the Pioneers answered with a power-play goal by Morgan Reed with assists from Mary Fusco and Vanessa Maines. Utica scored again two minutes later on a short-handed goal by Meghan McMahon with assists going to Megan Myers and Courtney May.

Oswego State had opportunities to tie the score in the third period with four power-play chances, including what would have nearly a two-minute, two-skater advantage before a Laker penalty made it 4-on-3. Shortly after the Lakers’ final power play of the game, Utica’s Carmen Johnson added an insurance goal with an assist from Brittany Dellechalie.

Catherine Cote (Jr., Val D’Or, Quebec) made 35 saves in the loss for her first start of the season. Jennifer Hammel made 23 saves.

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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!