Cortland, Buffalo State play to 1-1 overtime draw

Cortland, Buffalo State play to 1-1 overtime draw

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Sophomore Katie DeVoe (Mississauga/Vaughan Flames) scored the game-tying goal late in regulation, and sophomore goalie Chelsea Allain (Saratoga/Canterbury School) stopped a penalty shot in overtime as the Cortland women's ice hockey team skated to a 1-1 tie at Buffalo St. Saturday afternoon in NEWHL action.

DeVoe's goal was her team-high fourth of the season, assisted by junior Emily King (Buffalo/Buffalo Regals) and freshman Amanda Gaffney (Williamsville/Amherst Knights. Allain, making her first start of the season, finished the game with 27 saves for the Red Dragons (2-5-3, 0-5-3 NEWHL).

Emma Ruggiero scored for the Bengals (3-4-2, 2-3-1) with Madeline Kromer and Lila Toczek assisting on the goal. Goalie Bri Gawronski made 34 saves.

After a scoreless first period, Ruggiero gave the Bengals a 1-0 lead just 44 seconds into the second period on her fourth goal in the two-game series. With time winding down in the third period, Cortland pulled Allain for an extra skater with 2:05 remaining in regulation, and the move paid off as DeVoe netted the tying goal at the 18:50 mark.

In overtime, a Buffalo St. player was taken down on a breakaway opportunity 2:02 into the five-minute period, but Allain denied Olivia Smith on the ensuing penalty shot to preserve the tie.

Score by periods:

Cortland                   0-0-1-0     1
Buffalo St.                0-1-0-0     1

Scoring Summary (Goals-Assists):
Cortland: Katie DeVoe 1-0, Emily King 0-1, Amanda Gaffney 0-1
Buffalo St.: Emma Ruggiero 1-0, Madeline Kromer 0-1, Lila Toczek 0-1

Saves: Chelsea Allain (Cortland) 27 saves (1 GA in 64:05), Empty Net :55; Bri Gawronski (Buffalo St.) 34 saves (1 GA in 65:00)

Shots on goal: Cortland 35 (11-11-12-1), Buffalo St. 28 (7-11-8-2)
Penalties: Cortland 5-10:00, Buffalo St. 5-10:00
Power Play: Cortland 0-5, Buffalo St. 0-4

Records after game: Cortland (Red Dragons) 2-5-3, 0-5-3 NEWHL, Buffalo St. (Bengals) 3-4-2, 2-3-1 NEWHL