CORTLAND, N.Y. – Sophomore goalie Chelsea Allain (Saratoga/Canterbury School) turned aside 27 shots, and junior Emily King (Buffalo/Buffalo Regals) scored early in the second period as the Cortland women's ice hockey team defeated Potsdam, 1-0, in NEWHL action Saturday afternoon. Allain posted her fourth shutout of the season, setting a single-season program record.
The Red Dragons improved to 10-8-3 overall and 3-8-3 in the conference, while the Bears dropped to 8-9-3 and 5-3-2.
Sophomore goalie Samantha White (Oceanside, CA/Anaheim Lady Ducks) made 34 saves for Potsdam.
After a scoreless first period, King scored the game's lone goal, her third of the season, at 1:40 of the second period when she knocked in her own rebound after Metcalfe sent her on a breakaway. Just past the midway point of the second period, the Bears had a two-player advantage on the for 16 seconds but could not capitalize as they finished the game 0-for-4 on the power play.
In the third period, Cortland outshot Potsdam, 9-7, and kept late pressure on the Bears that prevented pulling White for an extra skater.
Cortland 1, Potsdam 0
Score by periods:
Potsdam 0-0-0 0
Cortland 0-1-0 1
Scoring Summary (Goals-Assists):
Potsdam: no scoring
Cortand: Emily King 1-0, Quinn Metcalfe 0-1
Saves: Samantha White (Potsdam) 34 saves (1 GA in 60;00); Chelsea Allain (Cortland) 27 saves (0 GA in 60:00)
Shots on goal: Cortland 35 (11-15-9), Potsdam 27 (7-13-7)
Penalties: Cortland 4-8:00, Potsdam 1-2:00
Power Play: Potsdam 0-4, Cortland 0-1
Records after game: Cortland (Red Dragons) 10-8-3, 3-8-3 NEWHL, Potsdam (Bears) 8-9-3, 5-4-2 NEWHL