Cortland opens season with 5-1 win vs. Canton

Cortland opens season with 5-1 win vs. Canton

CORTLAND, N.Y. – The Cortland women's hockey team broke open a close game with a four-goal second period and defeated Canton, 5-1, in the season-opening game for both teams.

Junior Grace Schnorr (Camillus/Little Caesars) led the Red Dragons with two goals. Freshmen Dany Donegan (Cicero/Syracuse Nationals) and Elena Eichmann (Fairport/Syracuse Nationals) each netted her first career goal, and sophomore Quinn Metcalfe (Churchville/Rochester Monarchs) added a goal.

Junior Katie DeVoe (Mississauga, ON/Vaughan Flames) and sophomore Amanda Gaffney (Williamsville/Amherst Knights) each recorded two assists. Freshman Molly McCabe (Webster/Webster Thomas H.S. Boys) registered her first career point with an assist, and sophomore Lindsay Reyes (Chino Hills, CA/Anaheim Lady Ducks) also collected an assist. Junior goalie Chelsea Allain (Malta/Canterbury School) turned aside 19 shots.

Junior ALyssa Suzuki (Auckland, New Zealand/OHA) scored for the Kangaroos. Freshmen Emily Matthew (Buffalo/Niagara Jr. Purple Eagles) and Caeley Smith (Yonkers/Taft Prep) assisted on the goal. Senior Brooke Susac (Bowmanville, ON/Clarington Flames) started in goal, making 17 saves in 31:10. Freshman Sirena Alvarez (Jyvaskyla, Finland/HTI Stars) played the final 28:50, stopping 14 shots.

Schnorr gave Cortland a 1-0 lead 7:59 into the game with a rebound goal in front. The Red Dragons then netted the first three goals of the second period to go ahead 4-0. Donegan scored at 6:48, Eichmann scored at 10:36 and Metcalfe netted her goal at 11:10. After Suzuki scored at 11:44, Schnorr completed the scoring with a breakaway goal at 15:07.

Cortland 5, Canton 1

Score by periods:

Canton                0-1-0        1
Cortland              1-4-0        5

Scoring Summary (Goals-Assists):
Canton: Alyssa Suzuki 1-0, Emily Matthew 0-1, Caeley Smith 0-1
Cortland: Grace Schnorr 2-0, Elena Eichmann 1-0, Quinn Metcalfe 1-0, Dany Donegan 1-0, Katie DeVoe 0-2, Amanda Gaffney 0-2, Lindsay Reyes 0-1, Molly McCabe 0-1

Saves: Brooke Susac (Canton) 17 saves (4 GA in 31:10), Sirena Alvarez (Canton) 14 saves (1 GA in 28:50); Chelsea Allain (Cortland) 19 saves (1 GA in 60:00)
Shots on goal: Cortland 36 (16-13-7), Canton 20 (7-10-3)
Penalties: Canton 5-10:00, Cortland 2-4:00
Power Play: Cortland 0-4, Canton 0-2

Records after game: Cortland (Red Dragons) 1-0, 1-0 NEWHL, Canton (Kangaroos) 0-1, 0-1 NEWHL