MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Morrisville dropped a back and forth Northeast Women's Hockey League (NEWHL) battle with the Lakers from Oswego on Saturday afternoon, falling 4-3.
- Final Score: Oswego St. 4, Morrisville 3 (by period: Oswego St. 1-3-0, Morrisville 1-2-0)
- Location: Morrisville, N.Y.
- Records: Oswego St. 9-3-1 (6-2-1 NEWHL), Morrisville 6-7-1 (3-4-1 NEWHL)
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
- The Mustangs picked up the first goal of the game just over two and a half minutes into the first period when Tessa Dobson (Moose Factory, Ont.) re-directed a Taylor Finnie (Kamloops, B.C.) shot from the point.
- However, just over thirty seconds later, the Lakers responded with a re-direct goal of their own to set up what would ultimately a back and forth affair.
- Knotted up at one goal apiece, Oswego State took a one goal advantage as Philomena Teggart ripped a bullet from the point at the 1:31 mark in the second period.
- While it was not immediate, the Mustangs would respond later in the second period when Alana McDonald (Potsdam, N.Y.) tied the score at 2-2 with a breakaway at the 8:22 mark in the second.
- McDonald's line would strike again just under two minutes later to give the Mustangs the 3-2 advantage. Maddison Devlin (Campbell River, B.C.) notched the goal, while McDonald and Mackenzie Lombardi (Hamilton, Ont.) provided the assists.
- Morrisville seemed destined to add to that total as Oswego picked up a tripping penalty four seconds later. Unfortunately, the Mustangs' lead would be short lived as the Lakers picked off a Morrisville pass and found the back of the net for a short-handed strike to even the score at three goals each.
- Teggart gave Oswego State the 4-3 advantage at the 17:03 mark.
- After a wild second period, action quieted down for both sides in the third as neither team was able to put more than seven shots on net.
- Morrisville would have a chance later in the third period to tie the game when Oswego was called for an interference penalty at the 14:38 mark. The Lakers though were able to run their penalty kill to near perfection, allowing Morrisville to only take one shot on net during the power play to preserve the 4-3 win.
The Mustangs turn their attention to another NEWHL opponent on Friday, January 17 with a 4 PM contest at home against the Bengals from Buffalo State.