Mustangs rally in 3rd, clinch playoff berth with 3-1 win vs. Cortland

Mustangs rally in 3rd, clinch playoff berth with 3-1 win vs. Cortland

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Mustangs fell behind by a tally in the second, but scored three in the third period to take the Women's Hockey League (NEWHL) victory over the Cortland Red Dragons, 3-1. 


  • Final Score:  Morrisville 3, Cortland 1 (by period:  Morrisville 0-0-3, Cortland 0-1-0)
  • Location:  Morrisville, N.Y.
  • Records:  Morrisville (12-10-1, 9-6-1 NEWHL), Cortland (13-8-2, 6-8-2 NEWHL)


  • Vying for a NEWHL playoff spot, the Mustangs and the Red Dragons went toe to toe throughout the first period of play.
  • Cortland broke the scoreless deadlock at the 4:43 mark in the second period in a frame where the Red Dragons outshot the Mustangs 10-5.
  • However, the tide turned towards the Mustangs at the 4:35 mark when Tessa Dobson (Moose Factory, Ont.) tied up the contest at 1-1 off of an assist from Madison Lawson (Fort Worth, Tex.).
  • As the period wore on, Morrisville and Cortland continued to trade shots looking for the game winner.
  • Kylie Cameron (Burlington, Ont.) would provide that game winner for the Mustangs at the 17:23 mark in the third period.  Maddison Devlin (Campbell River, B.C.) and Mackenzie Lombardi (Hamilton, Ont.) collected the assists.
  • Thirty five seconds later, the Red Dragons pulled their goal tender in an effort to tie the score back up.  However, after a Cortland shot was saved by Morrisville's Lacey Friesen (Marquette, Man.), she alertly found Lombardi for the empty netter at the 19:34 mark in the third to cap off the comeback.
  • Friesen recorded 31 saves to record her seventh win between the pipes.


  • Morrisville will wrap up their regular season NEWHL slate on Friday and Saturday against the Cardinals from Plattsburgh State.  Puck drop is scheduled for 4 PM on Friday, while Saturday's start time is set for 2 PM.