Fagan tallies lone goal in setback
OSWEGO, N.Y. – Junior Alexis Fagan (Burrillville, R.I.) scored the lone Panther goal as the Plymouth State University women's ice hockey team fell to Oswego State, 5-1, in the first game of a midweek non-conference series at Marano Campus Center Arena on Wednesday night.
Oswego State struck first, but Fagan found the back of the net as a Panthers' power play expired to even the game in the first period. The Lakers came out firing in the second, scoring three times to break the game open. The hosts added an insurance goal in the third period to seal the win.
The loss drops Plymouth State 2-10-3 on the season, while Oswego State improves to 7-4-3
The Final Score:
Plymouth State 1, Oswego State 5
Plymouth State (2-10-3)
Oswego State (7-4-3)
How it Happened:
* Oswego State grabbed the first tally of the game on an unassisted goal by freshman Sara Cruise (Fairhaven, Mass.) at the 7:39 mark of the first period.
* A couple of Lakers' penalties led to a 5-on-3 power play for Plymouth State, and Fagan cashed in as the second penalty wound down to tie the score with 6:25 remaining in the first.
* The hosts retook the lead just 1:12 into the second period when freshman Emily Gustafson (Clarkston, Mich.) found the back of the net.
* Sophomore Aislinn McAleer (Manasquan, N.J.) padded the lead with a goal at the 4:18 mark, and sophomore Emma Morisette (Wyandotte, Mich.) added another on a power play strike at 15:01.
* The Panthers had three power play opportunities in the second, but could not take advantage.
* Oswego State tacked on one more goal in the third to account for the 5-1 final.
Inside the Numbers:
* PSU was outshot, 27-26, despite having a 14-7 shot advantage in the first period.
* Sophomore Gabbie Igo (Phoenix, Ariz.) stopped 22 shots on the night for the Panthers, while junior Rachael Farmer (Grand Island, N.Y.) made 25 saves for Oswego State.
* The Panthers' power play unit went 1-for-8, while the Lakers converted on 1-of-3 opportunities.
Straight from the Coach's Mouth:
"We played a very good game," said head coach Mykul Haun. "I felt we dominated the first and third periods. We got into a bit of penalty trouble in the second which shifted the momentum. We had strong play from multiple players, but freshmen Siri Brett (Wenatchee, Wash.) and Ellen Svane (Thunder Bay, Ont.) were noticeable on every shift. We were missing the work ethic and energy that newcomer Hannah Bradshaw (Traverse City, Mich.) brings. We'll be happy to get her back in for tomorrow's contest."
* The two teams are right back at it again tomorrow (Jan. 17) with puck drop set for 3:00 p.m.
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