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SUNY Potsdam women’s hockey falls to Hamilton

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CLINTON - The Hamilton College women’s ice hockey team scored three times in a 5:24 span to rally for its first win of the season, beating SUNY Potsdam 5-2 Tuesday at Russell Sage Rink.

Stephanie Lang matched a career high with three points for the Continentals (1-2-0). She assisted on the tying goal 1:53 before the second intermission, scored the game winner early in the third period then added an insurance goal with 2:45 left in regulation.

Hamilton’s Ianthe Lekometros started the Continental rally late in the second period, scoring her first goal of the season to tie the score at 2-2.

The Continentals capitalized quickly on a Potsdam penalty to score the game-winning goal. After the Bears were whistled for their third penalty of the game, Jill Tokarczyk won the ensuing face-off and eight seconds later, Lang’s first goal of the year put Hamilton up for good. Hamilton scored again 86 seconds later on a close shot from Gigi Fraser. Fraser, who leads the team with three goals and four points on the season, scored off a pass from Katie Parkman. The assist was Parkman’s first collegiate point.

Brittany Lucky and Jordan Ott scored Potsdam’s goals. Lucky opened the scoring with 1:45 left in the opening period with a power-play goal. The Continentals tied the game on a power-play goal by Hannah Jaiven ’14 5:17 into the second period before the Bears retook the lead midway through the period on Ott’s fourth goal of the season. Jessica Silveira assisted on both Potsdam goals, giving her four on the year. Amanda Lucky picked up her fourth assist of the season on Ott’s goal.

Sarah Schuchardt recorded her third career win in as many decisions, stopping 14 shots and allowing just one even-strength goal.

Former Potsdam Central standout Abby Tardelli made 35 shots for the Bears, who owned a 17-8 shot advantage in the first period but were outshot 23-8 over the final 40 minutes. Schuchardt’s seven saves in the opening period were a single-period career-high total.

Lang, who notched her second career multi-goal game, closed out the scoring late in the third period after a scramble in front of the net left Tardelli without her stick.

The win was Hamilton’s third in as many all-time meetings with Potsdam.

Potsdam plays an ECAC West game at SUNY Cortland Friday night.

MEN’S HOCKEY

Visiting Stonehill College used five goals in the second period en route to a 6-2 win against the SUNY Canton menat the Roos House. The win improves the Skyhawks to 3-2-0, while the loss drops the Kangaroos to 1-5-1.

Bryan Rooney and Richard Harris anchored the Stonehill offense with a goal and assist each.

Cory Giczewski and Vance Bridgman scored the Canton goals. Jake Ranahan, Austin Root and Kristian Leach each earned solo assists.

Louie Puig had a strong night in net keeping the Roos in the game on multiple occasions with impressive saves. He turned aside a career-high 41 shots for SUNY Canton making no fewer than 13 saves in any period. Chris Tasiopoulos stopped 24 shots in the win for the Skyhawks.

The men’s hockey team is back in action Friday when it travels to take on SUNY Potsdam beginning at 7p.m. The Roos are back at home Saturday night at 7p.m. when they host the Bears.

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