Saturday, January 9, 2010

Lakers Put 5 Spot on Castelton - Roll 6-1 in Rutland Herald Invitational Opener

The Oswego State Lakers Women's Ice Hockey team is one win away from successfully defending their Rutland Herald Invitational title. The Lakers came out flying and defeated the host Castleton Spartans by the score of 6-1 this afternoon. The Lakers were led in most part by the play of their powerplay units as they lit the lamp 3 times in the second period to boost the Laker offense and sparked them to the teams 5th victory on the season. 

The first goal of the contest was scored just before the three minute mark into the second period as Laker Alex Szypryt scored her first on the season with Kathryn Sbrocchi getting the lone helper. Then Emily Grippen took the Jenna Kirkwood pass to beat Spartan goaltenderKatharyn Dembowski to bump the Laker lead to 2-0 at the 6:25 mark. Then the Laker powerplay was on the ice and that led to three straight powerplay goals to end out the period. Fairport's Kelly Collins scored her fourth of the year with Jillian Bergeron and Aprilyn Gush getting the assists. Then the lead grew to 4-0 as former Plattsburgh Cardinal Tiarra Garrow scored her second of the season with Collins and Sbrocchi getting the helpers. Oswego would then score one more time with the player advantage as Brenna Weber scored her first of the season with Gush and Bryanna Forrest getting the assists.

The host Spartans would finally figure out Laker netminder Emi Williams as Jade Werger scored her second on the year with the assist going to Amy Costa. Lackawanna native Sarah Hannon would find the net for the second time this season for the Lakers sixth goal of the game with Jenna Kirkwood and team Captain Angie Friesen getting the assists and that would be how the game would end with Oswego winning 6-1.

Emi Williams made 22 saves in net for her fifth victory this season while Castleton's Katharyn Dembowski stopped 33 Oswego shots. The Lakers outshot the Spartans 39-23 including a 23-6 performance in the second period. Oswego moves on to play the winner of the Adrian/Potsdam game for the Championship tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 pm as the host Castleton will play the loser of the Adrian/Potsdam matchup.

Boxscore can be seen HERE
Photo Courtesy of SUNY Oswego