Friday, January 15, 2010

Oswego Drops First of Weekend Double vs #4 RIT

The Oswego State Lakers Women's Ice Hockey team played very well in their ECAC-West contest against the host RIT Tigers tonight at the Ritter Arena. The Lakers fell to5-7-0 on the season while the host Tigers move to 9-2-3 with the victory on home ice. 

RIT got on the board in the second period as Melissa Hall scored her 7th on the season at the 17:26 mark. The goal by Hall was the offense that Amy Torgerson needed as she stopped all eight shots that the Lakers put on net in the contest. The Tigers would score on a empty net goal by Shireen Irani. For Irani, that was her third on the season with the lone assist going to Kylie Mazzetta.

Emi Williams (pictured)  was outstanding in net for the Lakers as she stopped 49 of the 51 shots RIT put on the net. Williams falls to 5-5-0 on the season while Torgerson moves to 5-0-2 for the number four ranked Tigers, that according to the last USCHO D-III Womens poll. For her performance tonight, Williams was honored as the first star of the game. Other stars of the game included Melissa Hall and Kristina Moss, both of RIT. Both powerplays struggled in the contest as the Lakers went 0-10 as RIT, who came in with the best powerplay in D-III Womens hockey ended up 0-11. 

RIT leads the all-time series between the two schools, 15-6-0. Last season, RIT defeated the Lakers, 9-2 and 5-0 in their two meetings at the Campus Center Ice Arena. The same two teams will get together on Saturday night for a 7:00 pm faceoff from the Ritter Arena at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

The Box Score of the game can be found HERE