Saturday, February 6, 2010

Oswego and Utica Meet Tonight for ECAC-West Women's Action

Its hockey night on the shores of Lake Ontario as the Oswego State Lakers and the Utica Pioneers square off for a 7:00 pm showdown at the Campus Center Ice Arena. Oswego comes into tonights contest with a record of 6-11-1 and a 4-7-1 mark in ECAC-West play while the Pioneers are 4th in conference with a conference record of 5-7-2 and an overall record of 9-10-2. Oswego is just 2 points behind Neumann and Buffalo State for 5th in conference.

These squads met at the Auditorium in Utica last season with the Pioneers taking both games by the scores of 4-0 and 3-1. Coming into tonight's game Oswego took 3 of a possible 4 points away from Cortland while Utica lost both of its games at RIT.

Key Stats and Players to Watch
Team Offense:
Oswego-2.06 Goals a Game
Utica- 2.14 Goals a Game

Team Defense:
Oswego-3.11 Goals a Game
Utica- 2.81 Goals a Game

Power Play:
Oswego-8 for 94 8.9%
Utica- 13 for 109 11.9%

Penalty Kill:
Oswego-81 of 97 83.5%
Utica- 93 of 111 83.8%

Players to Watch:
Jenna Kirkwood- 9 Goals 3 Assists 12 Points
Kelly Collins- 6 Goals 3 Assists 9 Points
Emily Grippin- 3 Goals 6 Assists 9 Points
Emi Williams- 6-8-1 2.37 GAA .921 SV %

Lynny Gonzales- 10 Goals 11 Assists 21 Points
Darcy Hier- 5 Goals 15 Assists 20 Points
Megan Sudik- 5 Goals 8 Aassists 13 Points
Jill Doherty- 9-8-2 2.59 GAA .925 SV% 

The game can be heard live on 88.9 FM WNYO Oswego, NY "The Voice of Oswego" at 7:00 pm for the puck drop and their pregame show, "Countdown to Faceoff" is on at 6:30 pm.

Stats with thanks to WNYO Sports