The Morrisville State women’s ice hockey team scored late power-play goals in the first and second periods and held on for a 3-2 victory over Cortland Wednesday night in Northeast Women’s Hockey League (NEWHL) action at Alumni Arena. The Red Dragons suffered their first loss of the season, dropping to 4-1 overall and in the conference. The Mustangs evened their records at 2-2-1 and 1-1-1.
Dany Donegan and Martha Dzieniszewska each scored goals for Cortland. Emily King, Elena Eichmann and Molly McCabe collected one assist apiece. Red Dragon goalie Chelsea Allain made 23 saves.
Alexziz Giannamore led Morrisville with a goal and an assist. Tessa Dobson and Taylor Finnie also added goals while Kylie Cameron and Maddison Devlin each picked up an assist. Adriana Harman stopped 31 shots in the Mustangs’ goal.
Giannamore gave the Mustangs a 1-0 lead with her power-play goal just three seconds before the end of the first period. Donegan tied the game at 12:09 of the second period with her fourth goal of the season, but Dobson made it a 2-1 score 32 seconds later. Dzieniszewska netted her first career goal on a rebound at 15:27 to pull Cortland even at 2-2. Finnie, however, tallied the game winner on the power play at 19:53 of the second.
Late in the third period, Cortland pulled Allain for an extra skater and pressured the Mustangs, getting shots from McCabe, Eichmann and Allyson Edwards that were all denied by Harman in the closing 30 seconds.