MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State Women's Ice Hockey team handed Endicott College their first Colonial Hockey Conference loss on Friday afternoon, defeating the visiting Gulls 2-0.
Both teams struggled to mount an offense during the first period, tallying only 9 combined shots; all of which were saved. The second period also ended scoreless, however the Mustangs were able to out-shoot the Gulls 9-3 as they began to pick up momentum.
The third period was a different story for Morrisville as they were finally able to find the back of the net. Jessica Ujcik (Munich, Germany) tallied her 9th goal of the season from the left post, receiving a slip pass from Renee Stevenson (Winnipeg, Manitoba). Stevenson was credited with one assist, her 17th of the season, while Ciara Lark (Mildmay, Ontario) picked up the other.
Just over two and a half minutes later, the Mustangs tacked on another score when Maddison Devlin (Campbell River, British Columbia) capitalized off of a scrum in front of the net. Stephanie Strymecki (Kelowna, British Columbia) and Kanekaroroks McComber (Kahnawake, Quebec) tallied the assists.
Renee Schmaltz (Beaumont, Alberta) continued her stellar play between the pipes, recording 10 saves on her way to her sixth shutout of the season.
The Mustangs and the Gulls will need to rest up quickly, as they return to the ice for the second game of the series at 2 PM tomorrow afternoon.
Morrisville State College's curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.
The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges 2016 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2016 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit www.morrisville.edu.