MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State Women's Ice Hockey team dropped the second game of their non-conference series with SUNY Potsdam on Saturday afternoon by a score of 5-2.
Potsdam picked up the first goal of the game at 9:51 when Natalie Wasielewski broke free down the left side for a top-shelf unassisted tally.
The hosts were able to knot the game back up at 1-1 when defenseman, Chyne Kennedy (Southwold, Ont.) crashed the crease to tap in Mackenzie Lombardi's (Hamilton, Ont.) saved shot. Lombardi and Maria deWilde (Caistorville, Ont.) were credited with assists on the play.
Three minutes later, Potsdam responded with a power play goal, taking advantage of extended man-up time due to back to back Morrisville penalities. Jaci Morr tallied her first of the year to give the Bears a 2-1 advantage going into the first intermission.
Morr extended the Bears' lead to 3-1 at the 4:43 mark in the second period for her second goal of the game.
Kennedy inched the Mustangs closer to comeback just over nine minutes into the final period. Kennedy, received the puck on the left wing from Jessica Ujcik (Munich, Germany), and ripped a one-timer past the Potsdam net minder into the top right corner. Kennedy's second goal of the game put the Mustangs within one.
However, Potsdam was able to take advantage of a delayed penalty call, pulling their goalie in favor of an extra skater at 13:25. The move paid off as they were able to extend their lead to 4-2 with a goal at 13:35.
The Mustangs would not give in though, pounding the Bears' net with 19 shots on goal. Unfortunately, the puck would not find the back of the net.
Potsdam rounded out their scoring with Natalie Wasielewski's second goal of the game to secure the 5-2 victory.
Morrisville falls to 5-2-1 overall and will head back out on the road for another non-conference test against a local rival. The Mustangs will travel to Hamilton College on Tuesday for a matchup with the Continentals at 1 PM.
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