MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State Women's Ice Hockey team struggled to find the back of the net on Wednesday afternoon, falling 1-0 at home against the Spartans from Castleton University.
Despite a quick turnaround after playing a night game on the road last night, the Mustangs came out hot, outshooting the Spartans 12-5 in the first period. However, Castleton got on the board at 8:40 in the first period when Lisa Kilroy banged home the rebound from Aimee Briand's initial shot.
The second period looked a little different as the Spartans matched the Mustangs offensively with both teams putting 10 shots on goal. Morrisville picked up overlapping penalties at 11:12 and 12:48 in the period but were able to prevent Castleton from scoring, killing both penalties.
The Mustangs received one of their best chances to score at the 5:23 mark in the third period when Castleton got whistled for a tripping penalty, but the Spartans' defense tightened up.
Morrisville attempted pressure once again, pulling their goal tender with just under a minute left in the third, but they were unable to convert, ultimately falling 1-0.
The Mustangs will take on one more non-conference opponent on Tuesday, January 16 before returning to Colonial Hockey Conference action. Tuesday's home game will feature a local rivalry game as Morrisville faces off against the Continentals from Hamilton College.
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 & World Report Best Colleges 2018 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2018 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit www.morrisville.edu.