MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State Women's Ice Hockey team returned to the win column on Friday evening, coming back from a first period deficit to defeat Colonial Hockey Conference foe, SUNY Canton 2-1.
The Roos took advantage of a 5 v 3 power play thanks to nearly back-to-back Morrisville penalties in the 15th minute of action. Canton picked up the 1-0 lead at the 15:37 mark.
The Mustangs regained the momentum in the second period, outshooting the hosts 14-8. However, it wasn't until late in the third that Morrisville was able to even the score. SUNY Canton was whistled for a holding penalty at the 16:14. Just as time expired in the power play, Maddison Devlin (Campbell River, B.C.) found the back of the net to even the score at 1-1. Kaitlyn Schlake (Nampa, Idaho) and Chyne Kennedy (Southwold, Ont.) were credited with the assists, their third and fourth of the season respectively.
Just under five minutes into third period, Morrisville broke the tie as Devlin struck again for her second goal of the game and sixth of the season to put the Mustangs up 2-1. Mackenzie Lombardi (Hamilton, Ont.) and Maria deWilde (Caistorville, Ont.) picked up assists.
While neither team was whistled for a penalty in the third period, the Mustangs did have to essentially penalty kill late in the third as the Kangaroos pulled their goal tender for the last 1:36 of play in an attempt to force the game into overtime. Morrisville's defense tightened up, not allowing a shot for the remainder of the game to preserve the 2-1 victory.
The Mustangs and the Kangaroos will continue their conference series tomorrow afternoon in Canton with a 2 PM puck drop.
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.