Oswego, NY – Freshman Shayna Dominique (Mistissini, QUE) turned aside a season-best 43 shots but SUNY Canton fell, 6-1, Saturday afternoon to host Oswego State. The Lakers improve to 8-2-1, while the Roos fall to 4-5-2.
Oswego State was first to find the back of the net when Bailee Goodon collected a loose puck inside the right faceoff circle and beat Dominique glove side for the lead just 2:12 into the contest. At the 12:45 mark the Roos picked up a five-minute major penalty. Dominique saved the first seven shots she faced on the Laker power play but it was the eighth shot that snuck through as Kendall Appelbaum made it a two-goal game with just less than five minutes left in the first.
The Roos nearly escaped the first period with just a two-goal deficit but Oswego State's Bridget Hamlin lit the lamp with just 1.5 seconds left on the clock. Dominique made 17 first period saves as the Lakers took a 3-0 lead into the first intermission.
After neither team found the back of the net for most of the second stanza there was a flurry of scoring in the final minutes. At the 16:55 mark after Dominique made a great initial blocker save Goodon scored her second goal of the game when she fired a shot from a tough angle on the left side that trickled between Dominique's legs.
With 40 seconds remaining Mady Paul assisted Ashley Lyman who put the puck over the blocker side for the 5-0 lead. Jessica Kistabish (Pikogan, QUE) got the Roos on the board 20 seconds later when she picked the puck up in the neutral zone and skated into the offensive third. As a defender was closing she just got a wrist shot off that beat Bridget Smith over her stick into the left side of net. The Lakers took the 5-1 lead into second intermission.
The hosts would add another score in the third period when Appelbaum tallied her second power play goal of the day for the 6-1 final. Dominique stopped 43 shots in the game including 18 in the opening period. Smith made 13 saves for the Lakers.
The women's hockey team returns to the ice Friday when it travels to Rindge, NH to take on Franklin Pierce University beginning at 8:00 p.m.