MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State Women's Ice Hockey Team picked up a 3-2 Colonial Hockey Conference victory on Friday evening, defeating SUNY Canton on the road.
The Mustangs and the Roos skated to a scoreless tie through the first period. Morrisville edged SUNY Canton in shots on goal and neither team was able to convert on two power play opportunities each.
Morrisville got on the board first, four minutes into the second period when Kelley Graham (Mississauga, Ontario) found the back of the net. Stephanie Strymecki (Kelowna, British Columbia) and Kali Rutka (Anchorage, Alaska) both tallied assists on the play.
The Roos responded three minutes later when Jessica Pele picked up the power play goal for SUNY Canton, tying the game up at one goal apiece. However, Graham snatched the lead back for the Mustangs 41 seconds later. Strymecki aided with the assist.
The Mustangs continued to pound the Roos' net throughout the second period. Bailey Dillabough (Massena, N.Y.) found Kanekaroroks McComber (Kahnawake, Quebec) for Morrisville's third goal of the game, bringing the score to 3-1 in favor of the Mustangs.
SUNY Canton fought back late in the second period as they converted another power play goal. Tess Adams scored for the Roos, while Noelle Niemiec and Pele notched the assists.
The Mustangs entered the third period with a 3-2 advantage over their hosts. Morrisville was able to hold that advantage for the win.
The Mustangs will finish up their CHC series at SUNY Canton tomorrow afternoon at 1 PM. Coach Lomanto's squad will make their official home debut on Friday, November 20 against Daniel Webster. The first faceoff is scheduled for 7 PM.
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.