Women’s Hockey ties Cortland, 1-1

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BUFFALO, N.Y.— Emma Ruggiero (Amherst/Sacred Heart) tallied her fourth goal in two games while Bri Gawronski (Dunkirk/Kenmore West) finished with 34 saves but it was not enough as Cortland scored with 1:10 remaining in the contest to force a 1-1 tie in NEWHL action this afternoon.

THE BASICS

FINAL SCORE: Buffalo State – 1, Cortland – 1

LOCATION: Ice Arena - Buffalo, N.Y.

RECORDS: Buffalo State (3-4-2, 2-3-1 NEWHL), Cortland (2-5-3, 0-5-3 NEWHL)

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Madeline Kromer (Angola/Lake Shore) and Lila Toczek (Pendleton/Starpoint) each recorded assists on the goal.
  • Cortland were the aggressors for much of the first period, outshooting the Bengals 11-7, but Buffalo State successfully killed the Red Dragons' lone power play opportunity to keep the score level after 30 minutes of action.
  • The Bengals finally broke through as Ruggiero buried home her ninth goal of the season on a rebound off the initial shot by Kromer.
  • Cortland's goalie Chelsea Allain five saves in the closing minutes of the second frame, including three on a Buffalo State power play, to keep the deficit at one goal.
  • After outshooting the Bengals 12-8 in the final period, the Red Dragons were rewarded with a goal with only 1:10 remaining in the contest to force overtime.
  • Buffalo State had its best chance to win in overtime when it forced a Cortland penalty on a breakaway to force a penalty shot. Olivia Smith (Tonawanda/Kenmore West) could not push the ensuing penalty shot past Allain as the game ended in a tie.
  • Cortland finished the game with a 35-28 shots on goal advantage while the Bengals won 32 of 58 faceoffs.

FOR THE FOES

  • Katie DeVoe scored for the Red Dragons, off assists from Amanda Gaffney and Emily King.
  • Allain finished with 27 saves in net for Cortland.

UP NEXT

Buffalo State closes out the semester with a two-game home series with non-conference foe Franklin Pierce starting next Friday at 4 p.m.

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Monday, Dec. 10: All times Eastern
W:
Final - OT
Hamline 2, at UW-Eau Claire 2
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