POTSDAM, NY - The Union College women's ice hockey team fell 7-3 to Clarkson University this evening.
With the early lead, Union continued to work hard on defense with seven blocked shots and 18 saves in the first period, alone. Clarkson applied heavy pressure throughout much of the first, and had a near breakaway chance at the 3:30 mark. Luckily, an offsides call was the Dutch's saving grace and ended the play.
In the 17th minute of play, the Dutchwomen played man-down, due to a hooking penalty, and the Golden Knights swiftly responded to the advantage.
Despite being out shot 31 to four in the first period, Union headed into the second period holding onto a 1-1 tie.
Just over two minutes into the second period, Clarkson scored and took its first lead of the game at 2-1.
Halfway through the period, sophomore Haley Shugart won a face-off and dumped the puck out to Sierra Lee. Lee managed to push the puck out to senior Caitlyn McLaren who got a shot off from the point that slipped past Clarkson's netminder.
However, the tie game wouldn't last long, as Clarkson would regain its lead at the 2:09 mark and enter the third period with the 3-2 lead.
Clarkson opened up the final period scoring at the 16:12 mark. Clarkson's Loren Gabel took a shot off the crossbar leaving half the net vulnerable enough for Rhyen McGill to dump the puck in.
Makayla Mori would go on to score with just under five minutes to play and pull Union within one.
However, immediately after Mori's goal, the Knights would go on to score three unanswered goals in the last four minutes of play and defeat the Dutchwomen 7-3.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE:
- Lee earned her third career assist this afternoon, it is also her second assist in three games.
- Kosakowski had two assists in tonight's game and Jordi Naidrich had one of her own.
- The Dutchwomen have gone 0-11 for power play opportunities in their last two contests.