FEBRUARY 13, 2018
LADY MONARCHS FALL TO RED DRAGONS IN HOME FINALE
PITTSTON, PA --- The King's College women's ice hockey team dropped a 5-2 decision to visiting SUNY Cortland on Tuesday night at Revolution Ice Centre in Pittston.
King's, who were playing on their home ice for the final time in their inaugural season, fell to 0-20-1. The Red Dragons improved to 8-14-2 with the victory.
Cortland got on the board first at the 7:43 mark of the first period when Samantha Pippin found the back of the net on a power-play for her fifth goal of the year. The Monarch defense stiffened up and did not allow another goal the rest of the period including fighting off two power-play opportunities.
Gracen Mahoney evened the game just 1:10 into the second period when she found herself on a breakaway after a steal and was able to sneak the puck into the goal for her fourth of the year. However, the Red Dragons responded with two more goals in the periods to take a 3-1 lead after two periods.
In the third period, Cortland scored twice to increase their lead to 5-1. The Monarchs fought valiantly and were able to score cut the advantage to 5-2 with a goal by Caitlin Redden with just under two minutes left to play.
Mary Deyell and Indra Wood had an assist each for the Monarchs. Emma Zeveney made 41 saves in goal as the Monarchs were outshot 46-8.
Cortland scored three power-play goals on nine chances. Emily Rose led the Red Dragons with a goal and two assists while Emily King had a goal and an assist.
The Lady Monarchs will conclude the season this weekend with a series against United Collegiate Hockey Conference foe Utica College on Friday and Saturday at the Adirondack Bank Center at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. Both games will start at 2:30 p.m.