Hamilton doubles up Potsdam women, 4-2
Clinton, N.Y.—Hamilton (7-9-0) scored three second period goals to break a 1-1 tie and hand the SUNY Potsdam Women’s hockey team (7-10-1) a 4-2 non-conference defeat on the road. Freshman forward Jenn Crawford (Burlington, Ontario/Stoney Creek Sabres) and junior forward Caitlin Manahan (St. Albans, Vt./Elmira College) each scored for the Bears and Potsdam freshman goaltender Dawna Salvarinas (Mississauga, Ontario/Brampton Thunder) made 36 saves.
Crawford put Potsdam up 1-0 just 2:12 into the game with an unassisted tally. The lead stood for about 11 minutes in a closely contested contest, before the Continentals struck back. Abby Runyon tied the game at the 13:13 mark and the score carried into the first intermission.The Continentals controlled the second period, outshooting the Bears 19-1 and finding the net three times. Christie Sharlow gave Hamilton the lead for good at 2:03 of the second period. Riley Smith scored the eventual game winner at the 13:36 mark and Katie Zimmerman closed out the Continentals’ scoring with a goal 45 seconds later.
Potsdam evened out the play in the third period, closing the gap in shots and scoring. At the 13:52 mark junior forward Annmarie Lewis (Newmarket, Ontario/Aurora Panthers) set up Manahan’s goal to close out the scoring at 4-2.
Tori Bogen made 11 saves for the victory. The Bears were 0-2 on the power play, while the Continentals finished 0-4.
Potsdam returns to conference play with a home-and-home series against the Utica Pioneers on Jan. 29-30. Both face-offs are scheduled for 4 p.m. as the Bears make the trek to the Aud on Saturday before returning to Maxcy Hall on Sunday.