Jan. 5, 2009
BOSTON, MA - Junior forward Tiarra Garrow (Morrisonville, NY) netted a pair of goals and sophomore goaltender Emi Williams (Anchorage, AK) made 39 saves to lead the State University of New York Oswego women's ice hockey team over host University of Massachusetts Boston, 5-1, today in the first round of the Second Annual Women's Codfish Bowl at the Clark Athletic Center on the campus of UMass Boston. The Lakers improve to 5-5-1 on the season and advance to the championship game tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. vs. Trinity College (CT), which was a 6-5 winner over Neumann College in the earlier first round tilt. The Beacons' five-game unbeaten streak comes to an end as they fall to 6-2-1 on the year and will take on Neumann in tomorrow's consolation contest at 2:00 p.m. in the Clark Athletic Center.
Garrow opened the evening's scoring for Oswego when sophomore forward Sarah Hannon (Lackawanna, NY) found her for her third goal of the season at the 12:52 mark of the first period, but UMass Boston tied the contest on its power play when sophomore forward Rachel Sousa (Woburn, MA) and sophomore defenseman Hannah Davis (Oakdale, MN) set up classmate Lauren Duran (Woburn, MA) for her sixth goal of the season with 3:59 left in the first period.
Senior forwards Jessica Lister (Aurora, ONT) and Stephanie Esposito (Parish, NY) combined to find sophomore forward Emily Grippin (Ithaca, NY) for a shot that popped up in the air and ended up between the pipes for her second goal of the season and a 2-1 margin for the Lakers at 7:59 of the second period. Oswego would lead for the remainder of the contest as freshman forward Lauren Gilpin (Georgetown, ONT) potted her first collegiate goal, on a wicked backhander, on an assist from sophomore forward Krista Pattemore just 80 seconds later, at 9:19 of the middle period for a 3-1 lead. Garrow later increased the Lakers' advantage to 4-1 with her second tally of the night on an assist from Meagan Big Snake (Siksika, ALB) at the 5:52 mark of the third period, before junior blueliner Angie Friesen (Chilliwack, BC) took a feed from Esposito and Lister and converted her second goal of the year just 55 seconds later to cap the scoring at 6:47 of the final period and give the visitors a 5-1 lead.
Freshman goaltender Leah Hallett (Rocky Hill, CT) stopped 29 shots for the Beacons.