Women’s hockey falls to ranked teams in Plattsburgh

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — The Middlebury College women’s hockey team dropped two games to top NCAA Division III competition in this past weekend’s Panther-Cardinal Classic, hosted by Plattsburgh State.
On Friday No. 3 Elmira defeated the No. 8 Panthers in the first round, 4-1, and on Saturday No. 4 Adrian edged the Panthers in overtime, 3-2.
The 2-2 Panthers, who were still playing shorthanded due to injuries in Plattsburgh, will look to get back on track this weekend, when they host NESCAC rival Connecticut on Friday at 7 p.m. and on Saturday at 3 p.m.
On this past Friday Elmira (7-0), which defeated Plattsburgh, 4-2, in Saturday’s championship, scored the game’s final three goals in the Soaring Eagles’ 4-1 victory.
Elmira’s Shannon Strawinski netted a power-play rebound to give her team the lead with 2:52 left in the first period. 
The Panthers’ Jessica Young tied the game with a power-play goal 4:33 into the second session. Young converted a cross-crease pass from Maddie Winslow. The assist was the 100th point of Winslow’s career (42 goals, 58 assists).
Elmira went back on top at 11:12 of the period, when Emma Crocker scored in front after a shot bounced off the backboards right to her stick.
The Soaring Eagles made it 3-1 game 2:48 into the third when Crocker netted her own rebound. Kristin Chivers made it 4-1 with 4:38 remaining.
Elmira held a 35-34 shots advantage in the game, and Elmira goalie Kelcey Crawford made 33 stops. Lin Han made 31 stops for Middlebury.
On Saturday Adrian (7-2-1) scored 4:05 into overtime to win, 3-2 in the consolation game.
Young put Middlebury on top with 3:19 remaining in the first period. After winning a faceoff to Anna Zumwinkle at the left point, Young tipped in Zumwinkle’s shot.
Middlebury made it 2-0 1:07 into the second period, when Katherine Jackson knocked home the rebound after Winslow’s breakaway bid was denied.
Adrian got power-play goals from Rose Krasofsky and Tory Harshman to knot the score at 2-2 after two periods.
Following a Panther penalty in the final two minutes of the extra period, Brooke Schembri scored the game-winner with 55 seconds remaining on the clock to give Adrian the 3-2 win.
Adrian outshot the Panthers, 50-25. Anna Goldstein, making her first career start for the Panthers, stopped 47 shots. Kate Turner made 25 saves for the Bulldogs.

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