Laker Gameday Preview: Nov. 1 at New England College

The women’s ice hockey team takes the ice Saturday afternoon at New England College as it continues to seek its first win of the season, following Friday night’s defeat at Castleton State College, 2-0.

The Lakers showed great ability to get the puck down the ice once again on Friday, as they did in their exhibition matchup against the Toronto Midget Aeros, but failed to pot any of their 28 shots. Olivia Ellis and Alli Ulrich both had four shots to pace the team, while senior goalie Bridget Smith did her part in net making 32 saves.

New England College fell to 0-1-0 as well Friday night, losing its home opener to SUNY Cortland, 2-1. It led 1-0 heading into the second intermission, but surrendered two goals in the third. The Pilgrims had a five on three advantage following the Red Dragons second goal, but were unable to capitalize. That was a common theme for New England College, as they had a seven to two advantage in power play opportunities, but were only able to score once.

In the Lakers contest against New England College last season, the Lakers dominated from puck drop, winning 5-0 and outshooting the Pilgrims as well, 48-11. With their success so far this year on time of possession and shots on goal, look for the same repeated success. It is all up to making the right passes and finishing at the goal for this team.

Oswego is 1-0-1 against New England College, tying 1-1 two years ago, on top of last season’s aforementioned five-goal shutout victory.

Puck drop Saturday afternoon is 3 p.m.