Laker Gameday Preview: Feb. 13 v. Stevenson University

Tonight at the Marano Campus Center Arena against non-conference opponent Stevenson University, Oswego State will look for its sixth straight win, and 100th in its program’s history. The Lakers just came off a weekend sweep against William Smith College, and solidified its third seed in the ECAC West, only a point behind No. 2 Plattsburgh State.

This past weekend saw the second hat trick for the Lakers this season. Alexa Aramburu scored three times, and also added an assist.

Stevenson comes into this weekend’s matchup with a 16-6-1 record, and an impressive 10-2 road record.

Oswego State has had success against Stevenson in their head-to-head matchups, which date to the last two seasons. Oswego State has a 3-1 record in those matchups with a 13-4 goal differential.

The Lakers struggled this past weekend in the first two periods, and went into the third period both games tied with last-place Herons. While their offense came alive in the third period, scoring four goals in the third on both days, the team, especially the forwards, needs to find a way to put the puck in the net earlier in the game. They cannot afford to make those mistakes and set themselves up disadvantageously with a far better team.

The biggest storyline of the night will be head coach Diane Dillon’s pursuit of her 100th win at Oswego State. Dillon has been head coach of the Lakers since their inaugural year in 2006.

Puck drop is at 7 p.m.

Statistics:

Team Offense

Oswego State: 2.86 (18th nationally)

Stevenson: 3.57 (7th nationally)

Team Defense:

Oswego State: 1.33 (4th nationally)

Stevenson: 2.00 (16th nationally)

Power Play:

Oswego State: 17.44 percent [15-for-86] (23rd nationally)

Stevenson: 22.12 percent [23-for-104] (10th nationally)

Penalty Kill

Oswego State: 94.00 percent [63-for-67] (1st Nationally)

Stevenson: 91.60 percent [76-for-83] (2nd Nationally)