BRASHER FALLS - Playing its third game in three night, the St. Lawrence Central girls hockey team dropped a hard-fought 3-1 non-league decision to Oswego on Thursday at the Tri-Town Arena.
This one is disapointing becaue it got away from us, noted first-year coach Dan Rondeau. We killed off a -fourminute penalty and with 11 minutes in penalties, we are not deep enough to play that way. We have to get smarter.
We will take a few days off and get healthy and regroup and go from there, he added.
The Lady Larries, who were coming off a 5-1 loss to Alexandria-TI on Wednesday, got Thursday nights game off to a promising starting when Paige DeBeer opened the scoring off an assist from her cousin, Ashley DeBeeer, 5:20 into the game.
The Buccaneers pulled even at the 13:18 mark when Alison Rodgers notched a power play goal assisted by Hannah Koster.
Oswego took the lead with 5:22 left in the middle frame when Whitney Danio finished off an assist from Rodgers for another power play goal. The duo then reversed roles for the final goal of the game at 10:05 of the third period.
Holly Zeldenrust stood tall making 46 saves working the crease for the Lady Larries while Madisyn Whalen handled 25 shots backstopping the win.
SLC will now get set to play at Section 10 rival Salmon River on Monday starting at 6 p.m.
In the loss to AB-TI on Wednesday, the teams were tied at 1-1 early after Riley Barton finished off a play set up by Katie Lamica and Krista Phippen for SLC to pull the Lady Larries even with 4:12 left in the first period.
The rest of the game belonged to the visiting squad which got back-to-back goals from Mariah Simonds just over a minute apart late in the first period. They went on to get a solo goal in the second period from Sydney Aubertine then another by Ashley Dobmeier in the third.
Zeldenrust made 38 saves while Kayla McCabe stopped 14 shots for AB-TI.
CANTON HALTS LP
Another non-league game staged on Thursday in Lake Placid saw Canton improve to 3-0 overall with a 5-2 decision over the Blue Bombers.
Natalie Giglio sparked the winning effort with the final four goals for the Lady Bears, who built a 2-0 lead early in the second period before countering the first Lake Placid goal with three straight by Giglio through the second period and early in the third.
Margret Troiano netted the other Canton goal and had a solo assist along with Blake Orosz, Elizabeth Collins and Elizabeth Christie.
Samantha Barney and Jayde Dukett each logged a goal and assist in the losing cause.
Elizabeth Burke made 13 saves working the crease for the win while Taylor Stanton turned aside 31 shots for Lake Placid.
The Lady Bears return to action this Saturday against Skaneateles at the Canton Pavilion starting at 3 p.m.