Oswego State’s women’s ice hockey team began their season with a 4-3 overtime exhibition loss against the Toronto Midget Aeros on Saturday. The Lakers’ first regular season action will come on Friday when they face New England College in the Marano Campus Center Ice Arena.
During the first period, there was not much action between these two teams until Toronto’s Claudia Yu got the Midget Aeros on the board. Oswego would have an answer though, as they stormed back with two goals in the following period. At the center of those two scores was Jean-marie Padden who had a goal and an assist. That would not be all from her as she tallied another assist in the third period. The normal three periods would not be enough for this game though as it went into overtime, largely because of Toronto’s ability to capitalize on the power play. However, there would not be much extra hockey as the Midget Aeros were able to score the game winner just 57 seconds in. During power play opportunities, Toronto went 2-for-3 while the Lakers scored on one of four of their opportunities.
During the contest, Oswego gave all three of their goalies some playing time as Mariah Madrigal and Mikaela DiTonto notched nine saves while Amber Samonek tallied eight.