CANTON, N.Y. - Canton scored four second period goals, including jumping out to a 3-0 lead, as the Roos posted a 4-2 Colonial Hockey Conference victory over the Stevenson women's ice hockey team Friday evening at the Roos House.
Despite the loss, the Mustangs (13-10-0, 7-4-0 CHC) control their own destiny after Morrisville fell Johnson & Wales. With a win in the second of a two-game series versus Canton, Stevenson will earn the second seed and first round bye in the upcoming playoffs.
After a scoreless first period, the Roos (13-10-1, 7-4-0 CHC) scored 4:15 into the second on a penalty shot sgoal by Tess Adams. The hosts than scored back-to-back goals in a 32 second span with a power-play goal by Sydney Kinder and the second score by Adams.
With 6:02 left in the second period, sophomore Allie Sabatini got the visitors back within two on an assist by classmate Maddy Ricci. But Canton answered less than two minutes later to reclaim its three-goal lead.
It was the fourth game in the last six for Sabatini with a point and her first goal in the last 10 games. Meanwhile, Ricci has a point in three of her last five games.
The Mustangs cut the deficit to two with 7:39 remaining in the third period on a goal by freshman Allyson Barlow, her third score in the last five games. Ricci picked up her second assist of the game for her second multi-assist game of the season.
Stevenson recorded the final six shots of the game but Brooke Susac knocked all six away and finished the game with 28 saves. Freshman Annie Smyth-Hammond totaled 23 saves.
The Mustangs outshot the Roos, 30-28 and finished 0-for-7 on the power-play. Canton was 1-for-2 on the power-play.
Stevenson concludes the regular season versus Canton on Saturday, February 18 beginning at 4:00 p.m.