Mustangs Erase One-Goal Deficit, Secure First Round Bye

Mustangs Erase One-Goal Deficit, Secure First Round Bye

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. - For the first time this season, the Stevenson women's ice hockey team overcame a deficit as the Mustangs posted a 2-1 come from behind Colonial Hockey Conference victory versus Morrisville St. Sunday afternoon at the Ice Plex.

With the win, the Mustangs (19-3-1, 11-0-1 CHC) ensured themselves of a top two seed in the upcoming conference playoffs and can lock up the number one seed with one more win. The win was also the 10th road win of the season, trying the program record set a season ago.

Stevenson also set a new program record with their eighth straight victory.

Morrisville St. took a first period one goal lead as Megan Kirk fired a one timer on a centering pass from Kanekaroroks McComber. The hosts had not lost a contest when they have scored first this season.

The senior trio of Madison Lange, Megan Alexander and Brooke Webber combined to tie the game 5:53 into the second period as Webber found Alexander near the boards before Alexander found Lange wide open on the back post.

On the Mustangs third power play opportunity of the game, senior Sydney Hughes blasted a shot from the point as the puck was initially saved by Renne Schmaltz before bouncing back behind her into the net. It is the second goal of the season for Hughes with both of them coming on the power play.

The power play goal broke a 0-for-12 streak for Stevenson who had scored a power play goal in eight of its previous ten goals.

Senior Sarah Modzelewski recorded her 30th career win as she knocked away 28 shots, including three on the Morrisville St. power play.

Stevenson will go for its 50th win in program history when the Mustangs return to Reisterstown Sportsplex to conclude the regular season with two games versus SUNY Canton beginning on Friday, February 19. Opening face-off is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.