RUTLAND, Vt. -- Undone by penalties, the Castleton University women's ice hockey team dropped a 3-2 decision to Oswego State Saturday afternoon at Spartan Arena.
With the loss earlier today, the Spartans fall to 0-2-0, while the Lakers improve to 2-0-0 on the young season.
The Spartans were penalized seven times during the contest, leading to three Laker power play goals. The Spartans had chances to capitalize on the Lakers' mistakes but were only able to score once on eight power play opportunities.
Neither team was able to find the back of the net in the first period as the Lakers held a 12-5 shot advantage over the Spartans. Goaltender Alexis Kalm was perfect during the first period of action as she tallied 12 saves.
Kalm gave up three goals but collected 45 saves which is the second most saves she has had in a single game during her career. She tallied 51 saves back in the 2016-17 season as a freshman against Williams.
The Lakers took the lead at the 13:46 mark of the second period. Megan Teachout took advantage of two Spartans in the penalty box to give the Lakers a 1-0 lead. The Lakers doubled the lead under a minute later as Morgan Shines scored to give the Lakers' another power play goal.
The Spartans scored late in the second period to pull within one. Samantha Lawler tallied her first collegiate goal, connecting after a scuffle occurred in front of the Lakers' net.
Brooke Greenwood would also get into the scoring action as she tied the game at two at the 3:04 mark of the third period. After a slashing call that sent Teachout to the penalty box, the Spartans took advantage. Greenwood scored her first collegiate goal, scoring off the rebound after Darby Palisi's shot was saved by Rachael Farmer.
The Lakers added a third power goal of the game late in the third period. Eryn Stewart scored the game winner at the 17:33 mark of the period to solidify the win for the Lakers.
Women's ice hockey returns to action on Friday, November 8 as it starts New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) play as it travels to take on Salem State. The puck is scheduled to drop at 6 p.m.