CORTLAND, N.Y. – For the second straight game, seniors Kayla Meneghin (Clifton, NJ/The Gunnery) and Melissa Sheerin (Schaghticoke/Millbrook School) combined for big numbers as the top-ranked Plattsburgh women's ice hockey team defeated Cortland, 8-1, to complete a two-game weekend sweep in NEWHL action at Alumni Arena.
Junior Charlie Calamari (Barrington, IL/Chicago Fury) netted her first goal of the season for the Red Dragons (1-2-1, 0-2 NEWHL) with a second-period power-play score. Sophomore Miranda Kolb (Watertown/Syracuse Nationals) assisted on the goal. Sophomore goaltender Rachael Farmer (Grand Island/Niagara Jr. Purple Eagles) turned aside 34 shots.
Meneghin tallied three goals and two assists, and Sheerin totaled one goal and four assists for the Cardinals (3-0, 2-0). Junior Courtney Moriarty (Estero, FL/Northfield-Mount Hermon) and sophomore Hannah Kiraly (Glendale, AZ/Northern Cyclones) each recorded one goal and two assists. Juniors Mackenzie Millen (Anchorage, AK/NAHA) and Karen Hudson (Sykesville, MD/Washington Pride) netted one goal apiece, and junior Ashley Songin (Springville/Nichols School) chipped in with two assists.
Score by periods:
Plattsburgh 4-3-1 8
Cortland 0-1-0 1
Scoring Summary (Goals-Assists):
Plattsburgh: Kayla Meneghin 3-2, Melissa Sheerin 1-4, Hannah Kiraly 1-2, Courtney Moriarty 1-2, Karen Hudson 1-0, Mackenzie Millen 1-0, Ashley Songin 0-2, Erin McArdle 0-1, Kerri Corcoran 0-1, Abby Brush 0-1, Kayla Goleniak 0-1
Cortland: Charlie Calamari 1-0, Miranda Kolb 0-1
Saves: Kassi Abbott (Plattsburgh) 17 saves (1 GA in 60:00); Rachael Farmer (Cortland) 34 saves (8 GA in 60:00
Shots on goal: Plattsburgh 42 (14-19-9), Cortland 18 (8-5-5)
Penalties: Plattsburgh 6-12:00, Cortland 5-10:00
Power Play: Cortland 1-6, Plattsburgh 2-5
Records after game: Cortland (Red Dragons) 1-2-1, 0-2 NEWHL; Plattsburgh (Cardinals) 3-0, 2-0 NEWHL (ranked 1st in Div. III)