Cortland women's hockey sweeps Nichols College

Sophomore Carly Weigold scores the first of her two goals versus Nichols (Darl Zehr Photography)

Box Score

CORTLAND, N.Y. – The Cortland women's ice hockey team scored a pair of third-period goals to seal a 4-1 victory versus Nichols College Saturday afternoon in non-conference action at Alumni Arena. With the win, the Red Dragons improved to 4-7-2 overall, while the Bison fell to 6-5.

Sophomore Carly Weigold (Mahopac/Millbrook Mustangs) netted two goals to lead Cortland. Sophomore Miranda Kolb (Watertown/Syracuse Nationals) scored her team-high ninth goal of the season and added an assist, and sophomore Emily King (Buffalo/Buffalo Regals) tallied a goal. Freshman Kirsten MacDowell (Ottsville, PA/New Jersey Rockets) collected two assists, and sophomore Allyson Edwards (Buffalo/Buffalo Regals) and freshmen Katelinn Cummings (Johnson City/Northwood Scool) and Olivia Wilburn (Stockton, CA/San Jose Sharks) each picked up an assist. Sophomore goalie Rachael Farmer (Grand Island/Niagara Jr. Purple Eagles) turned aside 15 shots.

Junior Callie Jackson (Vineyard Haven, MA/Boston Jr. Bruins) scored Nichols' goal with freshmen McKenna Gernander (Newington, CT/Hartford Jr. Wolfpack) and Mel McAleer (Hansen, MA/Whitman-Hansen) each recording an assist. Junior goalie Cassandra Goyette (Norton, MA) made 34 saves.

Weigold gave the Red Dragons a 1-0 lead at 17:25 of the first period. After Cummings blocked a shot, Weigold picked up the puck and skated in on the Bison goal. AFter her initial shot was denied, Weigold regained possession and netted her third goal of the season.

Jackson tied the game on the power play at 7:20 of the second period when a shot caromed off her leg and past Farmer. King netted the game-winning goal at the 15:50 mark, scoring off a rebound from the slot.

Kolb's power-play goal at 10:39 of the third period pushed Cortland's lead to 3-1. With 3:29 remaining in the game, Nichols pulled Goyette for an extra skater, but the Bison were whistled for a penalty at 18:34. Just 15 seconds later, Weigold scored her second goal of the game to make it a 4-1 score. Nichols lifted Goyette a second time with 38 seconds remaining but could generate a scoring chance.

Score by periods:

Nichols 0-1-0 1
Cortland 1-1-2 4

Scoring Summary (Goals-Assists):
Nichols: Callie Jackson 1-0, McKenna Gernander 0-1, Mel McAleer 0-1
Cortland: Carly Weigold 2-0, Miranda Kolb 1-1, Emily King 1-0, Kirsten MacDowell 0-2, Allyson Edwards 0-1, Katelinn Cummings 0-1, Olivia Wilburn 0-1

Saves: Cassandra Goyette (Nichols) 34 saves (4 GA in 57:19), Empty Net 2:41; Rachael Farmer (Cortland) 15 saves (1 GA in 60:00)
Shots on goal: Cortland 38 (11-12-15), Nichols 16 (4-3-9)
Penalties: Nichols 8-16:00, Cortland 3-6:00
Power Play: Cortland 2-8, Nichols 1-3

Records after game: Cortland (Red Dragons) 4-7-3, Nichols (Bison) 6-5