Cortland women's hockey beats Potsdam in overtime

CORTLAND, N.Y. – In a Friday afternoon home matchup between the Cortland Red Dragons and the Potsdam Bears, it was the Red Dragons who came away with the victory.

In a NEWHL conference game, both Cortland and Potsdam played each other at an even level as the game went into overtime scoreless. Through three periods, Cortland had a small advantage in the shots on goal category over Potsdam by a margin of 31-27.

The game-winning goal came with only 1:59 into the overtime period. Sophomore Miranda Kolb scored the only goal for either side to win it for Cortland. Freshman Olivia Wilburn was the one who assisted on the goal. It was Kolb’s tenth goal on the season and Wilburn’s second assist. Sophomore goalie Rachael Farmer made 27 saves in the game.

Cortland failed to take advantage early on at the start of the game when they had a power play opportunity 26 seconds into the match. The Red Dragons would have two more power play opportunities, but would not score on those either.

Potsdam didn’t score on their only power play of the game when that came at the 15:22 mark in the first period. The Bears had a few opportunities to score as several shots hit the goal post, but didn’t go in. Freshman Samantha White of Potsdam made 31 saves during the game.

Cortland improves to 2-8-1 in conference play with seven games left in the season, while Potsdam falls to 2-6- 3 after the loss. Cortland and Potsdam will play each other again Saturday at 3 P.M. but this time it will be at the home of the Bears.