Cortland women’s hockey takes out Nichols, 3-0

Sophomore Kirsten MacDowell scored her first goal of the season for the Cortland women’s hockey team (Darl Zehr Photography)

HARRISVILLE, R.I. – Sophomore Chelsea Allain (Saratoga/Canterbury School) made 30 saves in posting her second shutout of the season as the Cortland women’s ice hockey team defeated Nichols College, 3-0, Saturday night in non-conference play. The Red Dragons improved to 6-5-3 on the season, while the Bison dropped to 8-4-3.

Sophomore Grace Schnorr (Camillus/Little Caesars) increased her team lead to nine goals with a pair in the game for Cortland. Sophomore Kirsten MacDowell (Ottsville, PA/New Jersey Rockets) scored her first goal of the season, which proved to be the game-winner. Juniors Allyson Edwards (Buffalo/Buffalo Regals) and Emily Rose (Clayton/Syracuse Nationals) each chipped in with an assist.

Goalie Abby Bassett registered 24 saves for Nichols.

MacDowell put Cortland ahead, 1-0, with a power-play goal at 17:57 of the first period. Schnorr made it a 2-0 game, netting a short-handed goal at 13:38 of the second period and completed the scoring with an unassisted goal at 18:41 of the third period for the 3-0 final.

Score by periods:

Cortland 1-1-1 3
Nichols 0-0-0 0

Scoring Summary (Goals-Assists):
Cortland: Grace Schnorr 2-0, Kirsten MacDowell 1-0, Allyson Edwards 0-1, Emily Rose 0-1
Nichols: no scoring

Saves: Chelsea Allain (Cortland) 30 saves (0 GA in 60:00); Abby Bassett (Nichols) 24 saves (3 GA in 60:00)
Shots on goal: Nichols 30 (8-9-13), Cortland 27 (5-10-12)
Penalties: Cortland 4-8:00, Nichols 3-6:00
Power Play: Nichols 0-4, Cortland 1-3

Records after game: Cortland (Red Dragons) 6-5-3, Nichols (Bison) 8-4-3