Late Goals Lift Women's Hockey Over Plattsburgh
February 8, 2005
2/8/05 - In a battle of the two teams tied for first in the latest Division III national poll, Middlebury avenged its only loss of the season with a 3-2 come-from-behind win over <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Plattsburgh. The Panthers trailed 2-1 with 2:05 left and scored a pair of goals to earn the win.
Both teams had chances to score in the first period, with the Panthers failing on a pair of power play attempts in the game's first 10 minutes. The Cardinals had a chance of their own with a five-on-three power play for 1:18, but could not find the back of the net.
Middlebury broke onto the board just 1:37 into the second period with a power play tally. Emily Quizon sent in a hard shot from the left point that was one-timed into the net from the right side by Lorna Gifis. Plattsburgh tied the game with a power play goal of its own at the 9:43 mark. Jessica Moreau sent a cross-crease pass to Jamie Longo who one-timed a shot into the glove of Middlebury goaltender Kate Kogut, who caught the puck behind the goal line.
Plattsburgh took a 2-1 lead at 12:11 of the third period as Elizabeth Gibson circled the net and found Kelley Moore on the doorstep for the goal. Middlebury tied the game with a power play goal with just 2:05 left as Quizon stuffed home a puck down low after a shot from the outside by Shannon Tarrant. Abby Kurtz-Phelan earned the game-winner with just 54 seconds left on the clock as she snapped a shot to the top left corner from the slot after a centering pass from Shannon Sylvester.
Kogut ended the night with 18 saves for Middlebury, while Carolyn Roy made 24 stops for Plattsburgh.
Date: February 8, 2005 - 7:00 p.m
Venue: Kenyon Arena - Site: Middlebury, Vt.
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TEAM 1 2 3 OT F
Plattsburgh (16-3-1) 0 1 1 - 2
Middlebury (18-1-1) 0 1 2 - 3
M-2nd (1:37) - PP: Lorna Gifis (Emily Quizon, Alison Graddock)
P-2nd (9:43) - PP: Jamie Longo (Jessica Moreau, Chantalle Rye)
P-3rd (12:11) - Kelley Moore (Elizabeth Gibson, Lisa Bettencourt)
M-3rd (17:55) - PP: Emily Quizon (Shannon Tarrant, Lorna Gifis)
M-3rd (19:06) - 4on4 - Abby Kurtz-Phelan (Shannon Sylvester)
Kate Kogut-M (60 min., 18 saves, 2 GA)
Carolyn Roy (59:28 min, 24 saves, 3 GA)