No. 3 Plattsburgh holds off Cortland
CORTLAND, N.Y. – Megan DiJulio scored two goals and added an assist in a 4-2 win against Cortland, completing a 2-0 weekend for Plattsburgh State. The Cardinals improve to 17-3-3 and 13-1-2 in the conference. Cortland drops to 4-17-2 and 3-11-2.
Cortland grabbed an early lead on a Chelsey Wright goal from Shannon Hakes and Jen Whalen just 2:14 into the opening period. At the 12:20 mark, Helen Giroux tied it up on a wrist shot from the right side with assists from Teal Gove and Megan DiJulio.
DiJulio netted the only goal of the second period at 15:20, giving the Cardinals a 2-1 lead after two.
The Red Dragons answered early in the third period to knot the game at 2-all. Cortland’s Gina Tomei was credited with a goal that bounced off a Cardinal defender and past Plattsburgh goaltender Sydney Aveson. Three minutes later, Chelsea VanGlahn tallied the game-winner from Jordan Caldwell. DiJulio added her second of the afternoon at 16:54 to secure the weekend sweep.
Plattsburgh held a 51-12 margin in shots. Aveson recorded 10 saves, improving to 6-0-0 in the Plattsburgh net. Cortland’s Sarah Sitcov turned away 47 shots in the loss.