STAMFORD, Conn. — Trailing by a goal in the third period, top-ranked Plattsburgh State scored three goals in the final period to earn a 3-1 win against No. 8 Manhattanville in a non-conference game at Terry Conners Rink on Friday.
The game got off to a slow start as Plattsburgh held a 4-3 edge in shots on goal after a scoreless first period. The Valiants (6-3-1) took the lead early in the second period when Sonia Occhionero scored a power-play goal at the 5:57 mark. Alyssa Taylor and Erin Sidjak added assists to put Manhattanville up 1-0.
The Cardinals outshot the Valiants 11-7 in the second period, but still had nothing to show for it. Plattsburgh was finally able to break through at 4:56 of the third on an unassisted goal by Alyssa Parke. Morgan MacInnis added the game winner at 10:28 from Shannon Stewart and Caitlin Gilligan for her third of the year.
Chelsea VanGlahn added a short-handed goal later in the period to give the Cardinals some breathing room.
Plattsburgh finished with 26 shots on goal while Manhattanville had 15. The Cardinals went 1-for-4 on the power play while the Valiants were 1-for-6.
Cardinal goaltender Sydney Aveson made 14 stops in her seventh win. Manhattanville’s Mary Evans finished the night with 23 saves.
With the win, the top-ranked Cardinals wrap up a near-perfect semester with a 10-0-1 record.