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Plattsburgh State Athletics | November 5, 2013

Plattsburgh State cruises to win in ECAC West opener

POTSDAM, N.Y. -- Shannon Stewart scored four goals as top-ranked Plattsburgh State rolled to an 8-0 victory against Potsdam State in an Eastern Collage Athletic Conference (ECAC) West matchup on Tuesday night.

With the win, Plattsburgh improves to 3-0-0 on the year and 1-0-0 in the ECAC West. Potsdam drops to 1-1-0 overall and 0-1-0 in league play.

Stewart scored the game-winning goal at the 11:07 mark of the first from Emma Rutherford and the Cardinals never looked back. Era scored her first of the evening on the power play at 13:48 from Bridget Balisy, giving Plattsburgh State a two-goal lead to take to the locker room.

With just 4:44 gone in the second period, Stewart cashed in a power-play opportunity to make it 3-0 before striking again less than two minutes later to complete the hat trick and give the Cardinals a 4-0 advantage.

It was Era's turn to tally the hat trick at the start of the third period as she recorded the next two Plattsburgh State goals. Era finished the evening with three goals and an assist.

Ali Vakos scored her first of the year at 16:29 from Jordan Caldwell before Stewart found the back of the net for the fourth time of the night at 19:20 to round out the scoring.

Rutherford, Balisy, Jordan Lipson and Julia Duquette each contributed two assists in the win.