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Middlebury's Fluke nets winner

CLINTON, N.Y. -- Middlebury’s Emily Fluke scored 17 seconds into overtime to lift the Panthers to a 3-2 NESCAC win at Hamilton in Russell Sage Rink on Saturday. Second-ranked Middlebury (13-1-3, 9-0-3 NESCAC) improves its unbeaten streak to 11 games.

Fluke finished with a pair of goals and now has nine this season. Madeline Joyce assisted on the overtime goal and ended up with two helpers. Laura McConney tallied her first goal this season and Sara Ugalde, Jennifer Krakower and Carly Watson added one assist apiece. Madeline Marsh, who entered the day with a 0.67 goals-against average and .961 save percentage, made 18 stops.

Stephanie Lang paced the Continentals' offense with one goal and one assist. Megan Ahern notched her first goal at Hamilton, and Courtney Power and Jill Tokarczyk chipped in one assist apiece. Tori Bogen turned away 23 shots, including nine in the third period.

In overtime, Fluke floated a seemingly harmless backhand shot that bounced on the ice toward Bogen. She covered the puck but somehow it slid underneath her and across the goal line.

No. 1 Plattsburgh State 10, Potsdam State 0

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. -- Shannon Stewart contributed five points as Plattsburgh State defeated Potsdam 10-0 at the Stafford Ice Arena.

The Cardinals scored five in the first and five more in the second to earn the win in dominating fashion. Freshman Jordan Lipson got the offense going, poking home her own rebound at the 7:14 mark of the first.

A little more than three minutes later, Shannon Stewart's feed from the corner found Bridget Balisy in the slot and Balisy went bar down to give Plattsburgh State an early 2-0 lead.

Plattsburgh State kept pouring it on as Lipson picked up her second of the night at the 12:18 mark and Mel Ames followed with her fifth of the year at 15:25. Rookie forward Katelyn Turk closed out the period, scoring with 0.5 seconds left in the first to give the Cardinals a 5-0 lead after the first 20 minutes.

Turk opened the second period with her second of the game at the 3:35 mark, before Giovanna Senese netted the next two. Chelsea VanGlahn's breakaway was denied but Senese punched in the rebound to make it 7-0 at 5:50. Senese followed with a power-play goal at 11:32, knocking the puck over the goal line after Alyssa Parke's shot from the left point tipped the glove of the Potsdam's Abby Tardelli.

The Cardinals added two more in late in the period to reach the 10-0 final. Ames picked up her second of the night at 16:50 and Shannon Stewart added her team-leading 14th of the year just 38 seconds later.

No. 3 Elmira 4, Buffalo State 1

PINE VALLEY, N.Y. -- It was a 1-0 game entering the third period, but Elmira exploded for three goals in the final period to pull away from Buffalo State 4-1. Ashley Ryan recorded the game winner early in the third period and also picked up an assist on EC's first goal to tally a team-high two points on the afternoon.

It did not take long for the Soaring Eagles to tally the first goal of the game as Phoebe Piku rifled a shot from just inside the blue line that dipped below the glove of Bengal goaltender Jordan Lee. McKenna Farole and Ryan added assists on the play.

The Soaring Eagles came alive in the third period as they netted three goals to put the game out of reach. Ryan set the tone for the final period as she made it a 2-0 game just 55 seconds after the opening faceoff. Lindsay Burrows made a nice long-distance pass to find her teammate for the score. The Bengals would answer back to make it a 2-1 game after Megan Niestyty fought through a crowd of people in front of the net and forced the puck past Lisa Marshall.

EC had a response just more than two minutes to kill any momentum Buffalo State had. Anna Tude picked a great spot to score the first goal of her career as she went bar-down from the slot to make it a 3-1 game. Tude's power-play goal came off the rebound of a Katie Gaskin shot, giving Gaskin her fifth assist in her past three games. Erin Weston all but put the game out of reach with under 10 minutes to play with EC's fourth goal of the game, punching home another rebound goal created by a Brooke Wilgosh shot. Tanis Lamoureux was also credited with an assist on the score, giving her 92 points in her career.

No. 4 Norwich 4, Plymouth State 0

NORTHFIELD, Vt. -- Norwich recorded its second consecutive shutout on the weekend, downing Plymouth State 4-0 on Saturday night at Kreitzberg Arena in Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) East action.

Junior forward Madyson Moore scored twice, while senior forward Meghan Papagno and senior defenseman Marie-Philip Guay each added a goal.

Norwich freshman goalie Celeste Robert picked up her second career win in her second start, stopping all four shots she faced.

No. 5 Wisconsin-River Falls 4, No. 8 Wisconsin-Superior 1

SUPERIOR, Wis. -- Wisconsin-River Falls defeated the Wisconsin-Superior Yellowjackets 4-1 on Saturday evening thanks to Chloe Kinsel's back-to-back goals in the second period.

Kinsel was not the only Falcon to finish the afternoon with two points; freshman forward Dani Sibley, junior center Alice Cranston and junior defenseman Kendal Evenson also notched two points each.

The Yellowjackets entered play with a seven-game winning streak, and a four-game shutout streak for senior goaltender Shanley Peters. But a three-goal second period quickly erased any chances at of the visiting Falcons snapping the win streak.

No. 6 Wisconsin-Stevens Point 3, Wisconsin-Eau Claire 2

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. -- Cassandra Salmen scored her fourth game-winning goal of the season to send Wisconsin-Stevens Point to a come-from-behind 3-2 win against Wisconsin-Eau Claire on Saturday night.

Salmen's 13th goal of the season came at the 12:00 mark of the third period off an assist from Nicole Schaub for UW-Stevens Point (14-4-2, 6-2-1 WIAC). The Pointers earned their third one-goal win this season against UW-Eau Claire (4-15-2, 0-8-1 WIAC) and their ninth overall.

The Pointers trailed the Blugolds both 1-0 and 2-1 in the game but twice tied the game before Salmen's winner.

Emily Larson got the scoring started at 8:46 of the first period for UW-Eau Claire but UW-Stevens Point responded through Kendall Nelson. Nelson's power-play goal at 16:59 of the first period was assisted by Ava Plamondon and was Nelson's third this season.

Late in the second period, Nikki Kothenbeutel scored an unassisted goal to give the Blugolds the lead again. Less than two minutes later, Megan Nickelson scored her third goal of the season, an unassisted goal, to tie the score at 2-2 heading to the third period.

Janna Beilke-Skoug picked up her 11th win of the season by making 14 saves in net.

Saint Benedict 4, No. 7 Gustavus Adolphus 2

ST. PETER, Minn. -- Four unasnwered goals -- including three in the third period -- gave Saint Benedict its second upset of Gustavus Adolphus in as many nights.

Saturday's 4-2 win against Gustavus gave the Blazers the sweep, a day after ending the Gusties' 30-game MIAC winning streak. This was the first time Gustavus Adolphus has been swept in conference play since the 2003-04 season.

The Blazers Tara Frey, Siri Berg-Moberg, Kate Cristian and Elli Marvin for the win, with Cristian's first career goal going for the game winner.

No. 9 Amherst 3, Connecticut College 0

NEW LONDON, Conn. -- First-year goalie Yuna Evans saved 18 shots to lead Amherst team to a 3-0 victory at Connecticut College on Saturday.

The Jeffs improve their record to 10-5-3 with a 6-2-2 mark in NESCAC action, while the Camels fall to 8-8-3 overall and 3-6-3 in conference play.

Amherst tallied a pair of power-play goals within a 50-second span of the first period to take control of the game.

With 3:35 remaining in the opening frame, Erin Martin netted her seventh score of the season that would prove to be the game winner. Caitlyn Ryan assisted on the score as the visitors capitalized on their two-man advantage on the ice.

Shortly after, with 2:45 remaining in the period, Madeline Tank scored the second Amherst goal. Courtney Baranek and Ryan assisted on the marker.

No. 10 Adrian 10, Finlandia 2

ADRIAN, Mich. -- Adrian rebounded from its tough loss at the hands of Saint Scholastica on Friday by overwhelming Finlandia with 10 goals on 61 shots.

The second period saw the Lions take a quick 1-0 lead as they scored on a power-play opportunity just 49 seconds into the period. The Bulldogs used this as a spark as they went on to score six goals before the Lions could respond as they carried a 6-1 lead into the second intermission. Hannah McGowan scored to tie the game just 17 seconds after the Lions took the early lead. This was followed by two Kristin Lewicki goals including her fifth short-handed goal of the season at the 4:21 mark. Michelle Jones and Sarah Shureb each scored to take the lead to 5-1, and senior defenseman Alix Vallee scored on a power-play opportunity with 5:11 left in the period. The Bulldogs continued this momentum through the remainder of the period as they carried a sufficient lead into the final period.

The final period saw the Bulldogs score four more goals before the Lions could respond as they took their lead to 10-1. Vallee and Jones each scored their second of the game to take the lead to 8-1. These goals were followed closely by goals from Emily Duncan and Devyn Fitzhenry to increase the lead to nine with 7:52 remaining. The Bulldogs carried this lead until the final minute when Finlandia capitalized on a five-on-three power play to score its second of the game.

Vallee set the single-game record for points in a game by a defenseman for Adrian as she tallied five points on the afternoon. Kelsey Kusch set the Adrian single-season record for assists as her four-assist performance brought her total to 22. Kusch also took  the national scoring lead as she brought her season point total to 40 on 18 goals and 22 assists.