Modzelewski Posts First Shutout in School History, 1-0 at SUNY Oswego
OSWEGO, N.Y. - Stevenson women's ice hockey freshman Megan Donahue (Levittown, Pa./Princeton Tiger Lillies) scored the game's lone goal while freshman Sarah Modzelewski (Bloomington, Ind./Little Caesars) made 29 save in the Mustangs' 1-0 victory over SUNY Oswego Sunday at Campus Center Ice Arena.
Stevenson (6-9-1) earned its second one-goal win of the season despite being outshot 29-22 and committing eight penalties. Led by Modzelewski, the defense killed off all seven Laker power play opportunities and withstood a barrage of shots in the second period.
The Mustangs are now 2-1 in games decided by one goal this season.
The win was also the second for Stevenson against a team that advanced to the semifinals of the ECAC West Championship a year ago. The Mustangs also defeated Buffalo State for the first win in school history, 4-1 back on October 27.
Neither team could find the back of the net in the first period, but it wasn't for a lack of scoring chances. Stevenson freshman Jessie Capanelli (Lancaster, Pa./West Chester Quakers) appeared to have scored her fourth goal of the season at 18:48 when she swatted a rebound out of the air near the left post. However, the officials waved off the goal off as the result of a high stick.
Just 30 seconds later, the Mustangs nearly struck again, but Oswego's Tori Trovato made a diving stick save behind her to keep the puck from crossing the goal line.
Trovato finished with 21 saves.
Stevenson finally found the back of the net just 2:43 into the second priod when Donahue scord her third goal of the season off an assist from freshman Ana-Sophia Brande (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./Anaheim Lady Ducks) who earned her fourth assist of the year. Donahue took the feed from Brande at the blue line and skated across the slot where she took a shot that went five-hole on Trovato.
The Mustangs held SUNY Oswego (10-9-1) scoreless in the second despite being outshot 16-3 and having to kill off three power play opportunities.
After being outshot 26-10 over the first two periods, Stevenson reversed the trend in the third, holding a 12-3 advantage while turning away two more Laker power play opportunities.
The Mustangs return to action next Saturday, February 2 with a road contest at No. 3 Elmira. Puck drop is at 3:00 p.m. Before taking her first head coaching position at Stevenson, Shera Vis spent two seasons as an assistant coach with the Soaring Eagles from 2009-11.