PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. - Second-ranked Plattsburgh State (6-1-0) scored in the final seven seconds of the first period and held onto the 1-0 lead to earn the win over the fourth-ranked Bulldogs in the opening game of the UNO Classic on Saturday afternoon. Freshman goalie Kate Turner made 34 saves in the game to keep Adrian (6-2-1) in the game throughout the contest.
Final Score: #2 Plattsburgh St. 1, #4 Adrian 0
Location: Plattsburgh, New York
Records: Plattsburgh St. (6-1-0), Adrian (6-2-1)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The score remained deadlocked at zero for most of the first period as both goalies made multiple saves. Plattsburgh's Courtney Moriarty scored a power-play goal that would prove to be the difference in the game off an assist from Melissa Sheeran in the final 10 seconds of the opening period.
The Cardinals had a 13-9 edge in shots for the first period and an 11-7 edge in the third while the Bulldogs outshot Plattsburgh 12-11 in the second period. Adrian was 0-for-4 on the power play; the Cardinals scored once on six man-up advantages.
Both goalies saw a lot of action in the game with both teams generating multiple scoring chances. Turner tallied 34 saves in the losing effort to bring her season record to 5-2-1. Kassi Abbott (W, 4-1-0) saved all 28 shots she faced.
• Kortney Diaz tallied one shot on goal and went 8-16 in faceoffs.
• Turner's 34 saves is a career-high for her in a Bulldog uniform.
• Moriarty (goal) and Sheeran (assist) each finished the game with one point for the Cardinals. Moriarty led Plattsburgh with seven shots in the game.
• Mackenzie Millen had a game-high 15 wins in the faceoff circle.
The Bulldogs will face the losing team from the Elmira/Middlebury game in the third-place game of the UNO Classic on Sunday. Opening puck drop is scheduled for 2:00 p.m., ET.