Segedi Lifts Lady Saints Over Syracuse in Overtime
Anna Segedi scored 20 seconds into overtime off a pass from Julia Gosling at the blue line to lead the St. Lawrence University women's hockey team to a 4-3 win over Syracuse in a non-league game at War Memorial Arena on Saturday afternoon. It was the first career collegiate game for Gosling, who missed the Saints' first 11 games of the year due to injury. "[We had] a nice line rush goal to win it in OT," said St. Lawrence head coach Chris Wells '92. "We had some fantastic chances all night and (Allison) Small was very good (in goal) for Syracuse. We weathered a stretch in the third when Syracuse outworked us and had us hemmed in. Both our kids played well in net and gave us a chance to get the winner in OT." Anonda Hoppner put Syracuse on the board mid-way through the first period with a rebound shot through St. Lawrence goaltender Jaimie Rainville's pads. St. Lawrence's Amanda Butterfield answered back less than a minute later with an unassisted goal from the left of the net through two Syracuse defenders. Kayla Vespa gave the Saints a 2-1 lead with her eighth goal of the season late in the first. Vespa found the back of the net off a rebound over Syracuse goalie Allison Small's right shoulder. Victoria Klimek tied the game for Syracuse with a tip-in after Anna Leschyshyn fired a shot from the top of the right circle in the second period. St. Lawrence's Rachel Teslak opened scoring in the third and gave St. Lawrence a 3-2 lead. The defender scored her third goal of the season through a screen from the top of the blue line after Charlea Pedersen stole the puck and sent it alongside the boards. Syracuse's Savannah Rennie tied the game 3-3 with less than nine minutes remaining in the third period. Rainville made 12 saves and allowed two goals in the first half of the game, while Caitlin Whitehead earned the win with seven saves and one goal allowed. Small stopped 35 shots for Syracuse. With the win, the Saints improved to 5-4-3 and Syracuse fell to 2-11-0. The Saints will travel to Quinnipiac next Friday for an ECAC Hockey matchup at Frank Perrotti Jr. Arena at 6 p.m.