Skaneateles girls hockey takes trio of defeats

Resuming its season after a prolonged break, the Skaneateles girls ice hockey team took on Oswego last Tuesday night and went to overtime before losing to the Buccaneers 1-0.

Having not played since late December, the Lakers saw its offense struggle to find traction. Oswego had the same issues, though, and for three periods neither side could break through.

Skaneateles goalie Amanda Lupo made 24 saves, with Oswego counterpart Madisyn Whalen making 22 saves. Only in overtime did it get settled, as the Bucs' Devyn Hutcheson taking a pass from Caty Darling and beating Lupo to end it.

Then came a rough weekend for the Lakers as, in back-to-back home games, it took two more defeats, both in regulation.

First, Chazy beat them 2-0 on Friday night, using single goals in the second and third periods to account for the final margin. Alex Brown did everything she could to keep it close, stopping 34 of the 36 shots she faced in the net.

A day later, Skaneateles had a 4-1 defeat to Canton, finally seeing its shutout streak end, but without a satisfactory result. The Lakers stay home this week to face Potsdam and St. Lawrence, needing wins to return to playoff contention.

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