continued And Sauda wasn't done, either. At the 5:06 mark of the second period, Sauda took the puck from Allison Weiss and saw Madison Singler take off.
"The middle of the ice was open," said Sauda.
Without hesitation, Sauda passed it to Singler, who streaked in alone against Whalen and beat her high, just as Sauda had done earlier, making it 2-0.
Despite out-shooting the Bucs 10-2 in that second period, Skaneateles did not score again, but it stayed patient and, with four lines in operation, waited for the right moment in the third period to break clear.
It came with 8:52 left, on a power play, as passes from Weiss and Sophie Kush set up Claire Michel in front of the net for an easy goal. Just 20 seconds later, Sophie Kuhns, unassisted, found the net as the fourth different Laker to score, making it 4-0.
About the only thing that went wrong was that Lupo (who finished with 12 saves) surrendered a goal to Oswego's Hannah Croteau late in the period, but it was a bit of payback since Croteau's hard shot had crashed off the crossbar just a few minutes earlier. Whalen, in defeat, had 23 saves.
Two nights before the first Oswego showdown, the Lakers got to play on the big ice at Allyn Arena against Alexandria Bay, and thoroughly enjoyed it, jumping all over the Purple Ghosts and prevailing 4-0 for its seventh consecutive victory and third straight shutout.
What happened in the first period set the night’s tone. Almost camping out in Alex Bay’s end, the Lakers took 15 shots to the Purple Ghosts’ one, and quickly gained a 2-0 lead.
Madison Singler earned both of those goals, putting one in the net at the 4:29 mark, and returning to score again with just 31.7 seconds to play in the period as Lynn Copeland fed her.