CANTON, NY - The Sacred Heart Pioneers pulled within one goal early in the third period but could not finish deal as the SUNY Canton Kangaroos defeated SHU, 3-2, Friday night at the Roos House. The Pioneers fall to 4-10-5 on the season.
SUNY Canton got the scoring started in the first period with a Karley Cree goal at 12:52. Jessica Kistabish notched the assist as the Kangaroos took a 1-0.
Pioneers fought back early in the second period when Pioneers' leading scorer Casey Stathopoulos (Waltham, MA) lit the lamp 18 seconds into the period. Alex Davis (Pembroke, MA) and Natasha Klinoff (Concord, MA) notched assists on the play.
It didn't take long for the Kangaroos to re-take the lead. Forty seconds later, Dana Morrison found the back of the net. Cree recorded the assist on the play.
Canton stretched out the lead in the third period. Jessica Kistabish gave the Kangaroos a 3-1 lead at 3:15 of the final period, assisted by Cree.
The Pioneers cut back into the lead later in the third period. Klinoff scored her second goal of the season, off an assist by Stathopoulos.
The Pioneers and the Kangaroos are right back at it tomorrow afternoon at 2:00.