CORTLAND — Samantha Pippin scored a power-play goal at 5 minutes, 25 seconds of the second period to lead the SUNY Cortland women’s hockey team past SUNY Canton, 2-1, in a nonconference game Thursday.
Emily King scored the first goal for the Red Dragons (5-7-2) at 5:37 of the first period. Jessica Pele answered for SUNY Canton (6-6-1) at 15:03 of the opening period.
DAIGLE LEADS CLARKSON
Freshman Thomas Daigle paced the field in both of his giant slalom runs as the Clarkson’s alpine team opened up its season with a solid showing at Okemo (Vt.) Mountain.
Daigle won the competition by nearly a full second (0.99), finishing his first run in 1 minute, 01.00 seconds, and his second trip in 1:05.76 for a total of 2:06.76, leading the field of 56 competitors. Sophomore Andrew Yoviene rallied from a slow start to place fifth overall, finishing in 2:10.59, including the second-best time in the second run (1:06.22). Junior Ryan Riley came in sixth in 2:10.77.
On the women’s side, each of Clarkson’s four finishers improved upon their standing with a better second run. Junior Caroline Bonin was the top Golden Knight skier, coming in seventh overall with a time of 2:16.96, 3.89 seconds off the pace. Bonin’s first run was the 10th best time, but she moved up to fourth with a better performance on her second run.