Penn State Hockey

Penn State men's hockey: Nittany Lions see third-period lead disapper in OT loss to Holy Cross

The Penn State men’s ice hockey team saw a two-goal third-period lead slip away as it skated to a 5-4 overtime loss to Holy Cross on Friday night.

Erik Vos scored the game-winning goal 1:54 into overtime to finish off the comeback the Hart Center in the opening game of a two-game weekend series. The teams meet again at 5 p.m. today.

Casey Bailey, David Glen, Connor Varley and Jonathan Milley each scored goals for the Nittany Lions (6-6), who dropped to 1-2 in overtime games this season. Milley also had a pair of assists while Bailey, Glen and Varley had one apiece. Nate Jensen, Peter Sweetland and Joseph Lordo also had assists.

Adam Schmidt, Mike McNamara, Matt Vidal and Shayne Stockton each scored for the Crusaders (8-4-2), with Vidal and Stockton netting goals in the final five minutes of regulation to force the extra time.

Holy Cross outshot Penn State 37-25, including a 15-7 advantage over the third period and overtime. Matthew Skoff made 32 saves in the Nittany Lion goal, while Matt Ginn made 21 stops for Holy Cross.

The Crusaders also converted on both power play opportunities, while Penn State did not skate with a man advantage in the game.

Women’s ice hockey

Saints skate past Lions

CANTON, N.Y. — Jill Holdcroft scored the lone Penn State goal in a 3-1 loss to St. Lawrence on Friday night.

The Nittany Lions (5-11-1, 1-8-1 CHA) and Saints (9-7-1, 6-2 ECAC) were knotted at 1-1 through two periods before Kelly Sabatine scored with just over 12 minutes left and Kayla Raniwsky added an empty-net goal in the final minute.

Jenna Marks had the first goal of the game early in the second period.

Holdcroft, a State College product, found the net in the final minute of the second period, knocking home a rebound of a Shannon Yoxheimer shot on a power-play opportunity.

St. Lawrence outshot Penn State 48-16, with Celine Whitlinger making 45 saves.