CANTON Kelly Sabbatine scored the game-winning, power-play goal with two minutes, 15 seconds left in the first period to guide the St. Lawrence womens hockey team to a 3-2 ECAC victory over Rensselaer for the Saints first win of the season in the conference opener for both teams at Appleton Arena.
Sabbatine also scored 8:12 into the opening period for SLU (1-5-0, 1-0-0). Abbey McRae tallied the other goal for the Saints. Rylee Smith supplied two assists.
Taylor Horton and Mari Mankey had markers for the Engineers (1-4-1, 0-1-0).
CLARKSON 6, UNION 0
Five different Golden Knights provided a goal and an assist as they blanked the Dutchwomen in the ECAC conference opener for both teams in Potsdam. Shelby Nisbet, Carly Mercer, Christine Lambert, Brittany Styner and Danielle Skirrow led a balanced attack for Clarkson (6-1, 1-0).
Erica Howe only needed to make 16 saves for her third shutout of the season.
Union dropped to 2-3, 0-1.
SUNY POTSDAM 4, ST. MICHAELS 3 (OT)
Zach Blake scored 2:42 into overtime as the Bears opened their season with a nonconference win over the Purple Knights in Massena.
Mike Arnold tied the game with just over seven minutes in regulation for SUNY Potsdam (1-0).Eric McGuirk made 40 saves for St. Michaels (0-1).
ASSUMPTION 4, SUNY CANTON 3
Ross White paced the Greyhounds with a goal and an assist as they beat the Kangaroos in a nonconference game in Canton.Goaltender Bobby Bowden stopped 25 shots for Assumption (1-0). George Curry, John Payne and Bill Ousey each scored for SUNY Canton (0-2).
CLARKSON SPLITS AT NYU
Erika Chin produced 23 digs in a sweep of Stevens (N.J.) Institute as Clarkson split a pair of matches at New York Regional Challenge at New York University.
The Golden Knights swept the Ducks, 25-23, 25-23, 25-21. Four players each had seven kills.
Clarkson lost the nightcap to the University of Rochester, 17-25, 25-22, 25-21, 23-25, 15-12.
SLU WINS NIGHTCAP
St. Lawrence bounced back from an opening loss to host Houghton to beat SUNY Brockport at the Houghton Tournament in Houghton. The Saints were beaten by the Highlanders, 25-14, 24-26, 25-20, 25-17.
SLU bounced back with a win over Brockport 25-11, 25-22, 26-28, 25-21. Lexi Brown led the way with 19 digs and 15 kills.
SKIDMORE 143, ST. LAWRENCE 60
Jesse Adler won three events for the Thoroughbreds as they beat the Saints in the season-opening meet for both schools in Canton. Adler placed first the 200-yard individual medley, the 100 backstroke and was a part of the 200 medley relay for Skidmore (1-0). Matt Bauer won the 100 breaststroke in 1:14.13 for St. Lawrence (0-1).
ST. LAWRENCE 116, SKIDMORE 114
The Saints won the 200 freestyle relay to edge the Thoroughbreds in the season opener for both teams in Canton.
Samantha Moffitt took first in the 200 IM, 100 butterfly and swam the fly portion of the 200 medley for St. Lawrence (1-0).
Casey Abribat won the 100 backstroke and was a part of the winning 200 freestyle and medley teams.