Katonka's Hat Trick Helps Propel No. 1/2 Women's Ice Hockey Past Buffalo State, 6-0


PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – Freshman forward Nicole Unsworth (Milwaukee, Wis./East Coast Wizards) tallied four points on a goal and three assists, as the No. 1/2 Plattsburgh State women's ice hockey team completed a Northeast Women's Hockey League (NEWHL) weekend sweep over Buffalo State with a 6-0 victory over the Bengals Sunday afternoon at the Ronald B. Stafford Ice Arena. Plattsburgh State is ranked at No. 1 in the USCHO.com Women's Division III Top-10 Poll and No. 2 in the D3hockey.com Women's Top-10 Poll. Sophomore forward Annie Katonka (Pittsburgh, Pa./Pittsburgh Penguins Elite) scored twice, while freshman forward Moe Tsukimoto (Sapporo, Japan/Northwood School) and senior forwards Mackenzie Millen (Anchorage, Alaska/North American Hockey Academy) and Ashley Songin (Springville, N.Y./Nichols School) each finished with two points on a goal and an assist. The Cardinals held a 59-16 edge in shots on goal and went 3-for-5 on the power play. The Bengals, meanwhile, were scoreless on five power-play chances, which included a 5-on-3 for 45 seconds in the third. Plattsburgh State rises to 13-2-0 overall (8-0-0 NEWHL) with the win and next visits SUNY Cortland on Friday, Jan. 18, at 2 p.m. to open up a two-game weekend series with the Red Dragons. Buffalo State falls to 5-8-2 overall (2-5-1 NEWHL) with the loss and next hosts SUNY Potsdam on Friday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. Songin scored 2:09 into the game to put the Cardinals on the board early, as Unsworth took