OSWEGO — It's been rare this season, but No. 1 Plattsburgh State found itself trailing a game early.
The Cardinals (15-1-0, 11-0-0) fell behind when Oswego's (9-4-1, 6-3-1) Megan Teachout put one in the back of the net just 5:20 in, but Plattsburgh trailed for less than a minute.
Taylor Whitney scored 32 seconds later, and the Cardinals went on to defeat the Lakers, 3-1, in a Northeast Women's Hockey League game.
Annie Katonka scored the game-winner with 43 seconds remaining in the second stanza, and Nicole Unsworth added on an insurance goal at the 11:11 mark of the third period.
Ashley Davis came away with 13 saves for Plattsburgh, and Rachael Farmer turned away 34 shots in the Oswego nets.
The Cardinals return to the ice Friday to host Canton at 3 p.m. at Stafford Ice Arena.
Plattsburgh State 3, Oswego 1
Plattsburgh 1 1 1 — 3
Oswego 1 0 0 — 1
First period- 1, OSW, Teachout (McAleer), 5:20. 2, PSU, Whitney (Unsworth, Boric), 5:52.
Second period- 3, PSU, Katonka (Boric, Kiraly), 19:17 (PP).
Third period- 4, PSU, Unsworth (Boric, Whitney), 11:11.
Shots- Plattsburgh State, 37-14.
Goaltenders- Davis, PSU, 13. Farmer, OSW, 34.