Former Laker Agosta competes in Olympic Games

Former Mercyhurst women’s hockey player Meghan Agosta-Maricano tallied her first point of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia on Monday, Feb. 10, to propel the Canadian Olympic team to a 3-0 win against Finland.

Agosta-Marciano scored her first goal of the 2014 Olympics at the 9:27 mark of the third to give Canada a 1-0 edge on the game. The power-play also marked the game-winning goal of the contest after fellow teammates Jayna Hefford and Rebecca Johnston scored later in the third period.

Agosta-Marciano then tallied two goals in a 3-2 win over the United States of America in Canada’s final preliminary round before elimination begins on Wednesday, Feb. 12.

Canada and the United States skated to a scoreless game throughout the first half of the game until the US forward Hilary Knight gave her team a 1-0 lead heading into the final quarter of the contest.

Agosta-Marciano waited for her chance and shot right behind the backs of U.S. goaltender Jessie Vetter and defenseman Alex Carpenter.

At the 14:55 mark of the third, Agosta scored again, this time on an even-strength goal off of a breakaway which gave her team the edge over the game which evidently allowed them to pull off a win against the US team.

Agosta and the rest of Team Canada were named the first seed in the Group A division. The Canadian team, along with the United States, both won their semifinal games and will rematch on Thursday, Feb. 20.