Feb. 17, 2013
DURHAM, N.H. -
The Providence College women's ice hockey team tied the New Hampshire Wildcats 3-3 on Sunday, Feb. 17 in the Whittemore Center. The tie brings the Friars overall record to 14-12-5 and 8-7-3 in Hockey East play.
New Hampshire found the back of the net first with a power-play goal at 9:44 of the first period. Kristina Lavoie put the puck past freshman goaltender Sarah Bryant (Bethlehem, Pa) off a scrum in front of the net.
Just over a minute later the Friars responded with a goal from senior Nicole Anderson (Jordan, Minn.). Senior Jessica Vella (Pickering, Ontario) earned an assist on the play when she moved the puck to junior defenseman Maggie Pendleton (Woodbury, Minn.) at the point. Pendleton fired a shot low that Anderson redirected past Wildcat goaltender Jenn Gilligan at 8:36 of the period.
The Friars took their first lead of the game at 5:28 of the first period on a back door play set-up by junior Corinne Buie (Edina, Minn.). Buie found linemate sophomore Brooke Simpson (Boxboro, Mass.) on the backstop with a pass. Simpson fired the puck in the net for her sixth goal on the season. Sophomore Beth Hanrahan (Poolesville, Md.) also assisted on the play.
The Wildcats tied the game with 2:45 left to play in the first period. Bryanna Farris notched her first goal of the season on a rebound left by Jessica Hitchcock.
Providence reclaimed the lead with 5:29 remaining in the second period. The Buie Simpson duo scored for the Friars after a sequence of passes in front of New Hampshire's net. Buie earned her 14th goal of the season on the play, while Simpson notched her 16th assist on the season. Sophomore Allison Micheletti (Inver Grove Heights, Minn.) notched her 10th point of the season on the play with an assist.
New Hampshire tied the game with 2:14 left in the third period. Kayla Mork fired the puck past Bryant low five hole. It was Mork's second goal of the season. Mork was on the play by Alexis Crossley and Jenna Lascelle.
After several chances in overtime for both the Friars and Wildcats the game ended in a tie. Bryant stopped all four shots she faced in overtime and finished the game with a total of 31 saves. The Wildcats outshot the Friars 34-21 in the match-up.
The Friars return to action on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 7:00 p.m. when they wrap-up their Hockey East series with Boston College at Schneider Arena.