Feb. 19, 2011
BOSTON, MA - Senior forward Lauren Duran (Woburn, MA) scored with 3:36 left in regulation to pull the University of Massachusetts Boston women's ice hockey team even for an eventual 2-2 overtime tie vs. host New England College this afternoon in an Eastern College Athletic Conference contest in Henniker, NH. The Beacons finish the regular season with a 13-10-1 overall record, including 9-8-1 in ECAC East play, while the Pilgrims finish the regular season slate at 12-7-6 and 11-3-4.
Duran's goal came on the UMass Boston power play for her 10th goal of the season when she placed senior forward Katie Kirwan's (Centerville, MA) rebound into the back of the net. It was also the 51st career goal for Duran to tie her for third on UMB's all-time goals scored list with Maria Nasta (2007-10). Neither team was able to muster a goal in the overtime period, despite the Beacons owning a 4-0 shot advantage.
UMass Boston cracked the scoring column first following a scoreless first period. Sophomore forward Alli Greenberg (Stoughton, MA) collected a feed from senior forward Rachel Sousa (Woburn, MA) and junior defenseman Brittany Usmail (New Hartford, NY) before facing the NEC goaltender one-on-one to record her first career shorthanded goal and seventh tally of the year at the 12:25 mark of the second period. New England College wasted no time in answering. Sophomore defensemen Chelsie Boroski (Sterling Heights, MI) and Alyssa Hoot (Waterville, OH) combined to find freshman forward Kristin Dehm (Milford, CT) just 23 seconds later for her eighth goal of the season on the power play to knot the score at 1-1.
The Pilgrims took a 2-1 edge just 38 seconds into the third period, courtesy of senior forward Rachel White's (Arlington, MA) eighth score of the year on a helper from sophomore forward Kate Kellar and Dehm.
Junior goaltender Leah Hallett (Rocky Hill, CT) preserved the draw for the Beacons with 39 saves, while junior goalie Teraysa White (Belgrade, ME) stopped 26 shots for New England College. The Pilgrims outshot UMass Boston, 41-28 for the day.
The Beacons will be in action again on Saturday, February 26 when they compete in the ECAC East Tournament quarterfinals vs. Salve Regina University with the site and time to be determined. New England College will also compete in the ECAC East quarterfinals on February 26 as the number three seed, hosting sixth-seeded University of Southern Maine in Henniker, NH at 7:00 p.m.