BOSTON, Mass.— Jane Morrisette's (Pembroke, Mass.) goal with two minutes to play in regulation helped UMass Boston women's hockey earn a 1-1 draw against visiting Plymouth State University Friday afternoon at the Edward T. Barry Ice Rink.
UMass Boston 1, Plymouth State 1
(UMass Boston 2-2-2, NEHC 2-1-2)
(Plymouth State 1-3-2, NEHC 1-2-2)
HOW IT HAPPENED
After being stymied for the first 58 minutes by Plymouth State junior netminder Emelie Lindqvist, Morrisette tipped a shot from the point past Lindqvist's glove to even the game at 1-1.
Both sides would record two final shots in the final two minutes of regulation and overtime, but neither side would come away with a game-winner.
UMass Boston senior goalie Rachel Myette (Duxbury, Mass.) made 19 saves on 20 shots, to earn her second-consecutive tie.
On the other side, Lindqvist made a season-high 50 saves on 51 shots to move to 1-2-2 on the season.
Plymouth State sophomore Alexis Fagan gave the Panthers a brief lead late in the second period, when she scored her first goal of the season.
UMass Boston came out firing in the first period and peppered Lindqvist with 11 shots, but the two teams headed into the break tied 0-0.
Despite two early penalties on the Panthers to start the second period, it looked like the teams would go into the second intermission deadlocked at zero once again. The Panthers though struck for a late goal, as Fagan forced an offensive zone turnover and then rifled a high shot past Myette on a one-on-one breakaway at the 18:25 mark.
The Beacons upped their intensity in the third period and struck for 22 more shots, but continued to struggle to find the elusive goal. After failing to score on a power play with 5 minutes to play, head coach Lindsay Berman used her timeout with 2:33 left.
The timeout paid off, as the Beacons pulled their goalie and then scored moments later. Junior Arielle Gallucci (Warren, N.J.) was given space at the point and blasted a shot from the near side that deflected off Morrisette's stick in front and just inside the near post for a 1-1 tie.
Plymouth State earned a power play midway through the overtime session, but the Beacons aggressive forecheck kept the Panthers off the board.
BY THE NUMBERS
- UMass Boston out shot the Panthers in all three periods and held a 51-20 edge for the game.
- Both sides finished without a power play goal in the tie. UMass Boston went 0-for-5, while Plymouth State ended the day 0-for-4.
- The Beacons won 33-of-55 face-offs, with junior Edy Moritz (Guilford, Conn.) winning a team-best 9-of-13.
- The Beacons are now 8-3-2- all-time against Plymouth State. After starting the all-time series 6-0-0, the Beacons are just 2-3-2 in the last seven meetings.
The Beacons will look to extend their unbeaten streak to five games on Saturday, when they host New England College at 1 p.m.