Princeton, N.J. - No. 7 Boston College skated to a 2-2 tie against Princeton on Friday, Oct. 19. The two teams battled for 65 minutes to tally their fifth all-time tie. The Eagles are now 3-0-1 on the season, while the Tigers are 0-0-1.
Princeton started off the game with a goal in the first minute of play on a man-up opportunity. Marykate Oakley, last year's leading scorer, slid the puck past sophomore goaltender Molly Schaus. Sasha Sherry and Lizzie Keady were credited with the assists.
The Eagles evened the score four minutes later. Sophomore forward Megan Keever notched her first goal of the season 5:38 into the first period. Senior forward Deborah Spillane was credited with the assist, her second of the season.
BC tallied one more goal before time expired in the period. Spillane recorded her second point of the game on an unassisted goal in the 15th minute.
The Eagles outshot the Tigers in the first period, 8-5. Schaus recorded four saves and Tiger goalie Kristen Young stopped six shots.
The Tigers were able to even the score on another power-play goal in the second period. Brittany Salmon scored her first goal of the season on assists from Oakley and Annie Greenwood.
Young blocked the Eagles' 12 shots in the third period, keeping the scored tied going into overtime. Neither team was able to notch a goal in the five-minute overtime period and the game ended in a 2-2 tie.
BC outshot Princeton, 28-25. They were unable to convert on power plays, going 0-5, while the Tigers were 2-7. Schaus recorded 23 saves, including four in overtime. Young notched 26 in her first game back between the pipes.
Boston College returns to Kelley Rink on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. to take on Hockey East-foe New Hampshire in both teams' first conference matchup of the year.