Providence College And UConn Skate To 1-1 Tie
Freshman forward Christina Putigna scores game-tying goal for Friars

Freshman forward Christina Putigna scored the game-tying goal for the Friars
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 5:24  CON1-0 EV Theresa Knutson (9)Justine Fredette/13, Kayla Mee/7
3rd 2:47  PRV1-1 EV GT Christina Putigna (7)Cassidy Carels/13, Brooke Boquist/8
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Connecticut  10001
Providence  00101
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
Connecticut  8410123
Providence  886224
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Connecticut (8-9-5)  0/2 7/14 0
Providence (8-14-1)  0/5 4/8 0
Connecticut Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Elaine Chuli (T, 3-7-2)65:001 885223
Providence Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Madison Myers (T, 7-9-1)64:501 7410122
Empty Net0:100      

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College women's hockey team tied UConn, 1-1, in Hockey East play. The Friars came back from a 1-0 deficit to tie the game early in the third period. The Friars move to 8-14-1 (4-8-1 WHEA) and UConn moves to 8-9-5 (4-6-3 WHEA).

Madison Myers (Colchester, Vt.) started in net for the Friars and made seven saves in the first period.

UConn struck early, at the 5:24 minute mark of the first period, when Theresa Knutson scored off of a breakaway.

Both teams battled back and forth, but neither were able to convert in the second period. Providence recorded 16 shots and UConn registered 12 after two periods.

Just over two minutes into the third period, the Friars evened the score. Christina Putigna (Grimsby, Ontario) took a goal line shot that beat UConn's Elaine Chuli on the short side. Brooke Boquist (Thunder Bay, Ontario) battled for the puck along the half wall and passed the puck to Cassidy Carels (Bruxelles, Manitoba), who then moved it to Putigna along the goal line.

The Friars found themselves in penalty trouble as the third period ended and began overtime with 1:30 remaining on the penalty. Providence went perfect on the penalty kill, killing all three of the team's penalties. The Huskies took a penalty just over a minute into overtime, but the Friars were unable to convert on the opportunity.

Myers collected 22 saves.

The game ended in a 1-1 tie, the first tie of the season for the Friars.

The Friars will be back in action at 2:00 p.m. on Jan. 17 at Freitas Ice Forum to finish the home-and-home weekend with UConn.