AUBURN, Maine - The No.13 Providence College women's hockey team skated to a 4-4 tie with the University of Maine, on Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Norway Savings Bank Arena in Auburn, Maine. The Friars went on to win the shootout, 2-1, for the extra Hockey East point.
Providence - 4 | Maine - 4
Providence - 18-8-4 (13-6-4 HEAW) | Maine - 13-14-2 (10-10-2 HEAW)
Norway Savings Bank Arena | Auburn, Maine
GAME FLOW & NOTES
- The Black Bears struck first 4:31 into the first period when Alyssa Wruble scored. Rachel Enzler and Mira Seregely assisted the play.
- Lindsay Bochna (Toronto, Maine) scored the Friars' first goal at the 16:24 mark of the first period. Isabelle Hardy (Oakville, Ontario) was credited with the assist.
- Maine's Lilli Welcke scored at 16:57 with Luisa Welcke and Kennedy Little assisting.
- The Black Bears carried a 2-1 lead into the first intermission.
- Elise Morphy scored 7:09 into the second period to give Maine a 3-1 lead.
- Maddy Coene (Clayton, N.Y.) netted an unassisted goal in the last second of the period to bring the Friars within one of the Black Bears, 3-2.
- Lauren DeBlois (Lewiston, Maine) tied it up 4:45 into the final period with help from Caroline Peterson (East Falmouth, Mass.) and Reichen Kirchmair (Oakville, Ontario).
- Sara Hjalmarsson (Bankeryd, Sweden) gave the Friars their first lead of the night, 4-3, with a goal at the 8:29 mark. Coene and Lily Hendrikson (Edina, Minn.) each earned an assist on the goal.
- Maine returned at the 13:24 mark with a power play goal by Lilli Welcke to send the game into overtime.
- Both teams skated through overtime scoreless.
- The Friars won the shootout, 2-1, securing the extra Hockey East point.
- Sandra Abstreiter (Freising, Germany) finished the night with 28 saves.
Power plays: 0/2
Penalty Kill: 3/4
Power plays: 1/4
Penalty Kill: 2/2
PC GAME HIGHS
Shots: DeBlois, Kirchmair (5)
Goals: Bochna, Coene, DeBlois, Hjalmarsson (1)
Assists: Hardy, Peterson, Kirchmair, Coene, Hendrikson (1)
Points: Coene (2)
The Friars will travel to Chestnut Hill, Mass. on Friday, Feb. 3 to face off against the Boston College Eagles at 6:00 p.m.