BEVERLY, Mass. – The Endicott women's ice hockey team erased a two-goal deficit in the third period to earn a 2-2 overtime tie against Morrisville State on Saturday afternoon at Raymond J. Bourque Arena.
Trailing 2-0 early in the third, Endicott freshman Maggie Layo (Sandwich, Mass.) redirected a shot taken from the point by classmate Lexi Klein (Shoreview, Minn.) into the back of the net at the 6:10 mark to make it a 2-1 contest.
Schmaltz then went on to hold the Gulls scoreless over the next 12-plus minutes of action before Courtney Walpole (Allen, Texas) evened up the matchup as an extra attacker with her third goal of the season at 18:37. Danielle Comorre (Tujunga, Calif.) generated the scoring opportunity by firing a shot from the slot that Walpole knocked down and under Renee Schmaltz's (Beaumont, Alberta) pads.
In the first, Ciara Lark (Mildmay, Ontario) gave the Mustangs a 1-0 lead at 13:10 when she beat Endicott freshman goaltender Vendela Jonsson (Linkoping, Sweden) with a low shot from the blue line through traffic for her first power play goal of the season (third overall). Meanwhile, Stephanie Strymecki (Kelowna, British Columbia) pushed the Mustangs' advantage to 2-0 early in the third (3:27) by converting a breakaway chance with a slick right to left deke move for her team-leading 11th goal of the season.
Jonsson stopped 29 shots (9-5-4), while Schmaltz recorded 38 saves (6-8-3) in the draw.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- Endicott is now 1-0-1 in the all-time series versus Morrisville State.
- Layo won a team-high 13 faceoffs.
- The Gulls are undefeated in their last four contests (3-0-1).
FOR THE FOES
- Freshman forward Maria deWilde (Caistorville, Ontario) notched a game-high 19-faceoff wins, while classmate Kelley Graham (Mississauga, Ontario) won 16 faceoffs.
- The Mustangs are 3-5-2 on the road this season, and are 2-1-1 in their last four games.
Endicott (11-6-4, 7-1-2 CHC) will play Daniel Webster on the road next Friday at 8 p.m. Morrisville State (7-11-3, 7-1-2 CHC) will host Stevenson next weekend for a pair of games on February 13 (7 PM) and February 14 (2 PM).