The Gustavus women’s hockey team skated to a 3-3 tie against St. Thomas on Friday night at Don Roberts Ice Arena. The Gusties took a 3-2 lead late in the third period and looked like they might sneak away with a win, but the Tommies scored with 62 seconds left in the game to force the extra session. Gustavus’ overall record moves to 15-3-2 and 12-0-1 in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. St. Thomas is now 17-2-1 overall and 12-0-1 in the MIAC.
Jenny Pusch (Fr., Minneapolis, Minn.) put the Gusties up by a goal at the 7:27 mark of the first period while on the power play. Pusch brought the puck in front of Tommie goalie Becky Kilpatrick and stuffed it past her for a 1-0 lead. St. Thomas put nine shots on Gustavus netminder Kitty Hurley (Jr., Minnetonka, Minn.), while the Gusties had six shots on net.
In the second period, Margaret Dorer (So., St. Paul, Minn.) scored a power play goal to give the Gusties a 2-0 lead at the 9:55 mark. The Tommies answered back with a power play goal by Allison Turgeon at the 12:03 mark to cut the lead to one goal. Gustavus had 11 shots on Kilpatrick in the second period, while St. Thomas had nine on Hurley.
With the score 2-1, the Tommies came out in the third period and quickly scored a power play goal by Melanie Drake, and tied the game at 2-2. Molly Doyle (So., Eagan, Minn.) gave Gustavus a 3-2 lead late in the game and the Gusties looked like they would hang on for the victory. However, Tommie Jackie Carroll scored the tying goal with a minute left in regulation. Both teams had a number of quality chances in overtime, but neither was able to capitalize.
Hurley recorded 27 saves in the game and now has a record of 7-3-2 on the season. Kilpatrick turned away 29 shots and moves to 7-1-1 on the season.
Andrea Peterson (Jr., White Bear Lake, Minn.) who had two assists in the game moves ahead of Laura Stypulkowski on the all-time points list with 137 career points.
The two teams will meet tomorrow evening at 7:00pm in St. Paul to finish up the series.