PLYMOUTH, NH – The Johnson & Wales University women's ice hockey team could not make a two-goal lead stand up in the third period on Saturday. Plymouth State University rallied to score two goals in the final five minutes of regulation to force overtime and an eventual 5-5 tie.
Plymouth State: 3-13-1, 2-7-1 NEHC
Johnson & Wales: 7-8-3, 4-3-2 NEHC
PSU: Becca Bridge (T, 3-10-1) 32 Saves
JWU: Claire Parry (T, 2-2-2) 38 Saves
Kaitlin Irvine (JWU): Goal
Skylar Robertrt (JWU): Goal
Cassidy Simanski (JWU): Goal
The Wildcats answered PSU's first goal with three scores including career-first goals for Katarina Diehr and Skylar Robert. Junior Kaitlin Irvine got the scoring started with her first of the season and the first since her rookie year.
The game was tied at 3-3 going into the third period after the Panthers scored the only two goals of the second frame.
Georgia McLellan scored with 43 seconds remaining to force overtime.
Plymouth State got the only two shots on goal during overtime and had a 43-32 advantage.
The Wildcats return home for a pair of games next weekend, starting with Castleton at 5:55 PM on Friday.