Brown Goalie Stops 46 In Tie 1-1 Tie With Saints
Shailynn Snow scored eight minutes into the third period, but the St. Lawrence University women's hockey team ran into a hot goalie for the second straight night and had to settle for a 1-1 tie with Brown in an ECAC Hockey contest on Saturday afternoon at Appleton Arena.
Calla Isaac made 46 saves for the Bears, who were outshot 47-14. On Friday, the Saints fell to Yale 3-0, despite outshooting the Bulldogs 28-19.
The game was preceded by a tour of the renovated facility and an official dedication of the Michael "Buddy" Cornacchia '74 Strength and Conditioning Center, and women's hockey alumna Gina Kingsbury '04 and men's hockey alumnus Peter McGeough '88 were inducted as Legends of Appleton after the contest.
"We threw everything we had at them and couldn't find the second one," said St. Lawrence head coach Chris Wells '92. "Tons of chances and tons of effort. What a great weekend around Appleton this weekend with everyone back for Legends weekend and the Appleton renovation dedications; truly a great spectacle of what SLU hockey is all about."
The Saints didn't allow a shot for the first nine minutes of the game, but Shay Maloney made the first one count, rushing into the Saints' zone from center ice and beating St. Lawrence goaltender Lucy Morgan with a shot through the five-hole for a power play goal and a 1-0 lead.
St. Lawrence peppered Isaac throughout the first two periods, holding a 27-10 edge in shots on goal through two periods, including a shot by Julia Gosling that deflected off Isaac's shoulder and hit the crossbar in the first period.
In the third period, the Saints really turned up the pressure, outshooting the Bears 18-3. Snow was finally able to solve Isaac with 12:05 remaining in the third period, one-timing a feed from Kayla Vespa inside the right post for her fifth goal of the season.
Anna Segedi had a golden chance to give the Saints the lead with a breakaway with less than a minute to play, but Isaac was once again up to the task.
Gosling had the best scoring chance in the overtime period, firing a shot from inside the left circle in the first minute of the extra frame, but Isaac came up with a blocker save to preserve the tie.
Morgan finished with 13 saves for the Saints.
Brown was 1-for-2 on the power play, while the Saints were held scoreless in four power play opportunities.
The Saints moved to 11-12-7 overall, 6-8-4 in ECAC Hockey; Brown is now 3-19-3, 2-14-2.
St. Lawrence will wrap up the home portion of their schedule next weekend, hosting Princeton on Friday at 6 p.m., then facing Quinnipiac on senior day on Saturday at 3 p.m.