Clarkson, Cornell Ladies Stage Tie Of Titans
Two of the top teams in the nation battled back-and-forth in Ithaca, NY on Friday evening with 7th-ranked Clarkson coming from behind to tie No. 4 Cornell 1-1 at Lynah Rink. The Golden Knights, who stand at 18-4-5 overall and 9-3-3 in ECAC Hockey, will take on Colgate in Hamilton on Saturday afternoon to close out the weekend road trip in Central NY. Clarkson, which has put a pair of blemishes on Cornell's 18-1-3 record, with a pair of ties, trailed for most of the contest on the Big Red's home ice. Cornell scored its lone goal midway through the first period when a shot by Finley Frechette from the right circle found its way through traffic in front at 12:37. The game remained that way until early in the third period when the nation's top offensive threat went to work. ECAC Hockey Player of the Week, junior Elizabeth Giguere, skated down the right wing and sent a pass out in front where classmate, defenseman Avery Mitchell, who was crashing the net, knocked in her second goal of the season to make it a 1-1 game just 69 seconds into the period. Freshman Brooke McQuigge (Bowmanville, ONT) also assisted. The Big Red, benefiting from four power plays, outshot the Green and Gold 35-22. Sophomore Marie-Pier Coulombe (Carignan, QUE), who has emerged as one of the top goaltenders in the country, posted 35 saves, including 25 through the first 40 minutes. Coulombe also came up big in the 1-1 tie against Cornell at Cheel Arena on November 9 with 28 stops. Clarkson went scoreless on its only power play of the game.