Quinnipiac ties Cornell

HAMDEN, Conn. - No. 8/8 Quinnipiac women's ice hockey scored three-straight goals on Friday night at High Point Solutions Arena in Hamden, playing to a 3-3 tie vs. Cornell. The Bobcats move to 9-4-2 (4-2-1 ECAC) with the tie, while Cornell is now 5-2-1 (3-2-1 ECAC).
 
Kate MacKenzie (Winnipeg, Manitoba), Melissa Samoskevich (Sandy Hook, Connecticut) and Kenzie Prater (Hudson, Wisconsin) all scored in the comeback for Quinnipiac.
 
Cornell scored the game's first goal 16:35 into the opening period. Kristin O'Neill skated on a breakaway, deked in front of the net and backhanded the puck in for her seventh goal of the season to make it 1-0 Big Red. The goal, a short-handed score, was assisted by Hanna Bunton – who started the breakaway with a pass mid-ice to O'Neill.
 
Jaime Bourbonnais then scored 3:34 into the second period to give the Big Red a two-goal advantage. The goal, unassisted, was her second of the season. Micah Hart made it 3-0 Cornell with just less than 10 minutes remaining in the second, netting her first goal of the season.
 
Quinnipiac would bounce back, however, as MacKenzie netted her second career goal with just less than six minutes left in the second period to make it 3-1. Both Emma Greco (Burlington, Ontario) and Meghan Turner (Bedford, New Hampshire) fired shots toward goal in succession, then MacKenzie blasted a rebound into the back of the net on a power play.
 
Samoskevich was next to get in on the scoring action for the Bobcats, grabbing her fourth goal of the season with just over two minutes remaining in the period to cut Cornell's lead to one. Samoskevich received a pass from Kati Tabin (Winnipeg, Manitoba), played the puck off the boards back herself, then fired a wrist shot from just inside the blue line.
 
On her birthday, Kenzie Prater tied it up for Quinnipiac 3:12 into the third. She blasted a one-timer into the net from out in front of the crease to make it 3-3. The pass on Prater's goal came from Sarah-Eve Coutu-Godbout (Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec), while Turner was credited with the second assist.

With two helpers on the night, Turner now has a team-high 11 assists for the 2016-17 season.
 
The Bobcats hosted their annual "Do It For Daron (DIFD)" game on Friday to help promote youth mental health and awareness, aiming to support people who suffer from the stigma of mental illness.
 
Quinnipiac is back in action on Saturday, Nov. 19 – hosting No. 5/5 Colgate at High Point Solutions Arena (3 p.m.).