Quinnipiac Plays to tie with Harvard

HAMDEN, Conn. - No. 8/8 Quinnipiac women's ice hockey played to a 2-2 tie vs. Harvard on Friday evening at High Point Solutions Arena. Freshman Kate MacKenzie (Winnipieg, Manitoba) and senior Meghan Turner (Bedford, New Hampshire) both registered a goal for the Bobcats in the draw.
Quinnipiac is now 14-5-4 (7-3-2 ECAC) with the tie, while Harvard moves to 1-9-2 (1-5-2 ECAC) with the draw.
The Bobcats got on the board 17:22 into the first period. MacKenzie registered her fourth goal of the season on the power play, one-timing a cross-ice pass from Kenzie Prater (Hudson, Wisconsin) into the back of the net to make it 1-0 Bobcats. Prater and Alicia Barry (Hanson, Massachusetts) were each credited with an assist on the play.
Harvard evened things up just 58 seconds into the second stanza. Sydney Daniels sniped one into the back of the net from the point to make it 1-1. Haley Mullins and Val Turgeon both assisted on the goal.
Quinnipiac regained the lead just three minutes later, as Turner found the back of the net 3:49 into the second period to make it 2-1 Bobcats. Emma Greco (Burlington, Ontario) collected the puck in the offensive zone along the boards, then sent it vertically to Melissa Samoskevich (Sandy Hook, Connecticut). Samoskevich passed it over to Turner, who wristed the shot into the back of the net for her sixth score of the year. Samoskevich now has 10 assists on the year, while Greco has seven helpers.
Quinnipiac goalie Sydney Rossman (Excelsior, Minnesota) made 16 saves in the tie. She's now 12-5-3 in 2016-17.
Prater had a chance to win the game for Quinnipiac with 37.2 seconds left in overtime, attempting a penalty shot following a Harvard penalty. Crimson goalie Beth Larcom made a pad save, however, keeping the game tied.
The penalty shot was the first a Quinnipiac player has ever taken in a game.

The Bobcats attempted 29 shots overall to Harvard's 18. Quinnipiac won 25 of 48 faceoff attempts. Quinnipiac is back in action on Saturday, Jan. 7, hosting Dartmouth at the High Point Solutions Arena at 4 p.m.