Bullock scores twice at Princeton skates to draw with Providence

Bullock scores twice at Princeton skates to draw with Providence

The 2016-17 ECAC Rookie of the Year Carly Bullockscored twice as Princeton opened the 2017-18 season playing to a 2-2 draw with Providence on Friday, Oct. 20 at Hobey Baker Rink.
 
"I'm proud of our women for competing that hard against a team that has top-10 votes and is playing in their seventh game of the season, when this was their first test," head coach Cara Morey said. "I thought they did well considering that."
 
Penalty trouble in the third period left Princeton (0-0-1) on a 5x3 for more than three minutes as the Tigers took three consecutive infractions. The penalty kill was on point, as it held Providence (4-2-1) to just four shots – all turned aside by Stephanie Neatby – and had two short-handed chances.
 
The exhaustion showed however as Whitney Dove scored the game-tying goal just 1:08 after the lengthy special team ice time. Dove's wrister from the right point was deflected as Neatby was being screened.
 
"One of the reasons we ran out of stream was because we spent so much time penalty killing in the third. Our focus for tomorrow is staying out of the penalty puck and better puck support and movement."
 
Bullock opened the scoring at 7:07 thanks to the heads up defensive play by Kimiko Marinacci to keep the puck in the zone, as battle was on along the right side boards. Marinacci fed Bullock and she dipped around her defender and outwitted the goaltender as she switched hands to go left and backhanded one into the open left side of the net.

Christina Putigna knotted things up with a short-handed tally at 12:49. She took down Lund at the Princeton blueline and skated in all alone on Neatby for the score.
 
Just 58 seconds into the second period and Bullock had her second of the game. The play got started with a great forecheck by MacKenzie Ebel in the corner as she broke the puck out of the corner and pushed the puck in front of the goal for Karlie Lund. Lund had a chance at it, rebound came to Bullock who gave it a chance and it came off the pads of Madison Myers. Bullock collected spun and scored on her second attempt.
 
Neatby made 33 saves in the game for the Tigers, while Myers stopped 29 for the Friars.
 
The teams will face off again tomorrow at 3 p.m., in Game 2 for the two-game set.