Senior Kiersten Falck scored her first goal of the season as the Princeton women's hockey team played to a 1-1 draw with Boston University today at Hobey Baker Rink. The Tigers defeated the Terriers 4-1 yesterday, giving them an undefeated weekend as the 2017 calendar year comes to a close.
The Tigers did everything they could to get the go-ahead goal as shots fell 42-14 in favor of the Orange & Black. BU's goaltender Erin O'Neil stopped a season-high 41 shots. Keiko DeClerck and Carly Bullock, both of whom scored yesterday, had seven shots on goal each. DeClerck, who tallied a short-handed goal yesterday had two more short-handed bids this afternoon.
Falck put Princeton on top at 11:47 of the first period when they Tigers put some relentless pressure on the defense. Verbeek took the puck around the back of the net and with DeClerck on the doorstep jamming away, Falck was able to get to the end of a rebound and bury it.
Reagan Bush knotted the game early in the second period right off of a face off deep in the Princeton zone. Natasza Tamowski won the draw cleanly and Rust released a shot from the left point, going over the right shoulder of Stephanie Neatby.
The Tigers began the third on the power play and used that momentum as they didn't allow the Terriers to get the puck out of their zone for more than five minutes. Karlie Lund had a rip clink off the cross bar midway through the period, and Bullock had a great poke check that turned into a 1x1 but couldn't finish. Fans nearly thought the Tigers had taken the lead with 1:44 remaining, but no goal was immediately signaled due to a hand pass.
Neatby finished the game with 13 saves as Princeton improves to 5-9-4 on the season
The Tigers were 0 for 2 on the power play this afternoon, and 3 for 3 on the penalty kill.
Princeton will spend its next four games at home, first hosting Cornell and Colgate on Jan. 5 & 6.