Princeton Falls in OT to No. 8 St. Lawrence

Princeton Falls in OT to No. 8 St. Lawrence

After last night's incredible 2-0 win over No. 1 Clarkson, all eyes were on the Princeton women's hockey team as they faced off against another top-10 team in No. 8 St. Lawrence. The Tigers nearly did it again, forcing overtime with the Saints but lost in overtime.

Senior Alysia DaSilva got the nod on senior day and had a big 30-save effort, as Princeton was outshot 33-24. Fellow senior Kiersten Falck had a point in her final game at Hobey Baker Rink as well.

The Saints leading goal scorer Kennedy Marchment put her team on the board with just eight seconds remaining in the first period as St. Lawrence converted on its second power-play opportunity.

Junior Keiko DeClerck knotted the game up at 1-1 at 6:35 of the second after shot by defender Stephanie Sucharda was turned aside by Sonjia Shelley and into the corner where Falck collected it and gave it to DeClerck. DeClerck skated unimpeded to the slot and slipped the shot five hole on Shelley.

Amanda McClure regained the lead for the Saints at 11:55 with a goal similar to the previous. Hannah Miller ripped a shot that went into the corner was collected by Marchment and was backhanded across the slot for McClure to put it in blocker side.

Four minutes later St. Lawrence as called for back-to-back infractions giving the Tigers a 5x3 opportunity and a chance to grab the equalizer. They did just that as Claire Thompson buried her sixth goal of the season from the blue line with Sucharda and freshman Annie McDonald assisting at 17:33 of the third.

St. Lawrence (17-9-4, 13-5-2) used the momentum from a late power-play at 19:10 of the third for the game-winner, coming 13 seconds after the penalty expired with Nadine Edney scoring through a screen.

Princeton (11-12-4, 9-10-1) completes the regular season next weekend at Yale & Brown with hopes of clinching a playoff berth to the ECAC Tournament. The Tigers are currently in seventh place with 19 points and need just one point to clinch a place in the tournament and can finish between No. 5-9.