Tigers Clipped in Wild Game 1

Tigers Clipped in Wild Game 1

It was a wild battle at Lynah Rink and the teams are just getting started as No. 5 Cornell took a 2-1 win over Princeton in Game 1 of the ECAC Quarterfinals on Friday night.

The first period gave some indication of what was to come with three penalties being called on each team. By the end of the game Princeton had taken six penalties and Cornell eight, leaving little room for even-strength play.

All three goals in fact came in a span of 1:27 late in the second period.

Madlyn Mills put the Big Red on the board at 18:18 as she batted in a pass from Kristin O'Neill right on the doorstep for a short-handed marker.

Just 30 seconds later junior Karlie Lund locked the game at 1-1 with her seventh tally of the season. Sophomore Carly Bullock got the puck at the checkered red and with a defender coming on passed off to freshman Annie MacDonald. As she reached the middle of the left face-off circle she saw Lund all alone on the opposite side and with a cross-ice pass and one-timer it was knotted at 1-1.

Veerman's game winner came 57 seconds later when Mills brought the puck around the back of the net and found Veerman planted on the doorstep for the marker.

Junior Stephanie Neatby made 23 saves in goal for the Tigers as Princeton outshot Cornell 31-25. Marlene Boissonnault stopped 30 shots for the Big Red.

Game 2 of the best-of-three series is Saturday, Feb. 24 at 3 p.m.