MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. — An evenly-fought contest between the Union College women's hockey team and Lindenwood lions ended in a 2-2 tie Saturday, behind a solid 51-save effort from first-year goalie Bella McKee.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Before heading into the locker room at the end of the first period, senior Katelynn Russ wasn't done. Russ got a pass from first-year defender Olivia Groulx to score past Lindenwood's goalie to make it a 1-0 game and give the Dutchwomen the lead.
- Lindenwood was also hungry for a goal in the game, and scored just four minutes into the second period, courtesy of a goal from Meara Ryan. Ryan got a pass from Lokelani Antonio and got it past first-year goalie Bella McKee to tie the game.
- Groulx continued to shine in the second game of the series, scoring her second career goal just two minutes after the Lions scored. Groulx got the puck from senior defender Megan Ryan and fired it in, giving Union back the 2-1 lead in the game. Russ and Groulx both got their second point of the game with Russ having the secondary assist.
- The Lions took the game into overtime, scoring with an extra attacker with just a minute and a half left in regulation. Megan Wagner dumped the puck into the net from a pass from teammate Sierra Burt to make it a 2-2 game. Kristen Martin collected the secondary assist on LWU's goal.
- Union and Lindenwood battled through a five-minute overtime period, but both teams weren't able to get on the board and confirm a win.
- Lindenwood outshot the Dutchwomen by a 76-45 margin. McKee made her second straight start, and collected her first career tie as a Dutchwoman, by saving 51 shots, earning her a .962 save percentage on the afternoon.
- The tie moves the Dutchwomen to 0-5-1 on the season. The Lions also earn their first tie of the 2019-20 campaign, moving to 2-3-1.
The Union College women's hockey team will enjoy another week off before returning to action on Tuesday, October 29th, to take on Syracuse at Messa Rink. Puck drop in Schenectady is scheduled for 6 p.m.