Panthers pull out draw in season debut
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Plymouth State University scored three third-period goals Friday evening to pull out a 3-3 tie against Buffalo State College in the women's ice hockey season debut for both schools in the PSU Invitational at Hanaway Rink.
Buffalo State took control of the game with three unanswered goals in second period, but PSU answered with three in the third. The visiting Bengals posted a 40-31 advantage in shots on goal for the game, including 4-1 in the extra session, before the horn sounded with a 3-3 draw.
Freshman Christine Harris (Mountain Top, Pa.) put the Bengals on the board first with a power play goal four minutes into the second period, stuffing in a loose puck just inside the right post. Senior Kara Goodwin (Avon Lake, Ohio) made it 2-0 at the 10-minute mark as she skated by herself from mid-ice, around the PSU defense and in alone on the goalie before finishing the play. Freshman Missy Mallon (Amherst, N.Y.) pushed the score to 3-0 at 16:25, lifting a loose puck over the goalie from in close.
PSU started its comeback at the 8:12 mark of the third period as senior Kelsey Cosby (Walpole, Mass.) collected the puck after junior Kelsey Lynch (Collegeville, Pa.) won a face-off, and Cosby slipped a shot just inside the right post. Freshman Jaime Carpenter (Jardenville, NB) poked in a rebound with seven minutes remaining to pull the Panthers to within a goal.
PSU freshman goalie Mariah Trupp (Topeka, Kansas) kept it a one-goal game when she stopped Goodwin front point blank range with 435 to go.
Senior Kate Banys (Newburyport, Mass.) tied the game for PSU with 4:19 remaining, as she lifted a backhander over the goalie from right in front of the crease.
Trupp finished with 37 saves for PSU, while freshman Justine Silva (El Monte, Calif.) made 28 stops for the Bengals.
The tournament concludes Saturday with Buffalo State taking on Nichols College at 12 noon and PSU facing Stevenson University at 3:00 p.m.
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