Lindqvist turns aside 48 shots, Louie scores for the Panthers
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. – Junior goaltender Emelie Lindqvist (Gullerson, Sweden) made 48 saves and sophomore Alie Louie (Mount Laurel, N.J.) scored a goal as the Plymouth State University women's ice hockey team skated to a 1-1 tie with Hamilton College in the opening game of the 13th annual Trader Duke's Ice Hockey Classic hosted by St. Michael's College at Cairns Arena.
The Panthers got on the board first with a goal in the final minute of the opening period. PSU skated into the offensive zone on a two-on-one break. Sophomore Kailey Jacobs (Westwood, Mass.) found Louie with a short lead pass, who fired on net. Sophomore goaltender Sammy Johnson (Scituate, Mass.) appeared to make the save but the puck bounced up and over her blocker just inside the left post.
Hamilton evened the score in the second period. During a PSU power play sophomore Alexis Fagan (Wakefield, R.I.) had her shot blocked by senior Caroline Knop (Lake Bluff, Ill.). Knop played a lead pass into the neutral zone for freshman Missy Segall (Wellesley, Mass.), who skated in for a two-on-one. Segall's initial shot was saved by Lindqvist, but Knopp collected the rebound in the low slot and knotted the game with a shot to the right side.
Each team had multiple shots blocked by the defense in the overtime period but was unable to score. Plymouth moves to 2-6-3 on the year, while Hamilton is now 5-2-1.
Plymouth State will face host St. Michael's College in the final tournament game tomorrow at 4:00 p.m., while Hamilton matches up with Southern Maine at 1:00 p.m
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