Jacobs scores twice, Lindqvist makes 37 saves for Panthers
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Sophomore Kailey Jacobs (Westwood, Mass.) scored a pair of goals and junior Emelie Lindqvist (Gulleråsen, Sweden) turned aside 37 shots to lead the Plymouth State University women's ice hockey team to a 3-3 tie with SUNY-Oswego in a non-conference game at Hanaway Rink on Wednesday night.
With the tie the Panthers move to 4-7-4 on the year, while Oswego State stands at 7-8-1.
Jacobs put the Panthers in front in the first period. Sophomore Eleanor Hudson (Baltimore, Md.) hit freshman Amber Thomas (Cornwall, Ont.) with a pass along the right sideboards. Thomas skated in ahead of the defense and fired a shot that senior goaltender Mariah Madrigal (Brownstown, Mich.) turned aside, but Jacobs was there to flip the rebound into the open net.
Oswego State responded with three straight goals. The Lakers evened the score four minutes later when freshman Leah Czerwinski (Buffalo, N.Y.) took a shot from the point that senior Laura Thacker (San Jose, Calif.) redirected past Lindqvist for her first goal of the year.
OSU added two more goals to open the second period. With a scrum in front of the net, freshman Emma Morisette (Wyandotte, Mich.) batted in a loose puck to give the visitors a 2-1 lead at the 7:33 mark. The Lakers upped the lead to 3-1 midway through the period when Thacker skated in along the right side and passed to senior Andrea Noss (Orange, Conn.), who was alone in front of the net.
The Panthers cut the deficit to 3-2 with just under four minutes left in the second period. Thomas collected a puck in front of the goal and her backhander to the left corner slid under Madrigal's stick. PSU cashed in on a power play opportunity to score the equalizer halfway through the third period. After battling for position in front of the net, Jacobs took a pass from junior Brooke Maggy (Alhambra, Calif.) and beat Madrigal high to the stick side.
PSU had two great scoring opportunities in the final four minutes of regulation but couldn't cash in. Senior Courtney Evans (Fairbanks, Alaska) tipped a shot that deflected off the post and sat on the goal line briefly before Madrigal covered up with 3:58 to play. With two-and-a-half minutes remaining, sophomore Julie Nagel (Canton, Mass.) stole the puck in the offensive zone and had Madrigal beat, but her backhander just missed the backside post.
Lindqvist finished with 37 saves to run her record to 3-5-4, while Madrigal made 17 stops to move to 4-3-1. The Lakers outshot PSU by a 40-20 margin.
These same two teams will meet up again tomorrow at Hanaway Rink, with puck-drop set for 4:00 p.m.
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