ORONO, Maine -- The University of Maine women's ice hockey settled for a 1-1 tie on Saturday afternoon against Providence College. The teams battled without a single goal for 42:51 minutes until the scoreless tie was broken by Maine's Robyn Law (Markham, Ontario). The tie, both team's first of the season, gives the Black Bears a record of 3-7-1, 0-4-1 in Hockey East. Providence is now 3-5-1, 2-1-1.
Early in the third, Providence skated a player down due to a too-many players on the ice penalty, giving the Black Bears their fourth power-play opportunity of the game. Sophmore Robyn Law capitalized with her third power-play goal of the season. The goal, scored 2:51 into the third period, was assisted by Brigitte Laflamme (St.Augustin, Quebec).
It seemed the Black Bears one goal would be enough, but with 2:22 remaining in the game Maine's Sonia Corriveau (Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec) was called for holding to give the Friars the one player advantage. Just 19 seconds later Black Bear Pam Patterson (Mirachmichi, N.B.) was given a major and a game-misconduct for cross-checking to give the Friars the 5 on 3 advantage. With just 24 seconds remaining on the 5 on 3 Providence's Kristin Gigliotti registered the game-tying goal.
At 2:38 in the overtime period Maine was called for cross-checking to give the Friars their seventh power-play opportunity of the game. Senior Goaltender Rachel Gettings tallied 11 saves in the frame to hold the tie for the Black Bears. Gettings recorded 26 saves in the game. Providence's Danielle Ciarletta notched 22 saves for the Friars. Both teams were one for seven on the power-player.
The Black Bears, still in search of their first Hockey East win, will play Providence again tomorrow, Sunday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. For additional information, please visit our website at www.goblackbears.com or call 581-BEAR.