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Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Boston College recorded its fifth 2-2 overtime tie of the season, as it skated to a draw with No. 9/10 Dartmouth at Kelley Rink Sunday night. The Eagles now stand at 8-9-5, while the Big Green is 11-6-3. Junior Meghan Fardelmann scored the tying goal in the final frame to force overtime and sophomore goalie Molly Schaus registered 46 saves to move into the third spot on BC's career saves list.
Dartmouth scored the first goal of the game at the 8:17 mark in the first period. Marley McMillan launched a shot from the left faceoff circle, which Carrie Thompson tipped past Schaus for her sixth goal of the season.
The Eagles evened the score when junior Maggie Taverna fired a shot of her own, which senior Deborah Spillane redirected past goalie Carli Clemis in the 12th minute. Sophomore Allie Thunstrom was also credited with the assist, marking the fourth time she has tallied at least one point in the last six games.
The Big Green's Amanda Trunzo was able to give her team a one-point lead when she broke free with 50 seconds left in the period and took Schaus one-on-one for her eighth score of the year. Maggie Kennedy picked up her 15th assist on the go-ahead goal.
Neither team was able to score in the second period, and after two, the Big Green held a 2-1 lead. Shot were almost even, as Dartmouth had a slight 23-17 edge.
It took BC almost nine minutes into the final stanza to retie the game. Fardelmann nailed a slap shot from the left faceoff circle for her 15th point of the year. Taverna recorded her second assist of the night.
The Big Green was able to get off 22 third period shots, but Schaus held them scoreless and the game headed to overtime.
BC took four overtime shots, including one on an Allie Thunstrom breakaway with 35 seconds remaining, and Dartmouth recorded three, but both goalies made key saves to end the five-minute period. The Big Green outshot the Eagles, 48-29, in the game.
Schaus's 46 saves brought her career total to 1,488, which surpassed current assistant coach Alison Quant (1,485), who was third on the all-time saves list. Schaus currently holds the record for lowest career GAA (2.13) in Eagles' history.
The Eagles take the ice again on Saturday, Jan. 26 when they play No. 8 Connecticut in Storrs, Conn. at 1 p.m.