New Haven, Conn. - Boston College played Yale to a 2-2 overtime tie on Saturday afternoon. The Eagles' record now stands at 6-3-2, 3-0-2 in non-conference play. The Bulldogs' record is now 3-3-2 and their first non-conference matchup of the season went down as a tie.
Yale got on the board first, netting a goal 12 minutes into the first period. Helen Resor scored her second goal of the season on a dish from Sarah Tittman, who got the puck from Crysti Howser.
The Eagles evened the score with less than four minutes to play in the same period. Sophomore Kelli Stack scored an unassisted goal, her fourth notch of the season, on a power play. It was her first unassisted goal of the season.
Sophomore goaltender Molly Schaus recorded 12 saves in the first period, while her counterpart, Shivon Zilis, stopped 13 shots.
BC took the lead in the second stanza when senior captain Deborah Spillane received a pass from Stack and netted the go-ahead goal in the sixth minute. Spillane recorded her fifth goal on the year and her 10th point to lead the team. Stack tallied her fifth assist on the score.
The Bulldogs tied the score at the 11:48 mark in the same stanza, when Tittman, who received the puck from Maggie Westfal, nailed Howser, who then slipped it past Schaus.
BC outshot Yale in the second period, 14-4, and killed both Bulldog power plays. The Eagles did not score on their only power play opportunity of the period.
Neither team was able to notch the winning goal in the third period or the five-minute overtime, and the game ended with a score of 2-2. The Eagles were 1-5 on power plays, while the Bulldogs were 0-3. BC outshot Yale, 45-30, and Zilis tallied 43 stops.
Schaus recorded 28 saves, which brought her career total to 1,125. She surpassed Sharon Van Tuyl (1998-2002) to move into the sixth spot on BC's all-time save list.
The Eagles take the ice against Connecticut on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 7:00 p.m. in Storrs, Conn., for the first meeting between the Hockey East squads this season.