Sophomore goaltender Brittany Ott makes 42 saves for Black Bears

Sophomore goaltender Brittany Ott made 42 saves for the Black Bears

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- The University of Maine women's ice hockey team skated to a 1-1 tie with Robert Morris on Saturday afternoon. The tie brings Maine's overall record to 6-6-3 on the season while the Colonials sit at 2-12-1. The tie runs Maine's unbeaten streak to five games and their six wins match last year's season total. Junior captain Dawn Sullivan (Enfield, Nova Scotia) scored the lone goal for the Black Bears while Brittany Ott (St. Clair Shores, Mich.) made 42 saves in net for Maine.

Ott would keep the Black Bears in the game as she made 31 saves through the first two periods to keep the game knotted at zero heading into the third period.

Sullivan broke the scoreless tie 3:42 into the first period while the Black Bears skated on the power play. The play begain with Brittany Dougherty (Chesterfield, Mich.) getting the puck to freshman defenseman Kayla Kaluzny (Calgary, Alberta). Kaluzny would skate at the blue line before flicking the puck in to Sullivan who beat Colonials' goaltender Kristen DiCiocco. For Sullivan, it was the second game in a row in which she notched a power play goal.

The Colonials would tie things back up at one goal a piece 14:42 into the third period. Jennifer Kindret hit Kathryn Stack with a pass as Stack would find the back of the net for her second goal of the season. Whitney Pappas also assisted on the game tying goal for the Colonials.

The game would move into overtime which was dominated by the Black Bears. Maine had two power play chances in the extra frame and outshot the Colonials 5-0 in overtime but DiCiocco stood strong, keeping the Black Bears off the board as the game would end in a 1-1 tie.

Ott was again fantastic in net for Maine as she made 42 saves for the second game in a row, moving her record to 5-5-3 on the season. DiCiocco made 18 saves for Robert Morris as her record moves to 2-4-1.

The Colonials outshot Maine 43-19 in the contest. The Black Bears finished 1-8 on the power play while Robert Morris was 0-6.

The Black Bears return to Women's Hockey East action next weekend when they travel to Vermont to take on the Catamounts Friday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m.