SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Freshman Katie MacSorley notched her first two collegiate goals and junior Florence Schelling made 34 saves as Northeastern and Syracuse skated to a 4-4 draw in each team's season opener.
The Huskies held a 4-3 lead late in the third period, but Syracuse senior defenseman Isabel Menard capitalized on a 5-on-3 power play to tie the game at the
Northeastern trailed, 3-2, entering the third period, but MacSorley's two goals swung the game back in the Huskies' favor. The first came at the 2:45 mark of the frame, when MacSorley came off the right half-wall and wristed a shot past Orange goaltender Jenesica Drinkwater to tie the game, 3-3.
Northeastern took the lead when freshman Maggie DiMasi's outlet pass found MacSorley, who streaked into the offensive end and beat Drinkwater to make it a 4-3 affair.
Syracuse dominated the first period, outshooting Northeastern, 13-6, in the frame. Senior captain Stefanie Marty potted the first goal for the Orange, as she found a loose puck in front of the net and slid it low to Schelling's stick side to give Syracuse a 1-0 lead.
The Orange added a goal later in the period when Schelling lost the puck in a scrum in front, only to have Megan Skelly poke it home for the 2-0 advantage.
The Huskies cut the deficit in half at the 14:05 mark when DiMasi forced a turnover in the Syracuse zone. She sent a shot towards goal, and sophomore Rachel Llanes put the rebound into the wide-open net to make it 2-1.
Syracuse opened the second period with a quick goal. Just 1:00 into the frame, Stefanie Marty snuck the puck through Schelling's five-hole and put the Orange ahead, 3-1.
Just 48 seconds later, the Huskies responded on the power play. Senior co-captain Julia Marty skated down the left wall and put a shot on goal. Drinkwater made the initial save, but senior Lori Antflick found the rebound and batted it home for the goal.
In the overtime frame, both teams had quality scoring chances, but Schelling and Drinkwater stood tall between the pipes to keep the score level. Syracuse outshot Northeastern, 38-19.
The Huskies are back in action on Saturday afternoon when they hop on the bus and head to Union to face off against the Dutchwomen. The puck will drop at 3 p.m.