POTSDAM, N.Y. - Freshman forward Kayla Tutino's goal with 5:21 remaining in regulation helped the No. 4 Boston University women's hockey team salvage a 2-2 tie at Clarkson on Friday afternoon.
Junior forward Taylor Holze was the other BU skater to light the lamp for the Terriers in their first draw of the season. BU (4-1-1, 0-0-0 WHEA) extended its unbeaten streak to four games (3-0-1) with the tie.
Once the puck dropped it took BU just 5:33 to strike first. Holze took a feed from senior captain Jenn Wakefield and put the puck past Clarkson (3-1-3, 0-0-0 ECAC) goaltender Erica Howe (24 saves) for a 1-0 lead. It was Holze's first goal of the season, while Wakefield picked up her fifth helper of the year.
The Golden Knights evened the score with a power play marker in the second period. Hailey Wood and Danielle Skirrow combined to get the puck to Carly Mercer, who was able to beat BU goaltender Kerrin Sperry (32 saves) and make it a 1-1 game at the 3:45 mark of the stanza.
Clarkson took a 2-1 lead at the 8:30 mark of the final frame when Gabrielle Kosziwka lit the lamp. However, the lead didn't last, as Tutino knotted the score, 2-2, with an unassisted goal. For the Hockey East Rookie of the Week, it was her fourth tally in the last two games; she has also scored three of the Terriers' last four goals.
The Terriers held the Golden Knights to just one power play goal in four chances, while BU was held 0-for-2 on the power play. Sperry was strong between the pipes for the Terriers, as she made 32 stops, including four in the extra session.
BU will conclude its North Country trip on Saturday afternoon with a short drive to Canton, N.Y., to take on the St. Lawrence Saints. Puck drop is scheduled for 2 p.m.