SCHENECTADY, N.Y.--The University of Maine women's hockey team skated to a 2-1 overtime victory against Union College this evening. The win improves the Black Bears to 10-7-4 while remaining at 4-5-1 in Hockey East play. The Dutchwomen now have an overall record of 3-14-1 while their 1-6-1 ECAC record remains the same. Brianne Kilgour (Hamilton, Ontario) found the back of the net for Maine as did Dawn Sullivan (Enfield, Nova Scotia), with her goal coming in overtime.
In the first period, Union goalie Kate Gallagher made 12 saves on the 12 shots she faced while Black Bear Kylie Smith (Apple Valley, Minn.) stopped the 4 shots she faced. The first period would end with a score of 0-0.
The second period would saw plenty of shots from both teams; however solid goaltending on both sides kept the game at a 0-0 draw through two periods. Smith made seven saves on the seven shots she faced while Gallagher stopped all 10 shots that the Black Bears put on net.
Brianne Kilgour grabbed the first goal of the game just over six minutes into the third period. The goal came during shorthanded play, giving Kilgour her third goal of the season. Brittany Dougherty (Chesterfield, Mich.) assisted Kilgour on the play for her ninth of the year. The Dutchwomen tied the game at 11:51 when Stefanie Thomson found the back of the net. Assisting her on the play was Lauren Cromartie and Nicole Bartlett, giving the game a score of 1-1. After 60 minutes of regulation play, the game would head into overtime with a 1-1 score.
Almost midway through the five-minute overtime period, Dawn Sullivan grabbed the game-winning goal for the Black Bears to give them a 2-1 victory over the Dutchwomen. The goal was Sullivan's fourth of the year, while Jennifer More (Deloraine, Manitoba) picked up her seventh assist of the season.
Kylie Smith picked up her third win of the year after making 19 saves on the 20 shots she faced during the game. Her record now stands at 3-1-2. Kate Gallagher made 40 saves for the Dutchwomen on the 42 shots she saw from the Black Bears. The decision drops her record to 1-3-1 on the season. Maine went 0-for-4 on the power play while Union was 0-for-3.
The two teams will face off tomorrow at 2 p.m. for the finale of the two game series in Schenectady.