ORONO, Maine -- The University of Maine women's ice hockey team tied the Vermont Catamounts, 2-2, in overtime on Saturday afternoon in the Alfond Arena.
First Goal (1-0 Maine): Brittany Colton gave her squad a 1-0 lead only 1:26 into the first period. Ali Beltz corralled the puck in the corner behind the Vermont net. The freshman directed her pass to the front of the net where Colton hit the one timer for her fourth goal of the 2018-19 season.
Second Goal (1-1): Vermont tied the contest with a wrist shot from Sammy Kolowrat. After the Catamounts' penalty had expired, Maine looked to clear the zone. Kolowrat intercepted the attempt and tied the game with her third.
Third Goal (2-1 Vermont): Eve-Audrey Picard one-timed home the Catamounts' second goal of the day. Kristina Shanahan fired a pass behind the Maine net to the middle of the ice. Picard was crashing the net as the pass made its way to the front of the Black Bears' goal. The junior jumped at her opportunity and gave Vermont their first lead of the day.
Fourth Goal (2-2): Lydia Murray, continuing Maine's offensive pressure, chipped a pass up to Colton cutting across the neutral zone. Colton saw a gap between two Vermont defenders chasing the puck and grabbed it, taking a 1-on-1 with the Catamounts goaltender. Colton hit the breaks and fired it in five hole to tie the game only 5:21 into the third period.
In the five minute overtime period, Maine pulled their goaltender to give them an extra attacker. Even with the extra skater, the Black Bears were unable to find the game winning goal. With the tie, Maine's season ends on their home ice.
- Carly Jackson tallied 19 saves for the Black Bears, while Blanka Skodova finished with 12.
- Maine's defense blocked nine shots on goal, and had the PK go 2-for-2 on the afternoon.
- The Black Bears honored senior Lydia Murray for senior day as part of the last home game. Murray finished her Maine career with 111 games played, 16 goals and 40 career points. The Saulte Ste. Marie, Ontario native is majoring in nursing and plans to continue her career in the field.
The tie concludes the 2018-19 season for the University of Maine women's ice hockey team.