STORRS, Conn. - The UConn women's hockey team skated to a 2-2 tie with the Providence Friars Saturday afternoon at the Freitas Ice Forum. The teams, who both earn a Hockey East point with the result, finish the season series with a 1-1-1 overall mark.
Sophomore Danielle Fox paced the offense with a team-high two points (1g, 1a), while senior Emily Reid notched UConn's other goal to tally a point of her own. Netminder Morgan Fisher racked up a game-high 28 saves in net.
UConn broke through for the game's first goal at the 15:10 mark of the first period. Tristyn Svetek, playing pitch and catch, flipped the puck up to Fox where the sophomore dug the puck out from the boards and delivered a touch pass over to Aney. Aney sent the puck up to Reid, and the senior delivered a long strike into the back post giving UConn a 1-0 lead - an advantage they'd carry into the intermission.
Providence leveled the score at one midway through the second frame after Whitney Dove delivered a snipe from the top. The Friars added another goal five minutes later off the stick of Bailey Burton, who gave the visitors a 2-1 lead after teaming up with Meaghan Rickard on a 2-on-1 opportunity.
The Huskies, remaining resilient in the face of adversity, responded with a power play goal at 18:34 to tie the game 2-2. Svetek fired a shot on net, and Fox was able to get her stick on the puck and poke it home.
Defense was the story of the third period. In addition to each team's special teams notching a penalty kill, Morgan Fisher and Sandra Abstreiter proved they were equally up to the task in net, recording 11 and 8 saves, respectively, through the period.
In the extra period, the Friars peppered Fisher with four shots. The senior stood tall, turning back every attempt to keep the Friars off the board. UConn didn't manage to get a shot off in overtime, and the teams skated to a draw.