STORRS, Conn. - Sophomore goalie Grace Campbell made 28 saves to help Boston College skate to a 2-2 tie against UConn on Saturday afternoon at Toscano Family Ice Forum.
The No. 11 Huskies finished with 30 shots while No. 15 Boston College (BC) took 24 shots on the night.
Many stops from the back line kept both teams from scoring in the early going. Both stayed even through the first half of the period. More shots on target as the period went on, but both goaltenders blocked out successfully. Then, Boston College (BC) found an opportunity with less than six minutes left in the period. BC's Sammy Smigliani rang in the opening goal. The Huskies couldn't respond late in the period and the score stayed 1-0.
The Huskies fought off a five-minute major with a boarding penalty to begin the second period. UConn earned a power play soon after, but BC killed the penalty. The Eagles would tack on another goal at 12:41 in the second period by Katie Pyne. The shot totals stayed even with 10 shots each, but the score stayed at 2-0 after the period.
UConn would come back firing with scoring chances early in the third. With the penalty kill that carried over from the second, the Huskies found momentum and put together an offensive attack to drop the deficit to one. Senior Jada Habisch began the offensive threat, as Habisch found a rolling Livvy Dewar to then place a pass right towards goal for Riley Grimley to pick up and wrap around the goalie for the bottom left net. Then, with under a minute to go in regulation, Habisch knocked in the tying goal from a swift first delivery into BC's zone from Ava Rinker. Coryn Tormala got a stick on it to then hit the gliding Habisch at the left post for equalizer.
In overtime, neither team could find the back of the net including multiple cross bar hits. Both teams totaled three shots each at the end of overtime. BC would take the advantage in the shootout to close out the night.