|Colby College||University of New England|
BIDDEFORD, Maine — Gabriella Moscato (SR/Wakefield, Mass.) scored with 3:04 remaining in regulation to rally the University of New England to a 3-3 overtime tie with Colby College in non-conference women’s ice hockey action Tuesday evening at the Harold Alfond Forum.
Moscato, Cassandra Connolly (SR/Woburn, Mass.) and Gabby Crugnale (SR/Malden, Mass.) each had a goal for the Nor’easters (5-6-2), while Katie McLaughlin (SR/Glenburn, Maine) tallied twice and Delaney Flynn (SR/Scituate, Mass.) once for Colby (0-9-3).
With her team trailing 3-2 and time winding down in regulation, Moscato stuffed home a rebound after a shot by Kierra Wright (JR/Georgia, Vt.) was saved by Colby goaltender Halley Fine (FY/Minneapolis, Minn.).
UNE would have the better part of play in the five-minute overtime, outshooting the Mules 6-2, but Fine came up with several key stops to salvage a tie for Colby. The Nor’easters‘ best chance in the extra session came with two minutes on the clock. Fine stoned Shannon Smith (SR/Naperville, Ill.) on a point-blank shot before Crugnale whistled the rebound off the crossbar.
Colby opened the game with a goal in the first minute of play when McLaughlin redirected a shot from the point by Anna Rudinski (SO/Morristown, N.J.) into the cage for her first goal of the year.
Connolly would tie the game at 4:25 of the second, flicking home the puck from the low slot. Annie Mullen (JR/Concord, N.H.) and Tatum Gietl (FY/Littleton, Colo.) assisted on the play.
UNE took the lead just 1:23 later when Crugnale converted from close range after Wright and Moscato displayed some nifty passing. The tally was Crugnale’s team-leading sixth marker of the season.
The Mules took the lead in the third with a couple of early goals. Set-up in the low slot, Flynn was the recipient of a feed from the right circle by Kailey Buxbaum (SR/Gloucester, Mass.), and she drove the puck home with just 1:56 elapsed in the period to tie the score, 2-2. McLaughlin would give the visitors a 3-2 advantage four minutes later when she scored on another redirect. IzzyTegtmeyer (FY/Portland, Ore.) and Sasha Fritts (JR/Darien, Conn.) assisted the goal.
For UNE, Sydney Helmbrecht (SR/Grand Rapids, Minn.) stopped 39 of the 42 shots that came her way, while Fine finished with 26 saves for the Mules.