MANKATO, Minn. (Nov. 20) In a repeat of the game from Friday afternoon, the University of Connecticut womens hockey team skated to a 2-2 tie with Minnesota State on Saturday in Mankato, Minn. The tie is UConns third of the season, and the Huskies now have an overall record of 5-3-3 (2-1-0 Hockey East). Minnesota State is 3-5-4 (3-5-2 WCHA). The game completed UConns schedule against WCHA teams this season, as the Huskies went 1-0-3 against North Dakota and Minnesota State.
The two teams skated through a scoreless first period with Minnesota State holding a 10-6 advantage in shots. The Mavericks then jumped on the board on a goal by Amanda Stohr 11:45 into the second period. They took their 1-0 lead into the second intermission while out-shooting the Huskies 14-6.
In the third period, UConn came out ready to rally. Just 2:22 into the third stanza, senior forward Angie Wallace (Mullett Lake, Mich.) notched her fourth goal of the season to knot the game at 1-1. Wallace was assisted by freshman Britney Chandler (Pickering, Ont.) and Natalie Vibert (Thunder Bay, Ont.). It was Chandlers fourth helper of the season, while Vibert collected her second.
Minnesota State then took back the lead at 13:39. Sheri Vis, who scored the game-tying goal in Fridays contest, moved the score to 2-1. As the final seconds were ticking down, senior forward Tiffany Owens (Novi, Mich.), set up by Shannon Connolly (Baldwinsville, N.Y.) and Caitlin Salazer-Reid (London, Ont.), scored the game-tying goal at 19:35 to move the score to 2-2 and send the game into extra minutes for the second day in a row.
Just like the first game of the series, both teams tallied three shots on goal in the five minutes of overtime, but neither could get anything going as the game ended in a 2-2 tie.
Overall, Minnesota State out-shot UConn 31-25. Neither team scored on the power play, with the Huskies going 0-for-8 and the Mavericks going 0-for-6.
Connecticut will look to continue its eight-game unbeaten streak Nov. 27-28 when they travel to Princeton, N.J. The Huskies will take on the Tigers Saturday and Sunday with both games starting at 1:00 p.m.