MANCHESTER, N.H. – Sophomore forward Alison Quinn (Canton, Mass.) tallied her fifth goal of the season one minute into the third period to pull even with visiting University of Massachusetts-Boston Friday night, and that's how it would finish as the Saint Anselm women's hockey team skated to a 1-1 draw against the Beacons.
Quinn's goal came on a Saint Anselm power play off assists from sophomore forward Alex Starzyk (Enfield, Conn.) and senior forward Sabrina Iannetti (Lynn, Mass.), who recorded their third and second assists, respectively.
UMass-Boston (5-1-1, 3-1-1 ECAC East) put the Hawks on their heels early as the Beacons' Maren Brown scored her first goal of the year at the 5:30 mark of the first period. Saint Anselm, which remained tied in the league standings with matching 5-1-1 overall and 3-1-1 records in ECAC East play, threatened several times throughout the second and third periods before finally breaking through on Quinn's equalizer. Saint Anselm outshot the Beacons 46-18 on the evening.
With the game locked at 1-1, UMass-Boston buckled down defensively and successfully held off a late Hawk rally in the third period to send it into an extra session.
The Beacons took control of the puck in the overtime period, as UMB's Jenny Currie nearly poked one past Saint Anselm sophomore goaltender Hannah Synnott (Montclair, N.J.) midway through the five-minute period. Synnott recovered well with some athletic play between the pipes to stifle any game-winning attempts and preserve the hard-fought tie as teach team took home a point from the matchup.
Synnott tallied 17 saves in the draw, making her record 1-1-1 on the season overall. UMB goaltender Moe Bradley tallied 45 saves, nearly half of her previous season total entering Friday's matchup, and moved to 2-1-1.
The Hawks are back in action Saturday for a 1 p.m. matinee against Nichols College. The Bison picked up their first win of the year Friday night with a 2-1 home win over New England College. Saturday's game will again be part one of a Hawk Hockey double-header as the men's team hosts Saint Michael's in the second session.
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