NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Senior Cassidy Tucker's goal with 1:29 to go helped the Princeton Tigers earn a tie against the Yale Bulldogs at the Ingalls Rink on Saturday afternoon. Tigers have started the season on a four-game unbeaten streak.
For Tucker, it was her second goal of the season and 22nd of her career. Seniors Kelsey Koelzer and Morgan Sly assisted on the play. Junior Alysia DaSilva made 22 saves for the Tigers and Yale's Tera Hofmann registered 35 saves for the Bulldogs. Princeton went 0-for-10 on the power play while Yale went 1-for-7.
Princeton came out a strong first period as it outshot Yale, 12-6, but couldn't convert on its two power play opportunities. Neither team converted in the second frame, posting eight shots each.
The home squad was awarded a power play at the 10:04 mark of the third period and pounced on the opportunity just 13 seconds later as Eden Murray converted a shot after a setup from Phoebe Stanez and Taylor Marchin. The Tigers had a great scoring chance as they had a 5-on-3 power play for 1:42 of game time at 6:51 point of the stanza. Princeton threw two shots at the net during that span, but they were blocked. Yale looked to put the game away with a power play with 4:28 to go. The Bulldogs ripped three shots towards DaSilva, but didn't get one by the junior goaltender.
With the Tigers on the offensive rush as the clock ticked under two minutes, DaSilva skated towards the bench for the extra attacker and then Tucker deposited the tying tally…
On the Tigers' only power play of the extra session, they controlled the pace of play with seven consecutive shots, but couldn't find the game-winner. Head coach Jeff Kampersal's squad will get back in action next Friday at Hobey Baker Rink vs. St. Lawrence (6 p.m.)