Schroka Fuels Adrian Offense in 2-2 Tie at UMass-Boston

Schroka Fuels Adrian Offense in 2-2 Tie at UMass-Boston

BOSTON, Mass. – The Bulldogs travelled to take on UMass-Boston Saturday afternoon in their first non-conference matchup of 2014-15. Adrian fell behind by two goals after the first period, but the Bulldogs responded to force a 2-2 tie in overtime. This decision puts the Bulldogs overall record at 7-0-2 on the season.

Adrian got off to a slow start as the Beacons took the 2-0 lead after the first period. UMass-Boston scored just 1:18 into the game then tacked on their second goal with 2:56 left on the clock. The Beacons outshot the Bulldogs 11-6 for the period as Adrian could not find their offensive stride during the initial 20 minutes.

The Bulldogs responded after this slow start as Kaylyn Schroka sparked the Bulldog offense with a pair of goals over the final two periods. Schroka scored from Courtney Millar just 3:32 into the second period to cut the Beacon lead in half. This would propel the Adrian attack that would outshoot UMass-Boston 27-22 over the remainder of the game. Shroka would tie the game early in the third period when Hannah McGowan assisted her second of the game at the 3:17 mark.

The two teams played to a stalemate in the overtime period by firing two shots on goal apiece as they drew a 2-2 decision. The Bulldogs could not overcome their early deficit to take the lead despite hitting the post three times and seeing one goal called off due to a high sticking whistle.

Jade Walsh (7-0-2) earned the decision in goal for the Bulldogs by making 31 saves on 33 shots faced.