ADRIAN, Mich. – The Saints score two goals in the final five minutes of the game to force the overtime period. The Bulldogs fail to score on a power play in the overtime period and the game ends in a 2-2 tie.
The first period was a defensive struggle as neither team could put the puck in the net. Adrian out shot St. Scholastica 15-5 in the period, however the Saints had a few more high quality shots on goal than the Bulldogs.
Sarah Shureb would break the deadlock 5:56 into the second period when she beat St. Scholastica goaltender, Lindsey Hartfiel, to give the Bulldogs the 1-0 lead. Kaylyn Schroka and Logan Taylor were awarded the assists for the goal. The assist gives Taylor her 27th of the season which has her tie the school record for assists in a season.
The next goal wouldn't come until the final period when Kristin Lewicki would score a power play goal off an assist from Schroka, her second of the night, 6:10 into the period.
The Saints would respond with 4:36 left to play when Nikki Logergren beat Adrian goaltender Jade Walsh to cut the lead in half, 2-1.
St. Scholastica called timeout with just 1:43 left to play in the game. Off the faceoff Hartfiel would leave net to put six skaters on the ice for the Saints. The gamble paid off just seconds later, when Sierra Hanowski would tie the game with just 1:21 left to play. Neither team would score the game-winner before the end of regulation, forcing the game into an overtime period.
Less than two minutes into the overtime period the Saints Zahn Thompson would get a penaly for checking from behind giving the Bulldogs a two minute power play and the chance to get the win. The best shot of the period came near the end of the Adrian power play when Brooke Lupi took a shot that beat Hartfiel but was saved by the post.
This is the first game to result in a tie for both teams. The Bulldogs are now 18-2-1, 13-1-1 for the season; the Saints are 6-12-1, 5-7-1. Both teams will play each other again tomorrow, February 6. The game is scheduled for a 3:00 p.m. start.