HAMDEN, Conn. – The Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team skated to a 2-2 tie against ECAC Hockey opponent Brown on Saturday afternoon at High Point Solutions Arena. The draw brings Quinnipiac's ECAC Hockey record to 3-0-1 (4-5-1 overall), while Brown's ECAC Hockey record now stands at 0-2-2 (1-2-2 overall).
Sophomore forwards Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) and Shelby Wignall (Hamilton, Ontario) each netted goals for the Bobcats, while freshmen Shannon Flatley and Brittany Moorehead each scored for the Bears.
Junior goaltender Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) made 11 stops in net for Quinnipiac, while her counterpart junior Katie Jamieson, who was under fire all afternoon, made a game-high 48 saves between the pipes for Brown.
After a scoreless first period, the Bears were the first to strike in the second period of play, as Flatley notched her first career goal at the 9:25 mark into the frame. Quinnipiac responded with Babstock's team-leading fifth goal of the season at the 16:41 mark into the second stanza. Following a faceoff in Brown's defensive zone, senior Melissa Perry (Chelsea, Mich.) dumped the puck in towards the net where Wignall snatched the puck and proceeded to find the free skater. Babstock then drifted towards the side of the crease before flipping in the puck past Jamieson.
Brown took the 2-1 lead in the third period of play off a score from Moorehead at the 8:57 mark into the period. Quinnipiac once again responded with a goal just under two minutes later at the 10:56 mark on Wignall's first goal of the season. Junior defender Regan Boulton (Brandon, Manitoba) unloaded a shot from the point towards the net where Wignall cleverly redirected the puck over Jamieson's shoulder for the score.
Neither side was able to find the game-winner in overtime, as Quinnipiac held a 4-to-0 shot advantage in the extra frame. Overall, the Bobcats held an overwhelming shot advantage in the contest, 50-to-13. Each team went scoreless on its power-play opportunities, as Quinnipiac went 0-for-3 and Brown 0-for-2.
The Bobcats return to action on Friday, Nov. 11 when they travel to face Clarkson at 7 p.m.
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