MARLBORO, Mass. --- The Becker College women's ice hockey team and visiting New England College skated to a 2-2 tie on Tuesday evening at the New England Sports Center in Marlboro. The Ice Hawks of Becker are now 5-9-2 while the Pilgrims of New England head home at 5-9-1.
After New England sophomore forward Brittany Tierney (Ottawa, Ontario/Daniel Webster College) scored the game's first goal 13:54 into the first period, Becker scored the equalizer in the second period, when 1:58 into the period, sophomore defenseman Hannah Elmer (Chicopee, Mass. / Connecticut Polar Bears) came around the net and passed to sophomore forward Bailey Coons (Casper, Wyo. / Team Wyoming) for the goal. Sophomore forward Claudia Gee (Randolph, Vt. / Vermont Shamrocks) also assisted on the play, which saw the game knotted at 1-1.
The Pilgrims retook the lead six minutes later when senior forward Marisa Roth (Burlington, Mass./Williston Northampton) redirected a slap shot from senior captain defender Demi Latham (Redwood City, Calif./Anaheim Lady Ducks), as New England went up 2-1.
With just 9:53 left in the game, Becker sophomore forward Michaela Martin (Sheldon, Vt. / Vermont Shamrocks) found the back of the net, assisted by sophomore forward Brittany Aiello (Franklin Park, Ill. / Team Illinois) and freshman forward Brianna Luciani (Bellingham, Mass. / Walpole Express).
Neither the final ten minutes of regulation nor overtime were enough to break the stalemate, and the game would end tied 2-2.
Becker sophomore goaltender Julia Johnson (Littleton, Colo. / Walpole Express) recorded 30 saves between the pipes, while New England sophomore goalie Ashley Castriotta (Framingham, Mass/Winchendon) finished with 23 stops. The Pilgrims outshot the Ice Hawks, 33-25.
The Ice Hawks of Becker are back on the ice on Saturday when they play host to Lebanon Valley College. The puck drops at 5:30 p.m. The Pilgrims of New England play next when they host Saint Anselm College on Friday at 7:00 p.m.
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