Lady Saints, Raiders Skate to 1-1 Tie
Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 11:13 pm

The St. Lawrence University women's hockey team skated to a 1-1 tie at Colgate University on Saturday afternoon in Hamilton, NY. Senior captain Kelly Sabatine scored the tying goal in the third period as the Saints earned one point in the ECAC Hockey contest.

St. Lawrence moves to 13-9-2 (8-3-1) on the year after outshooting Colgate 30-26 including a 6-0 edge in overtime. The Raiders are now 6-14-3 and were able to keep the Saints quiet on four power play chances.

"A good effort for us today rebounding from yesterday as we really had some great chances after tying the game up," said St. Lawrence head coach Chris Wells. "Carmen had a solid game tonight as she made some key saves at key points. We will be ready to go next weekend versus Dartmouth."

Colgate came out and controlled much of the play in the first period, finishing with a 10-5 advantage in shots on goal. However, goaltender Carmen MacDonald kept the Saints in the game with a perfect period as the game went to intermission scoreless.

Both MacDonald and Colgate goalie Ashlynne Rando had impressive second periods, but Colgate would score the only goal of the stanza at 7:21. The Raiders took the 1-0 lead while skating short-handed, as Miriam Drubel beat MacDonald for her 5th of the year.

On the other end of the ice, Rando kept her score sheet clean with 11 saves for a two-period total of 16 headed to the third.

In search of the tying goal, St. Lawrence picked up the attack and created some good chances around the Colgate net. Sabatine would finally cash in at 7:57 for her 12th goal of the year to tie the game at 1-1, with assists going to junior Rylee Smith and rookie Abbey McRae.

The goal only bolstered St. Lawrence's confidence, as they owned the majority of chances both in the remainder of the third period and in overtime. However, Rando would help the home team earn a point in the standings with some crucial saves down the stretch en route to the 1-1 tie.

MacDonald closed with 25 saves in the contest while Rando made 29.

St. Lawrence will be in action next weekend when they host Dartmouth and Harvard at Appleton Arena on Friday and Saturday, January 25 and 26.