MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Mustang Women's Ice Hockey ended their non-conference weekend series with Sacred Heart with a 1-1 OT tie on Sunday afternoon.
Morrisville had to rebound quickly as they returned to the ice for a 12:30 PM start time after suffering a 7-2 loss the night before. Despite only skating 10 players, the Mustangs out-performed the full-strength Pioneers in all areas of the game.
Just like Saturday night, Sacred Heart got on the scoreboard first when Taylor Moreland took a pass from Haley Payne from the center of the crease and deposited a turnaround shot into the back of the net. Moreland's goal came nearly seven minutes into play. Megan Ofner also assisted on the goal for the Pioneers.
The Mustangs outshot the visitors in both the first and the second period, but it was not until just under a minute left in the second period that Morrisville got on the scoreboard.
Ciara Lark (Midmay, Ontario) ripped a shot from just across the blue line, but the Pioneer's goalie, Amanda Fontaine made the save. Kanekaroroks McComber (Kahnawake, Quebec) fired her own shot just after Lark's shot rebounded, but Fontaine came up with the save again. The third shot in the sequence was the charm for Morrisville as Stephanie Strymecki (Kelowna, British Columbia) took McComber's rebound and pushed the puck past Fontaine.
The Mustangs continued to have opportunities throughout the third period as they out-shot the Pioneers 7-3, but neither team was unable to find the back of the net.
With the score tied 1-1 after regulation, the game headed into overtime. Both teams were able to get three shots on goal apiece, but Fontaine came up big for Sacred Heart, while Renee Schmaltz (Beaumont, Alberta) denied all three shots she faced for the Mustangs. Schmaltz recorded 20 saves on the day.
Morrisville will continue their mid-season non-conference stretch as they travel to nearby Hamilton College for a 7 PM face off on Tuesday, December 1. The Mustangs will be back on their home ice on Wednesday, December 9 at 7 PM when they host Utica College.
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