Women's Ice Hockey Ties St. Lawrence, 2-2
"They played hard today," said head coach Rick Seeley. "There were a few breakdowns here and there, but they worked hard on what we're trying to accomplish as a hockey team. To come away with a point on this trip is acceptable and we'll take the tie."
St. Lawrence opened the scoring early with a tally from sophomore Vanessa Emond at the 9:38 mark of the first. Emond worked the puck past a Quinnipiac defender a ripped a shot over the left shoulder of Bobcat goaltender Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) for the 1-0 lead. She was assisted by Josee Belanger and Tara Akstull.
Flor tied the game at one at the 8:51 mark of the second period on a Bobcat power play opportunity. Positioned outside the crease, the forward collected a rebound off a Bethany Dymarczyk (Hamden, Conn.) blast from the point and one-timed it into the open net for her fourth goal of the season. Stacey Kmill (Thunder Bay, Ontario) was also credited with an assist on the play.
Quinnipiac pulled ahead with a 2-1 lead at the 16:02 mark of the second with Duffy's seventh goal of the season. In similar fashion to Flor's goal, Duffy scooped up a rebound off the pads of Saints' goaltender Brittony Chartier and fired it into the open net for the goal. Duffy's goal came off freshman defender Regan Boulton's (Brandon, Manitoba) shot from the point, while fellow freshman Felica Vieweg (Port Orange, Fla.) also picked up an assist on the play. The assist was Vieweg's fourth of the season, and it was Boulton's second.
The Bobcats lost the lead at the 4:17 mark of the third period, as St. Lawrence-rookie, Jamie Goldsmith, came up with the equalizer on a dish from Alley Bero. The play was a give-and-go between Goldsmith and Bero, with Goldsmith finishing the play to tie the game at two.
The goaltenders each turned aside the same number of shots, as Vigilanti and Chartier each recorded 28 saves in the match-up.
Quinnipiac will take a three-week hiatus before its next game, the final game of 2009, on Dec. 31. The Bobcats will play host to Princeton at the TD Bank Sports Center on New Years Eve, with the puck scheduled to drop at 12 p.m.