EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire women's hockey team hosted UW-Superior on Saturday night, skating to a 2-2 tie in overtime.
For the second night in a row, the Yellowjackets scored first to take an early lead despite the Blugolds out-shooting the 'Jackets 6-4 in the opening period.
In the second, Superior added their second power play goal of the night at the 7:13 mark.
Eau Claire would get on the board with just 13 second left in the period as Mariah Czech (Sr. – Andover, MN) found the back of the net off assists from Kelly Knetter (Jr. – Wausau, WI/West) and Jaedyn Walz (Sr. – Woodbury, MN/East Ridge).
Overtime would be a defensive battle as the game would end knotted at 2.
The Blugolds led in shots 12-4 in the second period, 14-5 in the third but did not get a shot in overtime to finish with a 32-15 advantage for the game.
Erin Connolly (So. - Mequon, WI/Homestead) (10-4-3) got the start in net yet again, recording 13 saves.
Next up for the Blugolds (11-6-3, 0-3-1 WIAC) is another Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference matchup, this time with UW-Stevens Point. The Blugolds and Pointers will square off Saturday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. at Hobbs Ice Arena. Follow the action on Blugold Game Day.