Mustangs, Neumann Skate to 1-1 Overtime Tie

REISTERSTOWN, Md. - Stevenson women's ice hockey sophomore Casey Storck netted her third goal of the season but Neumann scored with 1:34 remaining in regulation as the two teams skated to a 1-1 United Collegiate Hockey Conference (UCHC) tie Saturday evening at Reisterstown Sportsplex.

  • Neither team recorded a shot in the opening five minutes of the game with the Knights (6-16-1, 5-10-1 UCHC) firing a shot on net with 14:30 remaining.
  • At the 6:32 mark, the Mustangs (9-12-2, 6-8-2 UCHC) have a five-on-three power play for two minutes but Helen Cooney stopped all four shots she faced.
  • Just past the midway point of the period, Stevenson went back on the power play after Neumann was whistled for too many players on the ice.
  • Cooney made another four saves on the penalty kill while her defense had three blocked shots.
  • As soon as the penalty expired, the Knights went right back into the box after a tripping penalty. Cooney made another three saves to keep the game scoreless.
  • With 3:01 remaining, Storck sent a wrister from the blue line past Cooney after freshman Elizabeth Gaudreau played the puck up to Storck. Freshman Ally Gibson picked up the secondary assist.
  • The Mustangs were whistled for their first penalty with 1:58 left in the period. Both teams recorded a shot.

  • Stevenson had its fourth power play opportunity of the game at the 8:19 mark but the lone shot by junior Jordan Pirrello was saved.
  • The Mustangs fifth power play was cut short after the hosts were called for its second penalty just 45 seconds after earning a player advantage.
  • Neumann had a four-on-three power play for 45 seconds but Storck came up with two blocked shots while freshman Ana Holzbach made a pair of save.
  • The Knights had a five-on-three advantage for 45 seconds but did not record a shot on net as Pirrello and senior Kellen Wittman each had a blocked shot.

  • At the 5:19 mark, the Mustangs earned another penalty but Cooney made five consecutive saves in less than a 10-second span, including three straight shots by senior Cierra Siemasko.
  • The Knights tied the game on an odd-player rush as Steph Grundy scored on a one-timer on a pass across by Angeline Taiariol just as Cooney came off for an extra skater.
  • With a 1:23 remaining, Stevenson was called for its fourth penalty yet Holzbach made a stop on the lone Neumann shot to help force overtime.

  • The Knights recorded two shots to start the extra period with 33 seconds remaining on their power play attempt.
  • Stevenson held a 4-3 edge in shots in overtime with Pirrello recording a pair of shots.

  • Stevenson outshot Neumann, 47-23, including 17-9 in the third period.
  • The Mustangs were 0-for-7 on the power play and 4-for-4 on the penalty kill.
  • Holzbach finished with 22 saves in her fourth consecutive start.
  • It is the first assist for Gaudreau, who netted her first career goal last weekend, while Gibson picks up her second assist of the season.
  • The tie snaps Stevenson's nine-game win streak in the series.
  • The Mustangs have been held to two or fewer goals in 16 of their 23 games this season.

  • Stevenson returns to action on Friday, February 15 when the Mustangs host the first of a two-game UCHC series versus No. 2 Elmira. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.