Savard's Late Goal Lifts Yale to Tie

Savard's Late Goal Lifts Yale to Tie

Nov. 12, 2005

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New Haven, Conn. - Junior Kristin Savard (Framingham, Mass.) slammed home an un-assisted game-tying goal with just 23 seconds remaining in regulation to steal a point from No. 10 Boston College in non-conference action Saturday afternoon at Ingalls rink. The tie moves Yale's record to 1-2-2 (1-1-1 ECAC) and Boston College's to 3-2-4 (2-1-1 Hockey East).

The Eagles opened the scoring at the 12:56 mark of the first period on a power play goal from Maggie Taverna (Howell, N.J.). The goal came just 33 seconds into Boston College's lone power play attempt of the game.

Yale had two attempts on the man-advantage in a five minute stretch in the second period, but was unable to convert and trailed 1-0 heading into the final frame.

Yale controlled most of the third stanza, but was unable to solve Eagles net minder Johanna Ellison (Cloquet, Minn.), who turned away the Bulldogs' first 13 attempts of the period. However, with just 23 seconds showing on the clock, Savard collected a loose puck in the slot and snuck it past Ellison to tie the contest and force an extra frame.

Both teams had quality scoring chances in the overtime period, but none were better than Stephanie Olchowski's (Greenfield, Mass.) attempt that was thwarted by an athletic kick save from Bulldogs goalie Sarah Love (Bayfield, Ont.) with just under two seconds remaining.

Love would finish the night with 26 saves while her counterpart, Ellison, finished with 37.

Yale returns to action on Sunday, November 13 when they host the New Hampshire Wild Cats at 1:00 p.m. at Ingalls Rink.

report by Henry Gargiulo, Yale Sports Publicity