No. 5 UNH women's ice hockey ties No. 10 Princeton, 1-1
Melissa Bourdon

DURHAM, N.H. -- Melissa Bourdon (Ile Bizard, Quebec) made 22 saves as the fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team skated to Saturday afternoon's 1-1 non-conference tie with 10th-ranked Princeton University at the Whittemore Center.

UNH extended its unbeaten streak to four games (3-0-1) and is now 12-3-2 overall while Princeton, now unbeaten in seven games (5-0-2), is 9-4-3.

Following a scoreless first period in which both teams had a shot ring off the post, UNH took a 1-0 lead at 11:10 of the second stanza. Taylor Palazeti (Calgary, Alberta) stole the puck at mid-ice, fought off a defender through the slot and maneuvered around Princeton goalie Roxanne Gaudiel before lifting the puck into the net.

Bourdon made one of her nine second-period saves just moment later when she denied Liz Keady on a breakaway, and the 'Cats took a 1-0 lead into the third period.

The Tigers tied the score, 1-1, with 6:17 remaining in regulation when Marykate Oakley made a centering pass from a scrum in the right circle and Sarah Butch pushed the puck into the net.

Bourdon stopped two shots in the five-minute overtime session and Gaudiel was credited with one save in the extra session to finish with 27.

New Hampshire continues its eight-game homestand Jan. 2 vs. Yale University. Game time is 2 p.m. The Wildcats also play host to intrastate rival Dartmouth College on Jan. 5 (7 p.m.).

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