Women's hockey takes 2-2 tie with USM

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: November 24, 2009

WATERVILLE, Maine --- After Colby College's Ally Kane (Montpelier, Vt.) gave her team a 2-1 lead in the third period, University of Southern Maine's Kylie Blasen (Okemos, Mich.) tallied with just 21 seconds remaining in regulation as the teams battled to a 2-2 overtime tie on Tuesday at Alfond Rink.

Kane, a first-year defender, made her first goal in a Colby uniform a big one by breaking a 1-1 tie at 6:23 of the third period off assists from Elissa Kurtz (Miami, Fla.) and Kathryn Shei (Iverness, Ill.), who earned her first collegiate point with the assist.

With the Mules hanging on in the final minute, Blasen slammed home a shot from in front of the net to force overtime. Kailey Bubier (Auburn, Maine) and Danielle Ward (Lansing, Mich.) had assists.

The Huskies (1-5-1) took a 1-0 lead after one period when Bubier scored at 12:54 off passes from Katie Paradis (Rochester, N.H.) and Nanci Crossman (Livonia, Mich.).

Marissa Simmons (Chestnut Hill, Mass.), the NESCAC Co-Player of the Week for last week, scored her third goal of the young season at 12:04 of the second period to tie the game at 1-1. Stephanie Scarpato (Osterville, Mass.) and Liz Osgood (North Andover, Mass.) each picked up their third assists of the season for Colby (1-0-1).

Colby goaltender Loni Pisani (Kanata, Ontario) and USM keeper Molly Passerini (Wakefield, Mass.) each had 25 saves.

Colby 2, Southern Maine 2, OT

Southern Maine               1#0#1#0---2

Colby                                     0#1#1#0---2

1st period

USM: Kailey Bubier (Katie Paradis, Nanci Crossman), 12:54

2nd period

C:  Marissa Simmons (Stephanie Scarpato, Liz Osgood), 12:04

3rd period

C: Ally Kane (Elissa Kurtz, Kathryn Shei), 6:23

USM: Kylie Blasen (Danielle Ward, Kailey Bubier), 19:39

                Shots: Southern Maine 27, Colby 27. Goalies: Molly Passerini (USM, 65:00, 2 GA, 25 saves); Loni Pisani (Colby, 65:00, 2 GA, 25 saves).



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