Hartford, Conn. - First-year forward Angelica Mushenko (East Longmeadow, Mass.) scored the game-tying goal with 37 seconds left in the third period, to help the Trinity College Bantams earn a 3-3 tie against the visiting Williams College Ephs in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) women's ice hockey action this afternoon at Williams Rink in the Koeppel Community Sports Center. Trinity trailed, 3-0, six minutes into the second period, but scored twice in the middle frame and forced the overtime after pulling its goalie in the final minute of regulation. The Bantams, which opened the two-game set against the No. 10-ranked Ephs with a 1-1 stalemate last night, are now 8-9-3 overall and 5-4-3 in the NESCAC with a 7 p.m. game at NESCAC foe Wesleyan up next on Friday at 7 p.m. Williams extends its unbeaten streak to five games with a 13-4-3 overall record and a 8-4-2 mark in the conference.
Williams went ahead, 3-0, at 14:01 of the second period on the second tally of the day for sophomore forward Gabi Montembeault (Glencoe, Ill.), but Trinity got on the board just 29 seconds later when sophomore forward Sierra Lee (Ferguson's Cove, Nova Scotia) beat Eph rookie Chloe Heiting (Woodbury, Minn.) on a rebound of her own shot. Bantam sophomore defender Camille von Steinbergs (Minnetonka, Minn.) fired one by Heiting with 1:23 left in the middle frame during a Trinity power play to make the score, 3-2, as the teams headed off the ice for the last time.
Trinity came out strong in the third stanza, peppering Heiting with 17 shots, while Bantam junior goaltender Kai-Lilly Karpman (Playa del Ray, Calif.) was a wall with 10 stops in the period. Karpman left the ice with just under a minute left, and Lee fed rookie blue liner Bergen Kobienia (Edina, Minn.) from the corner to the point for a one-timer that deflected off a Williams player. The puck headed toward Mushenko off the Eph and she back-handed into the net to make it, 3-3. In the overtime, Karpman made three saves and Heiting made two to finish with 31 and 36 stops, respectively. Sophomore forward Avery Dunn (Anchorage, Alaska) scored a goal and junior defender collected two saves for the Ephs, while sophomore Cassidy McNeeley (Easton, Mass.) added an assist for Trinity.