RYE, N.Y. – Freshman Erin Dillon (Hazlet, N.J.) scored twice as the Connecticut College women's ice hockey team played Manhattanville to a 2-2 draw at the Playland Ice Casino on Saturday afternoon.
After a scoreless first period, Manhattanville (4-3-1) got on the board first when Maeve O'Brien potted a rebound attempt following a shot which was taken by Sarah Sinning. Connecticut College, however, stormed back and got back-to-back markers from Dillon in a span of just 2:14. The freshman first finished passes from freshman Mairi Anthony (Stoneham, Mass.) and junior Kelley Potter (Groton, Mass.) with 5:34 remaining in the period before taking a feed from sophomore Kylie Wilkes (Howell, N.J.) to put the Camels ahead for the first time.
The third period was played evenly with each team attempting 10 shots on target. But with time winding down and an extra attacker in place, Manhattanville was able to win a faceoff following a timeout and find the back of the net with just 35 seconds remaining in regulation. Zoey Pellowitz netted the equalizer, which was set up by Sinning, to eventually force overtime.
Connecticut College dominated the overtime and outshot the hosts by a 4-1 margin during the extra five minutes. Valiant goalie Rose Pijaca, however, came through by turning away everything to preserve the tie.
Sophomore Dylann Nasr (Reston, Va.) turned away 17 shots for Connecticut College, which held a 27-19 advantage in total shots on target. Manhattanville's Pijaca made 25 saves.
Connecticut College (4-1-1), which is ranked eighth nationally, will face another tough test when it visits top-ranked Norwich tomorrow afternoon at 4:00 p.m.