Princeton overcomes early deficit to defeat eighth-ranked Ohio State
PRINCETON, N.J. -- Princeton turned the tables on eighth-ranked Ohio State and rallied for a 2-1 win on Saturday at Hobey Baker Rink. Princeton scored both of its goals in the third period to overcome the early deficit.
Princeton tied the score 14 seconds into the third period when Alex Kinney scored on a blast from the top of the right circle. Corey Stearns assisted on the Kinney goal for her team-best 13th helper of the season.
The Tigers and Buckeyes traded power-play chances through the middle of the period before Brianna Leahy scored her second goal of the weekend and third of the year at 16:46 to put Princeton ahead. The goal came off the rush with assists from Brianne Mahoney and Olivia Mucha as Leahy finished by driving to the net for the go-ahead score.
Kimberley Newell made a game-high 13 saves in the third period to keep Ohio State off the scoreboard and notch her fourth win of the season. Lisa Steffes made her first start for Ohio State and had 21 saves in the loss.
Ally Tarr, who had three assists in Friday's win for Ohio State, scored the lone Buckeye goal midway through the first period, scoring on a rebound from the left side of the net.
Princeton improved to 4-6-2 with the win, while Ohio State fell to 11-5-0.