Rattray's OT goal lifts No. 3 Clarkson past Princeton in conference play
PRINCETON, N.J. -- It took extra time for No. 3 Clarkson to maintain its winning streak in conference play, but the Golden Knights needed just 93 seconds as Jamie Lee Rattray scored in overtime to give the Green and Gold a 2-1 win against Princeton on Saturday.
The Golden Knights moved to 6-0-0 in league contests and to 12-2-0 overall, while the Tigers fell to 3-5-2 overall and 1-5-2 in league games.
Clarkson and Princeton had only seven shots apiece in the first period. However, junior Carly Mercer converted with less than two minutes to go in the first period for the Knights. Brittany Styner picked up the assist.
Following a scoreless second period, Clarkson tried to pick up an insurance goal, but was stopped by the Tigers' defense and goaltender Kimberly Newell. Princeton took advantage of one of its few third-period chances when freshman defender Renata Fast was whistled for tripping, giving the Tigers a penalty shot. Princeton's Kelly Cooke finished off the one-on-one opportunity to tie the score at one.
Clarkson held Princeton without a shot in the first minute of the third, while picking up three on the offensive end, including the game-winner from the team's leading goal scorer Jamie Lee Rattray. Rattray scored her team-best 13th goal of the year just 93 seconds into overtime with Carly Mercer and Erin Ambrose each earning their team-best 16th assists.
Erica Howe made 14 saves to improve to 11-2 on the season. Newell made 29 stops for Princeton.
The Golden Knights had a 31-22 edge in shots and both teams were scoreless on the power play, with Clarkson going 0-for-4 and Princeton finishing off its three extra-skater chances without a goal.