No. 4 Quinnipiac nets game-winning goal in overtime to defeat Robert Morris
MOON TOWNSHIP, Penn. -- Taryn Baumgardt scored the game-winning goal for the Bobcats just 1:10 into overtime as No. 4 Quinnipiac survived a 3-2 victory against Robert Morris Friday afternoon at 84 Lumber Arena.
Morgan Fritz-Ward carried the puck into the neutral zone where she dumped off a pass to Taylar Cianfarano. Cianfarano then took the puck into the offensive zone along the boards with Fritz-Ward skating past Cianfarano through the slot to create space. The space was plenty, as Cianfarano found Baumgardt streaking in on the left side and buried the puck in the wide open left side of the net.
It was Baumgardt's second goal of the season as Fritz-Ward picked up her 12th assist and Cianfarano tallied her ninth assist of the season. The goal was also Baumgardt's first game-winning goal of her career.
The last overtime game-winner for the Bobcats came on March 2, 2013 when Amanda Colin scored in the third overtime of an ECAC Quarterfinal game to give the Bobcats a 3-2 victory against the St. Lawrence Saints.
Cianfarano scored the game-tying goal for the Bobcats with just 5:58 remaining in the third period and two seconds remaining on the power play. The goal was Cianfarano's 13th of the season and second power play goal of the year.
Shiann Darkangelo inched closer to the 100-point margin with her ninth goal of the season in the second period for her 97th career point. The goal was Darkangelo's 55th of her career.
Nicole Kosta reached the 90-point plateau with her 14th assist of the season while Cydney Roesler tallied two assists to reach seven. Kristen Tamberg recorded her 10th assist of the year.
Chelsea Laden earned her 19th win of the season between the pipes for the Bobcats as she recorded 18 saves in the victory.
The Bobcats outshot the Colonials 47-20 in the game, recording more than 40 shots for the first time since Oct. 18 against Maine. Quinnipiac buckled down defensively after the first period, outshooting Robert Morris 31-10 in the final 41:10 of the game. Overall, Quinnipiac attempted 92 total shots and Robert Morris blocked 30 of Quinnipiac's shots.