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UWSP, Wis.-Superior end in tie for second time in a row

SUPERIOR, Wis. -- For the second night in a row, the sixth-ranked Wisconsin-Stevens Point tied seventh-ranked Wisconsin-Superior as the two teams played to a 2-2 tie on Saturday afternoon at Westman Arena.

UW-Superior (14-4-6, 4-4-4 WIAC) led twice in the game but UW-Stevens Point (16-4-4, 7-2-3 WIAC) came back to tie the score on both occasions. Neither team could find a winning goal in overtime, as the Pointers outshot the Yellowjackets 4-1 in the extra five minutes.

Trailing 2-1 entering the third period, UW-Stevens Point scored the game's final goal at the 6:39 mark. Betsy Anderson got the goal, her second of the season, unassisted.

In overtime, Cassandra Salmen had three of her game-high 10 shots. Two of her attempts came on the power play but UW-Superior's Shanley Peters turned them away, as part of a 30-save performance.

After a scoreless first period, the Yellowjackets opened the scoring at 5:43 of the second period on a goal by Hayley Epema. Emily Lester's sixth goal of the season tied the score at 1-1 a little more than a minute later but Hailey Adair's power-play goal gave UW-Superior the lead again.

The tie leaves UW-Stevens Point one point ahead of UW-River Falls in the WIAC race. The Falcons have one conference game remaining against UW-Eau Claire.

No. 1 Plattsburgh State 12, Chatham 1

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Twelve Cardinals tallied multiple points as top-ranked Plattsburgh State cruised to a 12-1 win at Chatham in an Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) West contest on Saturday night.

Plattsburgh State scored four goals in each period en route to its 20th victory of the season. With the win, the Cardinals improve to 20-1-1 overall and 12-1-0 in the conference. Chatham drops to 4-16-2 on the year and 3-10-0 in the ECAC West.

Bridget Balisy led the offense with two goals and two assists. Shannon Stewart, Jordan Caldwell and Tyne Gove contributed three points apiece while Mia Favretto, Jordan Lipson, Andrea Ziesmann, Alyssa Parke, Chelsea VanGlahn, Morgan MacInnis, Jenny Kistner and Giovanna Senese each registered a pair of points in the win.

The Cardinals outshot the Cougars 56-9 including a 20-1 margin in the second period. Plattsburgh State went 0-for-2 on the power play.

Ally Ross earned the win for Plattsburgh State, making eight saves to improve to 3-0-0 on the year.

No. 2 Middlebury 1, Williams 1, OT

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Middlebury settled for a 1-1 tie on the road, taking three points from Williams (11-8-3, 8-3-3) in a home-and-home series. The second-ranked Panthers (17-2-4, 12-0-4) finished the season unbeaten in NESCAC play.

Williams struck first late in the opening frame, and would hold onto the lead until 2:34 to go in regulation, when the Middlebury offense knotted the game at 1-1.

No. 3 Elmira 6, Cortland State 0

CORTLAND, N.Y. -- Tanis Lamoureux reached her 100th career point with 29 seconds remaining in the opening period, becoming the eighth player in Elmira history to do so. Her goal held up as the game winner as Elmira (18-4-1, 13-1-0 ECAC West) shutout Cortland State (2-19-2, 1-12-1 ECAC West) 6-0.

The Purple and Gold welcomed a balanced attack as 13 different players tallied points in the win with Ashley Ryan leading all with two assists and one goal. Kierra Pietramala stopped 17 shots en route to her second win and her first career shutout.

The Soaring Eagles put their first goal on the board when Ryan and McKenna Farole put the puck on Lamoureux's stick to take the 1-0 lead with 29 seconds remaining in the first.

After killing off two penalties, Elmira found the back of the net again after Brooke Wilgosh sent the puck to Ryan who slipped it past the Red Dragons' goaltender to up EC's lead to 2-0 with 6:46 left in the second. With 1:39 remaining, Cassidy Delainey punched the puck past the Red Dragons' netminder off a pass from Ryan to increase the Purple and Gold's lead to 3-0.

At the 8:21 mark of the third period, Briana Saltstone picked up a goal after some quality passes from Delainey and Ashton Hogan. Elmira then closed the game with back-to-back goals 2:32 seconds apart by Erin Weston and Sydney Fischer with assists credited to Ella Stewart, Lindsay Burrows, Johanna Eidensten and Jessica Prance.

No. 4 Norwich 4, Castleton State 0

NORTHFIELD, Vt. -- Norwich shut out Castleton State 4-0 on Saturday afternoon to become the first team in Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) East history to finish with a perfect regular-season record.

Norwich (21-3-0, 16-0-0 ECAC East) won its fourth consecutive ECAC East regular-season title and will be the No. 1 seed for the ECAC East tournament.

Norwich got goals from Adelle Murphy, Madyson Moore, Tori Charron and Elle Kadel en route to the victory.

Charron tallied the 99th goal of her career and 23rd of the season with a tip-in goal off an initial shot by Sharman from the point. Sophomore forward Taylor Cross picked up the second assist on the goal.

Kadel capped the scoring with her first goal of the season by tipping a shot from Kayla Parsons past Castleton goalie Paula Stephens.

No. 5 Wisconsin-River Falls 5, Wisconsin-Eau Claire 1

RIVER FALLS, Wis. -- Dani Sibley scored two goals for Wisconsin-River Falls en route to a 5-1 victory against the Wisconsin-Eau Claire on Saturday afternoon at Hunt Arena.

The win puts the Falcons one point behind first place Wisconsin-Stevens Point in the WIAC. The Falcons can clinch first place with a win against the Blugolds next Saturday afternoon. UW-Stevens Point holds the tie-breaker with UW-River Falls, but has no more WIAC games remaining.

In addition to Sibley's two goals tp lead the Falcons, Katie Batters, Alice Cranston and Chloe Kinsel also scored.

Ashley Kuechle lost the shutout 13:22 into the final period when Emily Larson scored for the Blugolds.

No. 8 St. Thomas (Minn.) 3, No. 9 Gustavus Adolphus 1

MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. -- St. Thomas (Minn.) All-America Alise Riedel claimed her 48th career victory as she stopped 26 of 27 shots as the Tommies scored a 3-1 win against Gustavus Adolphus in Saturday's game.

The Toms (15-5, 3 overall, 12-2-2 MIAC) ended a six-game losing streak to Gustavus and moved back into a share of the conference lead with two games to go. St. Thomas closes the regular season with two against St. Ben's, while Gustavus has a pair versus third-place Bethel (Minn.).

UST took a 2-0 lead in the first 21 minute on the clock with goals by Courtney Umland and Hannah Bird.

Gustavus (15-6-2, 13-3) pulled within one 5:40 into the third period on a power-play score. The Gusties had a power-play plus an extra attacker for 42 seconds in the final minute and more than two minutes of power-play opportunity in the final 3:30 yet was unable to net the tying goal.

No. 10 Amherst 2, Trinity (Conn.) 2

AMHERST, Mass. -- Trailing by one entering the third period, Amherst evened the score early in the frame as it skated to a 2-2 overtime tie against NESCAC rival Trinity (Conn.) in the Jeffs’ regular-season finale at Orr Rink.

Following the weekend series, the Jeffs are now 12-5-5 overall and 8-2-4 in conference play while the Bantams are 10-7-5 on the season and 5-6-3 in the league.

Erin Martin teid the game for Amherst two minutes into the final period on the power play.

Sara Culhane gave Amherst a 1-0 lead early in the first but Trinity got two goals from Lauren Glynn in the period to take the lead that carried it into the third.

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