POTSDAM, NY -- Sophomore Juana Baribeau's (Amos, QUE) second goal of the game 1:26 into overtime lifted the Clarkson University Women's Hockey team to a 3-2 victory over Providence College in non-league action before 346 fans at Cheel Arena on Friday night.
The Golden Knights, who improved their record to 2-0-1, will continue their four-game season-opening home stand when they host the University of Connecticut on Saturday at 3:00 p.m.
Baribeau came through with the game-winner on a wrist shot from the right boards that sailed over Providence's goaltender Genevieve LaCasse's shoulder. Junior defenseman Courtney Olson (Brunswick, GA) assisted on the deciding goal, Baribeau's 21st career score, which put the Friars (2-1) in the loss column for the first time this season.
Clarkson took control early in the game when junior Daris Tendler (Verwood, SASK) opened the scoring with her first goal of the season and fifth career tally. Tendler picked up a loose puck in the corner skated to the net and tucked in a rebound off her initial shot between the Friars' goaltender and just inside the near post at 6:03.
Providence came back to tie it early in the second. The Friars snapped Clarkson's string of season-opening penalty kills at 11 when Colleen Martin connected on the man-advantage with a shot in the slot that found its way through traffic at 4:02 of second. Jessica Cohen and Alyse Ruff assisted.
With the middle frame winding down, the Green and Gold regained the lead on Baribeau's first goal of the game. Baribeau gathered in a loose puck at center ice and skated down the left wing where she ripped a slapshot from the top of the faceoff circle into the back of the net.
The Friars rallied late in the third period to the tie the game in regulation. Ashley Cottrell, all alone in the slot, took a pass from the side of the net by Jean O'Neill and buried her team-high third goal of the season at 14:41 to force overtime.
Clarkson out shot Providence 30-20, including a 21-12 margin through the opening 40 minutes. Junior Lauren Dahm (Baldwinsville, NY) posted 18 saves in the win. Lacasse made 27 stops for the visitors.
Clarkson was 0-of-5 on the power play, while Providence connected one in six man-advantage chances.