Behind a strong power-play showing, the Union College men's hockey team skated to a 3-3 tie with the No. 2-ranked Cornell Big Red on Saturday night at Messa Rink.
The game marks only the third time this season that Cornell has not claimed victory, as the Big Red are now 12-1-2 on the season (8-1-1 ECACH), while the Dutchmen now sit at 6-15-2 (4-7-1 ECACH).
Cornell started the game off well, opening the scoring at the 3:19 mark and limiting Union to two shots on net in the first 10 minutes. However, Union rebounded in the latter half of the period, and Vas Kolias scored off a rebound to tie the game up with 5:15 left in the frame.
Union carried the momentum from the end of the first into the second, and ended up out-shooting the Big Red, 10-6, in the period. Cornell was assessed two penalties in the period, and Union capitalized on the second power play. Parker Foo scored his second of the weekend, redirecting a shot from Joseph Campolieto to put Union up 2-1.
In the third, Cornell pushed back and tied the game up within the first two minutes. Union earned a third power play midway through the period, and this time Gabrielle Seger found the back of the net to put the Dutchmen back on top. However, the lead wouldn't last long as the Big Red equalized just 38 seconds later.
Despite the three goals scored within the first 10 minutes of the third period, it would be the final scoring of the game. Both teams would carry the stalemate to the end of overtime.
- Union went 2-for-3 on the power play, and 4-for-6 (.667) on the PP over the weekend.
- Union's penalty kill was a perfect 2-for-2 against Cornell and was perfect on the weekend as well, going 6-for-6.
- Parker Foo scored his second goal of the weekend, both on the power play and both coming off redirections.
- Liam Robertson assisted on the first two Dutchman goals.
- Cornell out-shot Union 34-22 in the contest, but Darion Hanson made 31 saves for the Dutchmen, while Matthew Galajda only made 19 for the Big Red.
Up Next for the Dutchmen
Union heads to Yale and Brown next weekend, Jan. 17-18. Both games are set for 7 p.m. (ET) starts.