ST. CLOUD STATE SKATES TO 2-2 TIE AT NIAGARA
Senior goaltender Tayler VanDenakker turns aside 32 shots for Huskies

Tayler VanDenakker made 32 saves for the Huskies

SCSU was at Niagara University this weekend taking on the Purple Eagles of the CHA. After dropping Friday nights contest 5-1 the Huskies were looking for redemption in Saturday afternoons rematch.

Niagara struck first at the 14:29 mark of the game to take an early 1-0 lead.

After a scoreless second period the Huskies tied the game up at 1-1 2:10 into the third period. Sophomore forward Molli Mott found the back of the net for her second goal of the series and team-leading sixth on the season. Junior forward Jocelyn Zabrick had the assist on the Mott goal. The goal came on the power play making it the fourth power play goal for Mott this season. SCSU would take the lead 2-1 at the 3:58 mark of the third period on a goal by junior forward Callie Dahl, her second of the season. Assists on the play went to freshman forward Amanda Arbogast and junior forward Haylea Schmid.

The Huskies looked like they were in line for their second victory of the season but then with just 38 seconds remaining in the third period Niagara scored to knot things up at 2-2 and send the game into overtime. Neither team could break the tie in OT as that is how the final score would end up.

Senior goaltender Tayler VanDenakker got the start for the Huskies coming up with 32 saves. The final shot count was 34-33 in favor of Niagara.

SCSU (1-11-2, 0-8-0) will be on the road again next Friday and Sunday as they travel to Madison to take on the top-ranked Badgers in WCHA play.