Dartmouth Women’s Hockey Previal in Overtime
New Haven, Conn. — Morgan Illikainen’s first career goal propelled the Dartmouth women’s hockey team to a 5-4 overtime victory over Yale last night at Ingalls Rink.
The Big Green improved to 2-1 on the season and 2-1 in ECAC Hockey. The Bulldogs fell to 1-4, 1-2.
Midway through the extra frame, Illikainen collected a pass from senior Camille Dumais, fired past Yale goaltender Jaimie Leonoff and found the back of the net.
After four straight goals gave Dartmouth a comfortable 4-2 third-period lead, Yale’s Janelle Ferrara scored twice to send the game into overtime.
Ferrara’s game-tying goal, which came with just 1:29 left in regulation, was her third of the contest. She is the second player in as many games to have a hat trick against the Big Green, as Quinnipiac’s Nicole Kosta had one last Saturday.
Yale jumped out to a 2-0 first period lead on goals from Ferrara and Hanna Astrom just 31 seconds apart. But Dumais pulled Dartmouth back within one, notching her second of the season at the 16:31 mark to make the score 2-1. Seniors Sasha Nanji and Reagan Fischer picked up assists.
Two second-period goals gave the visitors their first lead of the night, a 3-2 advantage. Dartmouth sophomore Karlee Odland tied the contest with her second of the season just 3:46 into the frame, before classmate Abbie Lund picked up her first career marker midway through. Seniors Jessica Gagner and Lisa Berreman assisted.
Thanks to Fischer, the Big Green scored its fourth straight goal 2:53 into the third period for a 4-2 advantage.
Dartmouth put 44 shots on net compared with the Bulldogs’ 22. Dartmouth goalie Lindsay Holdcroft (2-0-0) made 18 saves for the Big Green, including eight in the third period and two in the extra frame. Her counterpart, Leonoff (1-4-0), stopped 39 shots for the Bulldogs.