Senior Sarah Graham netted the game-winner with just 12 seconds remaining in overtime in Tuesday night's win over Wesleyan.
NEC escapes with overtime win over Wesleyan
New England College’s Sarah Graham (Brampton, Ontario) would net a goal with just 12 seconds remaining in overtime lifting the Pilgrims past the Wesleyan University Cardinals Tuesday evening in Middletown. With the win the Pilgrims even their overall record to 6-6-0 on the season, while the loss drops the Cardinals to 2-9-1 overall.
The two teams would battle through a scoreless opening period of play as the Pilgrims would hold the slight 14-8 advantage in shots on net.
Wesleyan would get on the board first as Emily Avener would net her first goal of the season assisted by Heather Lindgren and Leah Coe putting the Cardinals up 1-0 at the 14:07 mark in the second period.
The Pilgrims would tie the game early in the third period as NEC would take advantage of a power-play opportunity as Chelsea Torrico (Mt. Washington, Mass.) would net her fifth goal of the season assisted by Allison Roy (Billerica, Mass.) and Emily Tanguay (Manchester, N.H.) at the 2:31 mark. Neither team would be able to muster a goal throughout the remainder of the third period sending the game into overtime knotted at 1-1.
The Cardinals picked up their ninth penalty of the game with 1:56 remaining in overtime and Pilgrim Sarah Graham would make them pay netting her fifth goal of the season redirecting a shot from Samantha Phillips (Scottsdale, Ariz.) at the 4:48 mark.
Picking up the win in net for the Pilgrims was Teraysa White (Belgrade, Maine) who finished the evening with 28 saves.