Women's Hockey Battles Plattsburgh To 1-1 Tie

February 10, 2010

The Middlebury women's hockey team earned a 1-1 tie on the road at top-ranked Plattsburgh (17-1-2) on Wednesday night. The seventh-ranked Panthers move to 13-5-2 on the year, returning to action on Friday night when they host Potsdam at 7:00 p.m.

Heather McCormack recorded her fourth goal of the season 8:24 into the middle period when she deflected an Anna McNally blast from the point. Heather Marrison was also credited with an assist on the play.

Laurie Bowler gave the Cardinals a 1-0 lead 5:16 after the opening face-off during a scramble in front of the Middlebury net. Teal Gove and Megan DiJulio assisted on Bowler's 12th goal.

Plattsburgh had a 33-25 shots on goal advantage, including a 14-6 margin in the second.  Both teams had solid chances in the five-minute extra session, but neither could get the game-winning goal.

The goaltending was strong as Alexi Bloom had 32 saves for Middlebury, while Mandy Mackrell posted 24 for Plattsburgh, which is 5-0-3 in the last eight meetings.