Sophomore Karlie Lund scored in the first period but a 6×4 goal by Hannah Bunton with 1:02 remaining in regulation knotted the game at 1-1. Five more minutes of hockey wouldn’t decide the game as it ended in a 1-1 stalemate.
After Lund won a draw deep in the zone, sophomore Stephanie Sucharda got the puck at the blue line and sent a shot in on net. The puck bounced off a defender and senior Molly Contini tried to put away the rebound but Paula Voorheis had her pad down on the right pipe. Lund picked up the puck and circled around the other side of the goal and shoveled it over Voorheis for the tally at 14:09 of the first.
Princeton was desperate to pad its lead in the second period as it outshot Cornell 16-7. It took the Big Red nearly 15 minutes to get a shot on goal in the middle frame, as the Tigers were 0 for 4 on the power play.
After Kiersten Falck took a hooking infraction at 17:58, Cornell (10-5-2, 6-2-2, 5-0-1) called a timeout and decided to pull Voorheis to skate 6×4. One minute int he penalty kill, Princeton tried to clear the puck a Diana Buckley shot but it was knocked down and batted in by Hannah Bunton.
Each team had two shots in overtime, with Cornell having the final opportunity as they got a breakaway with two seconds left but was not able to get the shot off in time.
Freshman Steph Neatby made 31 saves in net, three shy of her personal best as Princeton moves to 12-6-3 overall and 8-4-2 in the ECAC and 4-2-2 in the Ivy League.
Voorheis finished with 37 saves for the Big Red.
Princeton remains in fourth place in the ECAC with 18 points, with Cornell in fifth place with 14. In the Ivy League race, the Big Red have a one-point edge on the Tigers though Princeton has played in two more games.
Princeton faces No. 8 Colgate tomorrow afternoon at Class of 1965 Arena at 3 p.m. The Raiders dropped a 2-0 game to No. 9 Quinnipiac this evening.