OTTAWA - The Carleton Ravens are now 3-3 on home ice after a 4-3 overtime loss against the Bishop's Gaiters on Sunday afternoon.
After starting slow the Ravens' strong penalty kill gave them some momentum until midway through the first when Annika Scurfield (Canmore, Alta.) picked up her own rebound and beat Gaiters' goaltender Algae Rene de Cotret under the arm to open the scoring.
Scurfield's unassisted goal stood for nine minutes before Maude Pepin tied the game with just under two to play in the period. Pepin followed up a Vigneault Sergaent scoring chance and put her second crack at the rebound behind Marie-Eve Cote.
The Quebec City goaltender otherwise stood strong for the Ravens stopping ten shots in the first to help the Ravens escape the period tied.
Carleton re-established momentum in the second period finding a rhythm with their forecheck and beginning to give the Gaiters fits. Five minutes into the frame Victoria Bullock (Markham, Ont.) collected a loose puck off the end boards and beat Rene de Cotret short side to restore the lead.
The Ravens' pressure would then lead to a power play opportunity where Sydney Berta (Geneva, Swi.) would find Sandrine Hachez (Salaberry-De-Valleyfield, Que.) wide open backdoor for her first career goal. The third-year Raven redirected the Berta slap pass into a wide-open net extending the Ravens' lead to two after 40 minutes.
In the third, Bishop's rallied back outshooting the Ravens 12-2 before Marie-Camille Theoret scored to breathe new life into the Gaiters. The Ravens settled the pace for a bit, but with six minutes to play in regulation Majorie Buldoc found Catherine Berger-Dube wide-open for the game-tying goal.
After the Ravens failed to score on a powerplay in overtime, Jamie Aspropotamitis found a loose puck in front of the Cote in the second overtime period and gave the Gaiters the victory.