Lund, No. 8 Princeton force Game 3 against St. Lawrence


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PRINCETON, N.J. — Karlie Lund scored the game-winning goal with less than three minutes remaining as No. 8 Princeton came from behind to defeat St. Lawrence 4-3 on Saturday.

Freshman Stephanie Sucharda netted a goal and two assists, and Kelsey Koelzer, Keiko DeCkerck, and Cassidy Tucker tallied two points each as the Tigers evened the ECAC Hockey quarterfinal series at one game apiece.

The teams will play the deciding Game 3 at 2 p.m. EST Sunday at Hobey Baker Rink.

St. Lawrence got on the board first, as Justine Reyes scored from the right circle at 7:45 of the first period, assisted by Jenna Marks and Kailee Heidersbach.

Amanda Boulier scored at 7:11 of the second, as Brooke Webster and Kennedy Marchment set up Boulier for a top-shelf blast from the right point.

Two minutes later Sucharda cut the deficit to one, as DeClerk carried the puck across the blue line and slid the puck cross-ice to Sucharda, who beat goaltender Grace Harrison up high.

With the Tigers on the power play as a result of a five-minute major for checking assessed to Hannah Miller, Koelzer tied the game 2-2 at 19:08 set up by Tucker and Sucharda.

The Saints got a power play of their at 2:12 of the final session and Boulier took advantage again, blasting her second goal of the game set up by Hannah Miller and Webster.

After DeClerck tied the game one final time at 13:18 on a tip from Koelzer and Cristin Shanahan, Lund’s 17th of the year came at 17:18, set up by Tucker and Sucharda to seal the comeback victory.

Kimberly Newell stopped 33 shots in the win for the Tigers. Harrison made 23 saves for the Saints.