With the tie, USD is now 7-8-3 overall this season, including 4-6-1 in the NCC. UND is now 5-9-3 overall with an 0-7-3 record in league play.
UND opened the scoring at the 16:35 mark of the opening period on the first of two goals by Sarah Penner (assist by Becca Krynski). USD tied the match at 1-1 at 29:06 when Michelle Marshall (Freshman; Des Moines, IA) tallied an unassisted goal. Later in the first period, USD took a 2-1 lead when senior Katie Freeman (Urbandale, IA) scored an unassisted goal at the 40:09 mark.
South Dakota built a 3-1 advantage when junior Sarah Halbach (St. Paul, MN) had an unassisted goal at the 65:25 mark of the second period.
UND cut the lead to 3-2 on a score by Lara Traczyk at the 66:06 mark. Then, UND tied the match (3-3) when Penner had her second goal off an assist from Alyssa Strohbusch at the 74:42 mark of the second half.
Neither team was able to score in the overtime periods and the match ended in a tie.
The Coyotes outshot UND, 20-8, including a 16-2 advantage in the first half. USD had three shots in the second half but managed just one shot in the two overtime periods. UND, which held a 5-4 corner kicks advantage, managed two shots in the second period, both of which resulted in goals. UND had one shot in the first overtime and three in the second overtime.
USD goalie Jennifer Ogren (Raymore, MO) had four saves and allowed three goals in 1:06.52. UND goal keeper Lauren Seta had 10 saves and allowed three goals in 1:06.52.
The Coyotes were led offensively by Halbach with seven shots, including three shots on-goal and one goal. Freeman had four shots, which were all on-goal.