MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — After allowing only one goal in its first six games, Middlebury gave up four goals to Wentworth as the Leopards, despite being outshot 58-17, were able to muster up a 4-4 tie with the top-ranked Panthers on Tuesday.
Wentworth opened the scoring just 1:32 into the game when Tim Yakimowsky took a nice feed from Zach Wotherspoon before scoring on a breakaway.
The Panthers tied the game at the 5:12 mark when Will Chang scored the first goal of his career with a great crossing pass from Adam Foote in the slot.
The Leopards took a 2-1 lead midway through the period when Yakimowsky scored his second of the game after a failed clearing attempt. Middlebury tied the game early in the second period when Scott Goldman skated to the slot and scored as he was falling to the ice.
The Panthers took their first lead of the game when Adam Foote’s shot from the side of the net deflected in off the goaltender.
Wentworth bounced right back to tie the game midway through the period as Alex Marinkovich broke in alone for the goal.
The teams exchanged goals in the final 6:35 to make it a 4-4 game after two periods.
Following a third period in which the Panthers outshot the Leopards 15-2, the game headed to overtime. Middlebury had the best chance to score late in the overtime but could not convert.
Christian Carlsson and Marc Scheuer made 13 saves in goal for Middlebury, while Jamie Vanek and Jeremy Glasgow made 54 saves for Wentworth.