(Utica, NY)- The women’s hockey team played a defensive game against a good Utica College team and skated to a 1-1 tie on Saturday afternoon. The Pioneers are currently ranked #6 in the latest USCHO Division III poll. The Bears scored first 12:50 into the first period when Brandi Atwell assisted Desiree Webster on the goal. The lead was short lived as Utica tied the game three minutes later on an Andrea Maxon goal. Hillary Hitchman played an outstanding game in goal in making 54 saves. Kelley Peters made 18 saves for the Pioneers.