The Connecticut Huskies spoiled the women's hockey opener on Friday night, dropping the Bears by a final margin of 8-1. Senior Sasha Van Muyen tallied the lone score for Bruno, getting the Bears on the scoreboard in the third period. With the loss, Brown falls to 0-1-0 in the early going, while UConn improves to 3-3-1 overall.
The Huskies seized the momentum early, scoring a goal midway through the first to take a 1-0 lead, which they held going into the locker rooms at the first intermission. Connecticut got the offense rolling in the second period though, rattling off six consecutive goals to take a commanding 7-0 lead. Freshman goalie Katie Jamieson, who got the start, was relieved midway through the frame by junior Joy Joung, who allowed the final three goals of the game.
After another Connecticut goal to open the third, the Bears broke through with a tally of their own, as Van Muyen knocked one in from just in front of net. Fellow senior Nicole Brown was credited with an assist for her first point of the season.
The Bears will be back in action on Sunday, when they take on the Providence Friars at 2:00 p.m. for the Mayor's Cup.