January 10, 2010

Bears Fight to 5-5 Draw Against #10 Boston University

Brown stayed undefeated in 2010 on Sunday afternoon, tying #10 Boston University in a thrilling, back-and-forth 5-5 contest. Sophomore defenseman Jacquie Pierri scored her first career goal in the second period to give the Bears a 1-0 lead, setting off a flurry of goals from both sides that tied the highest offensive output of the season for Brown, matching the five goals they scored against Providence College. With the tie, Brown improves to 2-10-4 on the season, while Boston moves to 8-6-8 overall.

The first period of Sunday’s game was relatively quiet, as the teams combined for just 19 shots on goal, with rookie goalie Katie Jamieson making 11 stops to keep the Bears in the game. In the second, however, the action took a dramatic turn, as Pierri’s score seemed to bring both teams to life. The sophomore scored just over two minutes into the frame, finding the back of net for the early lead. Senior Kath Surbey and freshman Erica Farrer were credited with assists on the play.

Though Brown appeared to hold the momentum, the Terriers answered back with three consecutive goals in a ten minute span, with the third coming with just under five minutes left in the period. The Bears did get on the board once more in the frame though, as senior Sasha Van Muyen picked up her team-leading fifth goal of the season on assists from juniors Erica Kromm and Jenna Dancewicz. With the score, the Bears entered the locker rooms trailing by just a single goal, 3-2.

As the action picked up in the third, the Bears hit the ice in high gear, scoring just 77 seconds into the period to tie the game at three apiece. Sophomore Katelyn Landry scored her first goal of the season, and second of her career, to even the score. Brown struck again just 29 seconds later, as fellow sophomore Paige Pyett fired in Bruno’s fourth goal of the day, seizing the momentum for the Bears.

With just under five minutes gone in the period, senior Nicole Brown got in on the action as well, picking up a rebound and putting it back into net for a 5-3 lead with 15 minutes to play. The Terriers refused to go quietly, however, picking up a breakaway goal with six minutes remaining to pull to within a single goal. Boston then struck again at the 17:15 mark to complete the comeback, tying the score at five apiece and forcing the game into overtime.

In the extra frame, the defense picked up once again for both sides. Neither squad was able to get a good look at the net, and the goalies stood tall, holding the score at five apiece and ensuring that the game ended in a deadlock.

The Bears will be back in action on Friday, January 15, when they host Rensselaer at Meehan Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.