PROVIDENCE, R.I. – After playing the No. 3 team in the country, Boston University in their last game and facing No. 2 Cornell tomorrow, the Bears (2-9-3-, 1-5-3) had a potential trap against Colgate, but scored two goals to tie the Raiders (6-12-2, 3-5-1) Friday night at Meehan Auditorium.
Just two minutes into the game, junior winger Katelyn Landry (Belmont, Mass.) nearly put the Bears ahead, getting an open look on a break away. Landry's slapshot went just wide on the right side however, just missing the post.
A hooking call at 12:45 in the first gave Colgate a power play opportunity, which Brown was able to kill on the strength of its defensive play and six stops by sophomore goaltender Katie Jamieson (Waterloo, Ontario).
Brown got its first power play in the first with 5:35 to go after a Raider slash, but Colgate's D was able to stand up and keep the Bears off the scoreboard.
The scoreless game was erased with 2:09 left in the initial frame when Colgate sophomore Brittany Phillips fired a laser from near the blue line that found the back of the net for a power play goal and a 1-0 Raider lead.
The Bears got another just over seven minutes into the second period when sophomore Laurie Jolin (Lachine, Montreal) was taken down on a hooking call. This time, Brown capitalized on the opportunity as sophomore Alena Polenska (Kutna Hora, Czech Republic) fired a deep slapshot on net with just 20 seconds left on the player-advantage and beat the goalie to tie the score at one. Freshman Jennifer Nedow (Brockville, Ontario) and Jessica Hoyle (Toronto, Ontario) picked up assists on the play, moving the puck around the defense to set up Polenska for the equalizer.
With just under a minute left in the second and puck deep in the Colgate zone, sophomore Erica Farrer (Calgary, Alberta) was the beneficiary of the setup from Landry and Jolin, as she put in the feed, going high on the stick side, tallying her third goal of the season to give Brown its first lead of the game.
After an interference call gave Colgate a power play in the third period, the Raiders were able to work the puck into the Brown zone an knot the score at two-all. It was Phillips who was able to do it again, finding the back of the net for her second goal of the game.
The Raiders nearly took the lead with just over six and half to go in regulation as they were able to squeeze off a shot directly in front of the net, but Jamieson was able to stonewall the attempt for one of her 29 saves in the game.
Jamieson did it again with just under three minutes to play, stopping a two-on-one attempt to preserve the tie.
In overtime, Polenska nearly gave Bruno the win as she fired a slapshot from right at the blue line and found its way under the goalie's stick with just eight seconds to go, but the shot went just wide of the post.
The Bears are back in action tomorrow afternoon at 4 p.m. when they take on No. 2 Cornell at Meehan Auditorium.