October 26, 2012

Brown Goes Toe-to-Toe With No. 2 Cornell in 2-0 Loss

Ithaca, N.Y. – Facing the No. 2 team in the country, on the road, against the team that knocked them out of the playoffs to open the season would be a daunting task for any team, but Brown women's hockey gave Cornell all it could handle on Friday afternoon at Lynah Rink, posting a scoreless first period and a one-goal game with 28 seconds left before an eventual 2-0 Big Red win. Senior goaltender Katie Jamieson (Waterloo, Ontario) stood on her head all game, allowing just one goal to a potent offense while making 35 saves. 

After a scoreless first frame, Cornell (3-1-0, 1-0-0 ECAC) tallied the game-winner 1:44 into the second period as Taylor Woods was set up by Kelly Murray and Emily Fulton. Brown (0-1-0, 0-1-0) had a chance to tie it up in the final three minutes of the contest, going on the power play, but the Big Red was able to work it off before scoring an empty-netter at 19:33 in the third. 

Jamieson was fantastic from the opening puck drop, making 17 saves in the first stanza. Cornell controlled the puck for much of the first two frames, but Brown began to find its groove late in the game, but Big Red goalie Lauren Slebodnik would not let the potential game-tying goal through.

Brown was led offensively by senior co-captain Alena Polenska (Kutna Hora, Czech Republic) and 2012-13 All-Rookie Team forward Sarah Robson (Missisaugua, Ontario), who each tallied three shots in the game. Freshman Emma Pearson was active from the defensive end, totaling two shots. 

The Bears will look to even their record tomorrow afternoon in Hamilton, N.Y., when they face the Colgate Raiders at 3 p.m.