Women’s Hockey Skates to 1-1 Draw with UConn

Women’s Hockey Skates to 1-1 Draw with UConn

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Junior Sarah Robson (Mississauga, Ontario) broke a scoreless tie in the second period and senior goalie Aubree Moore (Bowie, Md.) fought for 34 saves but a Huskies goal with 1:38 left in regulation forced the Brown women's hockey team to a 1-1 tie against the University of Connecticut in non-league action at Meehan Auditorium on Tuesday. The Bears move to 1-6-2 overall while the Huskies shift to 4-6-2 on the season.

Brown edged UConn 11-9 in shots in the first period and saw the game's best opportunity at the time when senior Jessica Hoyle (Toronto, Ontario) redirected a pass from sophomore Kelly Micholson (Elk Grove Village, Ill.) on the blocker side of UConn goalie Sarah Moses, but the keeper picked up one of her 26 saves to preserve the scoreless contest.

Robson put the hosts on top at 6:25 in the second period when she crashed the net from the right side and pounced on a diagonal feed from Hoyle, who streaked down the left wing on a breakaway. The Huskies nearly answered with 1:49 left in the period on a lifted shot by Rachel Farrel on a wide-open right side of the net, but Moore got a piece of it and the puck ricocheted harmlessly out of bounds.

Brown killed off three penalties in the second period and allowed just two shots on goal during six minutes of disadvantaged play.

Junior Brittany Moorehead (Clinton, N.Y.) came inches away from adding a shorthanded insurance goal at 6:42 in the third when she stole the puck at the UConn blue line and laced back-to-back rapid fire shots, both of which were turned away by Moses.

The Huskies seized a great look at the net on a Kayla Campero breakaway straight down the middle of the ice at 12:22, but her stick-side bid was knocked away by a lunging Moore who preserved the 1-0 lead.

Campero cashed in another chance, however, and fired a shot on net that was saved, redirected by Emily Snodgrass and knocked in by Michaela Cava to knot the score at 1-1 with 1:38 remaining. The final seconds of regulation ticked away without any commotion and the two squads headed for overtime.

Moorehead locked her sights on scoring the game-winner with a breakaway down the right wing, but her defender committed to a diving forecheck and knocked the puck away to break up the two-on-one opportunity.

The shots turned up even at 2-2 in the final period, but neither team could strike for the victory and time expired with the score still tied 1-1.

Brown posted a season-high 27 shots on goal and the Huskies fired 35 attempts at Moore on the evening. UConn held a 38-23 advantage on faceoffs and neither team converted on a total of seven penalties.

The Bears return to action next Tuesday when they host the University of Vermont in a non-conference contest at 7 p.m.