PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Senior Kaitlyn Keon scored two goals, sophomore Erin Conway netted the game-winner, and Brown University women's ice hockey beat the University of Maine, 5-2, on Friday afternoon at Meehan Auditorium.
The Bears (2-4-0) gained a 2-1 lead after the first period, maintained a 3-2 edge after two frames, and posted two goals in the final stanza to distance themselves from the visiting Black Bears (4-6-2).
Keon (Toronto, Ontario) notched the game's first goal and added a tally in the third period to give Brown a 4-2 lead while earning a +4 rating. Conway (Jackson, Mich.) recorded the game-winning goal at 14:45 in the second period while tacking on an assist.
Senior Sarah Robson (Mississauga, Ontario) handed out three assists – including one on the game winner – while junior Kelly Micholson (Elk Grove Village, Ill.) compiled a goal and an assist, and senior Lauren Vella (Staten Island, N.Y.) contributed a goal.
Brown sophomore goaltender Monica Elvin (Oakland, Calif.) made 30 saves in the win to push her record to 2-2-0 on the season. Maine's Meghann Treacy (3-6-1) stopped 22 shots in the loss.
Just 17 seconds into the contest, Keon put the hosts up 1-0 as she took a feed from Robson and slotted a shot past Treacy for her third goal of the season. Vella doubled the Bears' lead at the 10:39 mark off assists from Robson and Micholson.
After Maine tied the score at 2-2 just over four minutes into the second period, Brown answered as Robson found Conway for the deciding tally 14:45 into the second stanza.
Keon struck again at the 3:39 mark of the third period to stake Brown to a 4-2 lead with junior Hunter Davis (Clifton Park, N.Y.) and Conway earning assists on the play.
Brown withstood a late onslaught from the Black Bears including a stretch when Maine held a six-on-four advantage with Elvin registering 14 saves in the final period.
Micholson added an empty net goal with 20 seconds remaining to ice the game for the Bears.
Next, Brown hosts Maine again tomorrow at 2 p.m.