ITHACA, N.Y. – Senior Brittany Moorehead scored in the first period to cut Cornell University's lead in half, but Brown University women's hockey fell to the hosts, 5-1, on Friday afternoon at Lynah Rink.
The Bears (3-5-0, 1-2-0 ECAC) remained within 2-1 heading into the third period, but the Big Red (1-4-0, 1-2-0 ECAC) netted three goals in the third frame, including a 4-on-3 tally.
The Bears cut the Big Red's lead to 2-1 at the 13:23 mark of the first period as senoior Janice Yang (Westport, Conn.) stole a puck in Brown's offensive zone. She then executed a give-and-go with Moorehead (Clinton, N.Y.) from right to left, slotted a shot on the goal, and Moorehead knocked home the rebound.
Brown held Cornell to seven shots in the second period and killed off two penalties in the frame.
The Bears opened the third stanza on the power play and gained the man advantage again 2:51 into the period. Brown then took two penalties 46 seconds apart, putting Cornell up a man. Brianne Jenner then scored in the ensuing 4-on-3 scenario 4:40 into the period. Jillian Sauinier recorded two goals just over a minute apart for the final.
Sophomore goaltender Monica Elvin (Oakland, Calif.) made 28 saves for the Bears while Paula Voorheis stopped 22 shots for the Big Red.
Cornell out-shot Brown 33-23 in the contest while the Bears won the face-off battle, 27-25.
Cornell registered the game's first goal less than two minutes into the contest as Jenner capitalized on a loose puck in front of the crease. Kaitlin Doering pushed the hosts' lead to 2-0 just under three minutes later as she received a centering pass from Emily Fulton.
Next, Brown plays at Colgate tomorrow at 3 p.m.