Women’s Hockey Ties Union, 2-2

Women’s Hockey Ties Union, 2-2

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Junior Erin Conway (Jackson, Mich.) scored the game-tying goal at 18:42 in the third period with the Bears' goalie pulled to lead Brown women's hockey to a 2-2 tie against Union in ECAC play on Saturday at Meehan Auditorium. Both teams skated through a scoreless overtime as the Bears got off the lone shot in the bonus period. 

Union was the first team to score when it did so at 6:24 in the first period when Kathryn Tomaselli scored. The Brown offense played well in the opening stanza but was unable to put in a goal, outshooting Union 12-5. 

Brown tied it up at 1-1 in the second period when sophomore Sam Donovan (New Brighton, Minn.) registered the tally at 6:33. The play started with senior Kelly Micholson (Elk Grove, Ill.) blasting a shot that went wide and was picked up by freshman Bridget Carey (Weymouth, Mass.), who looped around the back of the net and fed a pass to Donovan who put it home from close range. Union held the shot advantage in the period at 16-9.

The third period opened with a solid scoring chance for Brown, just 12 seconds in when Micholson hit the pipe with a blue line slap-shot. At 9:20 Union scored a fluke goal when Elizabeth Otten went to dump the puck while on the penalty kill, that ended up trickling in for the go-ahead shorthanded goal (2-1).

With just less than seven minutes remaining in the third, junior Maddie Woo (Plymouth, Minn.) blasted a shot just wide for another quality scoring chance. As the third was winding down, sophomore goalie Julianne Landry (Hanover, Mass.) was pulled with 1:41 remaining in favor of an extra skater in hopes of tying. Brown called a timeout at 18:31 to draw up a play, and soon after at 18:42 Conway scored the game-tying goal. Donovan won the faceoff and passed it back to freshman Leah Olson (East Harwich, Mass.) who swung it back to Woo at the blue line. Woo took a shot but it was deflected wide and she gathered the rebound and fed it to Conway, who was in the left faceoff circle and took a shot that deflected off of a Union player's skate for the tying-goal to send the game into overtime. With the score, Conway has recorded a goal in back-to-back games. 

Overtime was a back-and-forth battle with Brown registering the only shot on goal in the period. The Bears fought off a penalty at the end of the period to send the game to its final of 2-2. 

For the contest, Landry finished with 28 saves while Melissa Black of Union tallied 33 stops. The Bears were 0-for-5 on the power play while the Dutchwomen were 0-for-6.

Brown registered its second-most shots in a game this season, and held the advantage in the contest, 35-30.

The Bears will next compete in a home-and-home series with Yale starting on Friday, Jan. 29 at Yale and ending at Meehan Auditorium on Saturday, Jan. 30. Both games will start at 3:00 p.m. and Friday's game will be televised on ESPN3.