PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown women's hockey team was defeated by No. 5/4 Quinnipiac, 8-0, on Saturday afternoon at Meehan Auditorium. The Bobcats took advantage of power play opportunities, going 3-for-3 in the contest.
Brown (2-2-0, 0-2-0 ECAC) opened the game with two power-play opportunities, but it would be Quinnipiac who would be first to capitalize while on a power play. After the Bears were called for their first infraction, Alicia Barry put the Bobcats on top, 1-0, at 8:14 with a power-play goal. Meghan Turner and Kate MacKenzie recorded the assists on the play.
The Bobcats (7-2-1, 2-0-0 ECAC) made it 2-0 when Kenzie Lancaster scored an unassisted goal at 16:03 when she picked up a loose puck off a turnover.
With just four second left in the first stanza, Randi Marcon registered a goal to give QU a 3-0 lead when she connected on a bouncing puck in front of the net. Lancaster and Raquel Pennoyer tallied the helpers.
Junior Julianne Landry (Hanover, Mass.) made several impressive stops in the period, including a 1-on-1 play 4:48 into the contest. The netminder concluded the first with seven saves, while Sydney Rossman made three stops for QU.
The Bobcats had a 10-3 shot advantage in the opening period, and went 1-for-2 on the power play while Brown was 0-for-3 when a man up.
In the second period, QU went up 7-0 with four scores. The Bobcats added two power play goals by Turner (1:11) and Kenzie Prater (14:41). Melissa Samoskevich (4:45) and Taryn Baumgardt (5:39) registered the other two goals in the stanza.
Freshman Calla Isaac entered the game in net in the second, recording eight saves in the period. Abbie Ives entered in goal for the Bobcats and made three saves, including a glove save on Samantha Swanstrom's (Ham Lake, Mich.) laser while the Bears were on the power play.
Cianfarano added Quinnipiac's eighth and final goal at 12:54 of the third period. Isaac finished the third period with 12 saves for the Bears.
Overall Isaac made 20 stops in 35:15 of action in net. Ives closed the game out with five saves for QU.
The Bears continue conference play and host Union on Friday Nov. 4 and Rensselaer on Saturday, Nov. 5 at Meehan Auditorium. The first game of the weekend starts at 6:00 p.m. while the second begins at 3:00 p.m.
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