PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown women's hockey team was defeated by Rensselaer, 4-1, in an ECAC game on Saturday afternoon at Meehan Auditorium. The Engineers were powered by three first-period goals, two while the team was on the power play.
The Engineers (4-7-1, 2-2-0 ECAC) registered their first goal soon into the first period, as Kirsten Iwanski picked off a pass and scored from the slot 54 seconds into the contest. RPI increased its lead to two at with a power-play goal at 10:21 from Sabrina Repaci.
Brown (3-3-0, 1-3-0 ECAC) got one back, and pulled within one at 17:29 when junior Sam Donovan (New Brighton, Minn.) scored a power-play tally. Leah Olson (East Harwich, Mass.) began the play with a shot. Freshman Alley Rempe (Calgary, Alberta) scooped up the rebound and fed it to Donovan who was in front of the net, and put it in for her fifth goal of the season.
Just before the close of the opening stanza, RPI added its third goal, and second power-play goal, when Hannah Behounek recorded the score.
Brown held a 14-10 advantage in shots for the first. RPI went 2-for-2 on the power-play while Brown was 1-for-2. Senior Monica Elvin (Oakland, Calif.) made seven saves while Lovisa Selander made 13 stops for the Engineers.
Both team's skated through a scoreless second period as RPI registered 14 shots to Brown's 7. The Bears fought off both of their infraction in the stanza. Elvin added 14 saves while Selander turned away seven.
The two team's continued back-and-forth play in the third period without a score. At 1:59, the Bears pulled Elvin in favor of the extra skater and were able to get off two shots before Laura Horwood registered an empty net goal to seal the win for the Engineers.
For the game, Rensselaer outshot Brown, 34-25, while going 2-for-4 on man-up opportunities. The Bears went 1-for-2 on the power play.
Elvin concluded the contest with 30 saves, recording back-to-back 30+ save outings over the weekend (33 vs. Union), while Selander tallied 24 saves.
The Bears will next play a midweek non-conference game against UConn on Tuesday, Nov. 4 at Meehan Auditorium. Puck drop versus the Huskies is set for 6:00 p.m.
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