Women’s Hockey Falls to No. 8/9 Providence in Mayor’s Cup, 3-1

Women’s Hockey Falls to No. 8/9 Providence in Mayor’s Cup, 3-1

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Brown women's hockey team was defeated by No. 8/9 Providence, 3-1, in the 23rd Mayor's Cup on Tuesday afternoon at Schneider Arena. The Friars evened the Mayor's Cup series with the win at 10-10-3.

Providence (12-5-4) scored three goals in a little over four minutes to open the first period and take control. Blair Parent registered the first tally at 7:29 and was followed by Whitney Dove (10:24, power play) and Avery Fransoo (11:38). Brown (2-14-0) had a 5-on-3 opportunity at 14:54 but were unable to get on the board. The Friars had a 16-7 advantage in shots for the stanza and were 1-for-1 on the power play while the Bears were 0-for-3.

The Friars maintained their 3-0 lead through the second period and outshot the Bears by a 14-7 margin for the frame. Brown increased its offensive pressure towards the end of the period which included a shot from sophomore Steph Rempe (Calgary, Alberta) that hit the pipe. Sophomore Calla Isaac (Sherwood Park, Alberta) was solid in net and made 14 stops.

Brown got on the board at 17:53 of the third when freshman Kaitijane Blumberg (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) put back a rebound on a shot from junior Bridget Carey (Weymouth, Mass.) to pull the Bears within two. Freshman Maddie Sisokin (Oakville, Ontario) also contributed an assist. Brown went with an empty net to try to get closer but was unable to generate a good sequence.

Isaac finished the game with 36 saves while Madison Myers made 18 saves for the Friars. Brown was 0-for-3 overall on the power play, with its only opportunities in the first period, while Providence went 1-for-4 for the day. The Friars outshot the Bears 39-19.

The Bears will next play in their fourth-straight non-conference game and travel to Storrs, Conn. to take on UConn on Saturday, Jan. 6 at 3:00 p.m.

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