Bears Edge Out #7 Princeton 4-3
Jan. 7, 2006
Providence, RI - Senior Keaton Zucker (Gilford, NH) picked up a loose puck in front of Princeton's net and slammed it past the Tiger's goalie, to lift the Bears (6-7-1, 4-1-1) over the #7 Tigers, (9-5-4, 5-2-2) 4-3, in this afternoons ECAC Hockey League match-up. The goal gave Zucker her 81st point, ranking her 25th all-time among Brown's leading scorers.
After a see-saw first period, Brown controlled the first eight minutes of play keeping the puck deep in the Tigers' zone. Princeton poured on the pressure in the final ten minutes of the opening period, out shooting the Bears 12-8.
The second period saw a flurry of goals as both Brown and Princeton ripped off three goals a piece. Princeton grabbed the early lead on a Bear defensive miscue, having the puck bounce into the net off defenseman Lindsay Wilde's (Billerica, MA) skate with 13:01 to go in the period.
The Bears recorded the next three goals, scoring the first and second 0:43 apart. Freshman Frances Male (Toronto, ONT) knotted the game at one, when she redirected a shot at the point from senior Lindsey Glennon (Exter, NH), past Tiger's goalie Roxanne Gaudiel at the 9:53 mark. Like the first goal, the Bear's second goal came off a redirected shot from the point, this time freshman Savanah Smith (St. John, BC) tipped a Myria Heinhuis (Chatham, ONT) shot into the back of the net for the 2-1 lead.
With 7:56 to go in the period, Brown padded their lead to two goals, when sophomore Hayley Moore (Wakefield, MA) recorded her team-high ninth goal of the season. Zucker intercepted a Princeton pass and fed sophomore Rylee Olewinksi (Burr Ridge, IL) as she skated into the Tiger's zone for a two on two with Moore. Skating along the far boards, Olewinski gave a centering pass to Moore who banged it in, lighting the lamp to put the score at 3-1.
Princeton came back and tied the score 3-3, off a power play goal by Annie Greenwood and a Sarah Butsch's goal. Butsch's goal came off Brown's second defensive miscue of the game, as she intercepted a pass and fired a quick shot in the slot that Shipe turned right into junior Lauren Deeb's (Menands, NY) skate and crossed the line for the tie game going into the second intermission.
Princeton made a goalie change in the start of the third period, as freshman Kristen Young relieved Gaudiel. Gaudiel finished the contest with 21 saves. The hitting and aggressive play picked up in the final period, as both teams were looking for the go ahead goal before Zucker sent the Tiger's home with the 4-3 loss.
Princeton pulled Young with 2:13 to go and pressed the defense the rest of the way. The Tigers had a brief two-man advantage when Deeb was whistled for a contact to the head penalty, but could not convert as Brown and Shipe shut down the Princeton offense. Shipe recorded 42 saves in the win.
Brown will hit the road for the next two weekends, first traveling to the North Country to take on #10 Clarkson and #1 St. Lawrence. The Bears will face-off against the Golden Knights, Friday, January 13 at 7:00 p.m. and follow up with a 4:00 p.m. match-up with the Saints the next afternoon, Saturday, January 14.