Jan. 14, 2006
Canton, NY - The women's ice hockey team (7-8-1, 5-2-1) could not overcome an early third period goal, as the #3 St. Lawrence Saints (17-2-2, 7-1-2) defeated the Bears 4-1 this afternoon in Canton, NY. Sophomore goalie O'Hara Shipe (Anchorage, AK) had a strong performance between the pipes for Brown stopping 40 shots in this afternoon's match-up.
In a fast moving first period, Shipe and the Bears fought off 17 shots to keep the game scoreless going into the first intermission. St. Lawrence had a two on one rush with less then five minutes remaining in the period, giving the Saint's their best scoring opportunity of the period. Carson Duggan picked up a loose puck in the neutral zone and skated in with line mate Lisa Batchelor, Brown senior Myria Heinhuis (Chatham, ONT) was defending on the play. Duggan slid the puck across ice to Batchelor, who one timed it at the Bears net. Shipe made a quick move to her right and made the glove save keeping the score at 0-0 with 4:32 to go in the first. With the Bears on a power play late in the first period, freshman Frances Male (Toronto, ONT) took a rebound and skated across the crease catching St. Lawrence's goaltender out of position, and fired a hard low shot that was hit out by a Saint defender to end Brown's threat.
Brown broke onto the scoreboard with 9:31 remaining in the period, when junior Kathryn Moos (Wayzata, MN) knocked in her first goal of the season on a Bear power play. Senior Ashlee Drover (Bay Roberts, NF) knocked the puck along the boards, to sophomore Hayley Moore (Wakefield, MA) who was waiting behind the Saint's goal. Moos skated in and stood right in front of the St. Lawrence net and knocked the Moore pass by the Saint's goalie for the 1-0 goal. St. Lawrence knotted the score a short time later as Emily Berlinguette slammed a shot over the right shoulder of Shipe for the 1-1 score.
The Bears threatened late in the period when Moos found senior Lindsey Glennon (Exter, NH) open at the top of the crease. Glennon beat St. Lawrence's Jessica Moffat glove side but the puck bounced off the post and was cleared out of the Saint's zone.
The Saints went on to score three unanswered goals in the final period to hand the Bears a 4-1 loss. Shipe finished the game with 40 saves.
Brown will host Boston University in its final non-conference game of the season, Wednesday, January 18, at 7:00 PM.