Jan. 18, 2008
Niagara University, NY - Senior captains Rylee Olewinski (Burr Ridge, IL) and Hayley Moore (Wakefield, MA) scored two goals apiece, with Moore adding an assist, as the Brown women's ice hockey team (3-12-3) beat Niagara (6-11-4), 5-2, at Dwyer Arena. Sophomore Andrea Hunter (Fulton, NY) added a goal and an assist, while junior assistant captain Nicole Stock (Buffalo Grove, IL) made 39 saves between the pipes, her 12th game with 30 or more saves in 18 starts this season.
Moore opened the scoring 4:05 into the first period with a fantastic individual effort. Collecting a loose puck in the neutral zone, she stickhandled her way through four Niagara players, finishing her rush with a nifty deke around the final Purple Eagle defenseman and a low wrist shot that beat goaltender Nikki Rudy stick-side.
About nine minutes later, Olewinski doubled the Bears' lead. Olewinski and linemates Sasha Van Muyen (Orillia, ONT) and Frances Male (Toronto, ONT) cycled the puck deep in the Niagara zone, leading to an open net for the senior sitting alone at the right post. The Purple Eagles answered back before the end of the period, taking advantage of the third of four power plays they would enjoy in the frame with a goal from Alison Malty at 14:28 for a 2-1 score at the first intermission.
The second period saw the Bears extend their lead with three more goals, all of which came in the first six minutes. Hunter made it a 3-1 game with her third goal of the year at 2:33, following Moore on a rush to the net and scoring on the rebound. Olewinski got her second goal of the evening on a power play at 4:21. After a shot by freshman defenseman Erica Kromm (Naramata, BC) was stopped by Rudy, Olewinski poked the puck in midair, barely beating the goalie for her second of the night and fifth of the season.
Niagara's Ashley Riggs got one back for her squad at 5:33, taking the puck all the way around the net and scoring from out in front for her 17th goal of the season. However, Moore responded just 19 seconds afterward, following Hunter's shot much the same way the sophomore had done at the start of the frame, making it a 5-2 game with her team-leading eighth goal of the season.
For the game, the Bears were outshot 41-25. For Niagara, Rudy made 13 saves before being pulled for Jill Zelonis at 29:14. Zelonis stopped all seven shots on net she faced in 30:14.
With her three points, Moore moved past Tara Mounsey '01 and Kristy Zamora '02 into 11th place all-time at Brown with 121 career points. Moore now needs six more points to tie Kim Insalaco '03 for 10th all-time. Moore's two goals also tied her with Jill Graat '00 for eighth all-time with 64 goals. Next on that list is Zamora with 72 goals.
Brown will look to ride the momentum of winning two of its last three games into tomorrow's contest, when the team takes on #7/6 Mercyhurst in Erie, Pa., at 7 p.m. The game will be the Bears' final non-conference game of the season before five weekends of ECAC Hockey games, alternating home and away.
Brown 2 3 0 - 5
Niagara 1 1 0 - 2
1st Period - B, Moore, 4:05; B, Olewinski (Van Muyen, Male), 13:14; N, Malty, PP, 15:30. Penalties - B, 4-8; N, 1-2.
2nd Period - B, Hunter (Moore), 2:33; B, Olewinski (Kromm), PP, 4:21; N, Riggs, 5:33; B, Moore (Hunter, Smith), 5:52. Penalties - B, 3-6; N, 3-6.
3rd Period - No scoring. Penalties - B, 5-10; N, 2-4.
B, Stock (60:00) 11-16-12 - 39; N, Rudy (29:14) 9-4-x - 13, Zelonis (30:46) x-4-3 - 7.