Jan. 28, 2006
Providence, RI - The women's ice hockey team (11-9-2, 9-3-1) dominated this afternoon's match-up as they handed a 3-0 loss to the Colgate Raiders (9-10-5, 6-5-3) in an ECAC Hockey League match-up. The Brown defense dug in and held Colgate to 15 shots in aiding freshman goalie Nicole Stock (Buffalo Grove, IL) in her first collegiate shut out.
With most of the play in the Bear offensive zone Brown poured the pressure on to the Raider defense and goalie Brook Wheeler. With 7:16 left in the opening period, the Bears got on the board first, as sophomore Hayley Moore (Wakefield, MA) tallied her team leading 15th goal of the season for the one goal lead. Senior Keaton Zucker (Gilford, NH) pass the puck to sophomore Rylee Olewinski (Burr Ridge, IL) in the right corner. With two defenders draped on her back, Olewinski found Moore skating across the crease, and slid the puck to Moore who backhanded the pass over Wheeler's left shoulder.
With less then four minutes remaining in the period, Colgate had a two on one rush and fired a shot at Stock that the she turned away right to a Colgate forward skating in. The Raider's Elin Brown one timed it right back at Stock who covered the puck and kept the Raiders off the board.
Brown padded their lead in the second when senior Ashlee Drover (Bay Roberts, NF) skated in a lit the lamp with 13:12 to go in the second. Olewinski won a battle for the puck along the boards and fed freshman Savannah Smith (Fort St. John, BC) a pass to the left of Wheeler. Smith snapped a quick wrist shot that was deflected out in the right in the path of Drover as she was crashing the net.
The Bears kept the pressure on in the final period, taking advantage of a tripping penalty on Colgate's Allison Paiano early on. Senior Myria Heinhuis (Chatham, ONT) fired a hard slap shot from the point, which shot back over the goal on a deflection in front. Zucker picked up the puck and wrapped around the right side, finding Wheeler out of position and gave the Bears a 3-0 lead with her fourth power play goal of the season.
The Raiders could not produce much offensively as the Bears stepped up and held Colgate to three shots in the final period.
The Bears will hit the road next weekend for a 7:00 p.m. conference match-up with Dartmouth on Friday, February 3 and then an afternoon tilt with Harvard Saturday, February 4 at 4:00 p.m.