Bears Falter In 5-2 Loss to #2 St. Lawrence
Feb. 17, 2006
Providence, RI - Twelve seconds after Brown opened up the scoring the #2 Saints were able to counter, knotting the game at one and never looking back, in this evening's 5-2 victory over Brown. The loss drops the Bears to 11-11-4 overall and 9-5-3 in the ECACHL.
Sophomore Hayley Moore (Wakefield, MA) was able to use a quick transition, to net her team leading 17th goal of the season just 3:33 into the game. Junior Kathryn Moos (Wayzata, MN) got things started in the neutral zone when she pushed a St. Lawrence player off the puck and gave freshman Lindsay Wilde (Billerica, MA) the puck, who found Moore skating along the boards. Moore took the pass and skating across the blueline and snapped the puck top shelf over the right shoulder of Meaghan Guckian for the 1-0 lead. The lead was quickly lost off the following draw as Emilie Berlinguette was able to beat sophomore goalie O'Hara Shipe (Anchorage, AK) twelve seconds later for the 1-1 tie. The Saints went ahead for good with just under two minutes remaining in the period on a goal from Sabrina Harbec, swinging all the momentum in St. Lawrence's locker room for the first intermission.
With the Saints getting a protocol penalty Brown was on a power play for the start of the second period. But the only scoring opportunities went to the Saint's Harbec as she skated in on Shipe twice, but Shipe stood strong stopping both breakaways. St. Lawrence was able to tack on another goal later in the period on a power play to pad their lead to two.
St. Lawrence dominated the third period as the Bears were whistled for seven penalties, giving the Saints three power play opportunities. Shipe was relieved by classmate Stacy Silverman (Wakefield, MA) at the 15:24 mark after Shipe surrendered four goals to the Saints. Shipe finished the game with 21 saves on net. With the Bears down 5-1, sophomore Rylee Olewinksi (Burr Ridge, IL) smacked in a loose puck in the right slot for the Bear's second goal with 6:44 remaining in the game. Senior Ashlee Drover (Bay Roberts, NF) fired a rocket from the point on a Bear power play, that was saved by the Saint's goal but bounced out to senior Keaton Zucker (Gilford, NH) who fired right back towards the St. Lawrence net, before bouncing to Olewinksi who recorded her second goal of the year.
The Bears look to rebound when they host their final regular season game of the year, taking on the #8 Golden Knights for a 4:00 p.m. match-up. After tomorrow's match-up the five graduating seniors will be honored in a short ceremony.