Bears Battle #1 Harvard To Late Tie But Fall 4-3

Feb. 25, 2003

Cambridge, MA - The Brown women's hockey team battled top ranked Harvard even for 55 minutes of play at Bright Hockey Center Tuesday night. The Crimsom scored the game-winner with just five minutes remaining in the game. Brown had tied the game 3-3 just 27 seconds into the final period. Senior goalkeeper Pam Dreyer played a spectucular game in net for the Bears, making 40 saves. Senior Kim Insalaco led Brown with a goal and an assist for two points on the night.

Harvard got on the board first when Jennifer Botterill got her own rebound off a Dreyer save at the 6:37 mark for her 37th goal of the season. Angela Ruggiero and Pamela Van Reesema earned assists on the play. The Bears tied the game with 45 seconds left in the period when senior Cassie Turner scored off a rebound from a shot taken by senior Courtney Johnson. Freshman Keaton Zucker also picked up an assist on the play. The goal was Turner's sixth of the season. Brown's strong defensive play allowed the Crimson, the nation's top scoring offense, just eight shots on goal in the period.

The Crimson took a 2-1 lead early in the second period. Lauren McAuliffe scored her 12th of the year with Botterill and Julie Chu picking up assists on the power play. Harvard took a two goal lead shortly after on another power play. Nicole Corriero blasted one past Dreyer for her 11th goal of the season. Kalen Ingram and Jamie Hagerman earned assists. The Bears cut the lead to one at the 10:38 mark when senior Kim Insalaco scored off her own rebound. Freshman Myria Heinhuis picked up an assist on the play. Brown out-shot Harvard 14-11 in the period.

Brown tied the game just 27 seconds into the period. Sophomore Jessica Link netted her 15th goal of the season with Insalaco and sophomore Amy McLaughlin tallying the assists. Dreyer made several huge saves as the Crimson pummeled her with 23 shots in the period. The game-winning goal came on scramble in front of the net. Ingram was credited the unassisted goal.

Brown continues action on Friday Feb. 28 at Colgate beginning at 7 pm.