October 27, 2007

Brown Ends Opening Weekend With Loss To Rensselaer, 3-1

Oct. 27, 2007

Box Score

Troy, NY - The Brown women's hockey team (1-1-0, 1-1-0 ECACH) got its first taste of defeat this season on Saturday, taking a 3-1 loss to Rensselaer (5-1-1, 1-0-1 ECACH) at Houston Field House. Junior assistant captain Nicole Stock (Buffalo Grove, IL) made 31 saves in the loss, while sophomore Erin Connors (Newburyport, MA) scored the Bears' lone goal off an assist from sophomore Andrea Hunter (Fulton, NY).

RPI jumped out to a 1-0 lead on a power-play 8:13 into the contest, as sophomore Allysen Weidner lifted the puck into the net off Stock's shoulder. Connors tied it up just over eight minutes later, collecting the rebound off a shot by Hunter and stuffing it home.

However, that would be the last the Bears would see of the back of the net, as RPI's Allison Wright, who assisted on the first goal, scored once in the second after stealing a neutral zone pass and again in the third, this time off of a long pass from teammate Melissa Boik.

The Engineers' Sonja van der Bliek made 11 saves to pick up the win.

Next weekend, the Bears will open their home schedule on Saturday against Yale at 2 p.m., then travel to Storrs for a non-conference tilt with Connecticut on Sunday at 1 p.m.

BROWN 1 0 0 - 1
RENSSELAER 1 1 1 - 3

First Period - R (PP) - Allysen Weidner (Whitney Naslund, Allison Wright), 8:13; B - Erin Connors (Andrea Hunter), 16:28. Penalties - B, 4-8; R, 4-8.

Second Period - R - Allison Wright, 5:30. Penalties - B, 2-4; R, 2-4.

Third Period - R - Allison Wright (Melissa Boik, Laura Gersten). Penalties - B, 2-4; R, 2-4.

Saves - B, Nicole Stock, 10-12-9 - 31 (58:23); R, Sonja van der Bliek, 6-2-3 - 11 (60:00).