Quinnipiac Comeback Gives Bears Loss, 5-4

Quinnipiac Comeback Gives Bears Loss, 5-4

Nov. 5, 2006

Box Score

Providence, RI - Despite taking a 3-1 lead into the first intermission, the Brown women's ice hockey team (0-5-0, 0-4-0) could not come back after Quinnipiac scored four consecutive goals, falling 5-4. Junior forward Hayley Moore (Wakefield, MA) had her first career hat trick and freshman Elizabeth Denis (Durham, NH) scored her first career goal in the loss.

The Bears came out strong in the first period, getting a 2-0 lead before the 10-minute mark. Moore scored the first of her goals at just 2:27, lifting a backhanded shot over Quinnipiac goaltender Laura Brennan's right shoulder. She scored again six minutes later, skating in on Brennan from the left side and sending a wrist shot five hole. Moore nearly had a natural hat trick, when she found herself on a breakaway less than half a minute after the second goal, but Brennan was able to make the save this time. Freshmen Erin Connors (Newburyport, MA) and Andrea Hunter (Fulton, NY) assisted on the first and second goals, respectively.

The Bobcats answered back at 12:35. On a power play thanks to a Brown game misconduct for hitting from behind, Quinnipiac sent a flurry of shots at goaltender O'Hara Shipe (Anchorage, AK). Shipe made several great saves, but was finally beat after diving to make one stop when Ashley Jaffray lifted a shot over her. The Bears got one more before the end of the period, as Kath Surbey (Calgary, AB) and Frances Male (Toronto, ON) passed the puck around the back of the net to Denis, who was stationed perfectly in the slot for the goal.

The Bobcats took control of the game in the second period, scoring four consecutive goals. Nicolette Leone scored the lone second period goal with just 38 seconds remaining on a backhand that Shipe got a piece of that still trickled into the net. Quinnipiac took the lead on two more goals in the third period, one from Hayley McMeekin and another from Elyse Cole on a rebound. With 18:26 left and Brown skating an extra attacker, Kristin Emerick scored an empty net goal after skating out of her team's zone to center ice and letting a shot go.

Moore scored her third goal with just 16 seconds remaining during a four-on-four, again off a Hunter assist, but the Bears did not have enough time to tie the game. For the game, the Bears were out-shot 40-14. Shipe had 35 saves for the game.

The Bears play twice this coming week, first at No. 10 Boston College on Thursday, then back at Meehan on Saturday night against ECACHL rival Yale. Thursday's contest will count in the Commisioners' Cup competition, a contest between the four major women's ice hockey conferences taking place throughout the year.

BROWN 3 0 1 - 4 PRINCETON 1 1 3 - 5

First period - B (PP), Hayley Moore (Erin Connors), 2:27; B, Hayley Moore (Andrea Hunter), 8:28; Q (PP), Ashley Jaffray (Janine Duffy, Kallie Flor), 12:35; B, Elizabeth Denis (Frances Male, Kath Surbey), 16:25. Penalties - B, 2-15; Q, 2-4.

Second period - Q - Nicolette Leone (Janine Duffy, Kallie Flor), 19:22. Penalties - B, 1-2; Q, 1-2.

Third period - Q - Hayley McMeekin (Kristin Alcorn), 3:35; Q (PP), Elyse Cole (Karrah Stephen, Jennifer MacLean), 12:11; Q, Kristin Emerick (Antoinette Maldonado, Hayley McMeekin), 18:26; B, Hayley Moore (Andrea Hunter), 19:44. Penalties - B, 3-6; Q, 2-4.

Saves - B, O'Hara Shipe, 12-7-16 - 35 (59:32); Q, Laura Brennan, 4-2-4 - 10 (59:27).