Women's Hockey Falls to #2 Minnesota, 5-3

Women's Hockey Falls to #2 Minnesota, 5-3

Nov. 16, 2002

Minneapolis, MN - The Brown women's hockey team dropped a 5-3 decision to second ranked Minnesota Saturday afternoon at the Gopher's Ridder Arena. Two freshmen scored for the Bears, Margaret Ramsay and Lindsey Glennon. Minnesota scored early in the game and kept the lead for good. Brown falls to 2-3 on the season while the Gophers remain undefeated with a 10-0-1 record.

Minnesota got on the board four minutes into the game when Winny Brodt knocked one past Brown senior goalie Pam Dreyer on a power play. The Gophers took a 2-0 lead at the 12:32 mark on a goal by Krissy Wendell, her 12th of the season. Natalie Darwitz assisted on the goal. Brown cut the lead to one when freshman Lindsey Glennon netted her second goal of the season. Senior Jenny Rice picked up an assist on the goal. Both teams recorded 12 shots in the period with Dreyer making ten saves, including several spectacular stops.

The Gophers took a 3-1 lead at the 5:06 mark of the second stanza. Darwitz notched her second point of the game with the goal while Wendell recorded her second point with the assist. Minnesota took a three-goal lead late in the second period when Darwitz and Wendell combined again with just four seconds left. Darwitz chipped the puck past Dreyer for her second goal of the game. Wendell picked up the assist, her second of the game.

For the third straight time, Darwitz and Wendell teamed up early in the final period to give the Gophers a 5-1 lead. Freshman Margaret Ramsay scored for the Bears at the 6:33 mark of the final stanza for a 3-2 score. The goal was Ramsay's second of the season. Brown added another goal late in the game at the 18:58 mark. Senior Cassie Turner scored from freshman Karen Thatcher for a final of 5-3.

Brown continues action tomorrow, Sunday Nov. 17, at 2:05 p.m. CT when they will face the top team in the nation, Minnesota-Duluth for a non-conference game.