November 17, 2002

Women's Hockey Battles Top Ranked Minnesota-Duluth to 1-1 Tie

Nov. 17, 2002

Duluth, MN - The Brown women's hockey team battled #1 ranked Minnesota-Duluth to a 1-1 tie. Senior goalkeeper Pam Dreyer (Eagle River, AK) made numerous huge saves for the Bears as she kept the Bulldogs scoreless for two periods, making a total of 39 saves. Sophomore Katie Guay (Westfield, MA) scored the lone goal for Brown, her first of the season.

Both teams battled hard in the opening period with Brown allowing nine shots on goal and Minnesota-Duluth allowing seven shots on goal. The Bears killed two of its penalties before the Bulldogs scored on their third penalty of the period. Joanne Eustace scored her first goal of the season at the 13:30 mark to put Minnesota-Duluth up 1-0. Navada Russell and Maria Rooth picked up assists on the play. Brown nearly tied the game with two minutes left when an inside shot by junior Kerry Nugent (Andover, MA) hit the pipe. Dreyer recorded eight saves.

Brown tied the game 1-1 when sophomore Katie Guay (Westfield, MA) blasted a shot past Bulldog's goalie Patricia Sautter for her first goal of the season eight minutes into the second period. Junior Marguerite McDonald (Richboro, PA) picked up her first point of the season with the assist. Sautter avenged Guay's goal, making a huge save for Minnesota-Duluth as Guay skated in front of the net on a breakaway. Duluth's Jenny Hempel nearly broke the tie with 50 seconds left in the period when a quick shot hit the pipe. Dreyer stopped 10 shots in the second stanza for a two period total of 18. Sautter recorded 10 saves in the period as well for a total of 17 after two periods.

Dreyer came up big once for the Bears in the final period with the game in a 1-1 deadlock, making 16 saves. Duluth had several opportunities but Dreyer was there to stop them all. With one minute remaining, the Bulldogs went on a breakaway but Dreyer gloved a rocket by Hanne Sikio, ending regulation in a 1-1 tie.

Once again, Dreyer came through for the Bears in overtime, stopping all of Duluth's five shots on goal, ending the game in a 1-1 tie.

Brown continues action Friday, Nov. 22 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Cornell at home.