November 18, 2006

No. 7 Harvard's Power Play Too Strong As Bears Take 8-1 Loss

Nov. 18, 2006

Box Score

Providence, RI - No. 7 Harvard's power play prowess proved to be too much for the Brown women's ice hockey team (0-8-0, 0-6-0) to handle Friday night, as the Crimson scored on six of their eight power plays to take a 8-1 win at Meehan Auditorium. Harvard sophomore Jenny Brine scored four power play goals, including a natural hat trick in the second period, to lead her team.

Things got off to an inauspicious start, as the lone first-period goal was a power play tally by Harvard sophomore Sarah Wilson. However, the Crimson exploded for four goals in the second period, all on the power play, three of which were scored by Brine. Harvard added two more goals, including Brine's fourth, in the opening minutes of the third period before the Bears finally got on the board. Junior Rylee Olewinski (Burr Ridge, IL) took a shot on net that the Harvard goaltender saved, but the rebound bounced out to junior Hayley Moore (Wakefield, MA), who alertly passed across the crease to freshman Sasha Van Muyen (Orillia, ON), who deposited the puck in the back of the net for a power-play goal. Wilson added one more goal with 12 seconds remaining to make the final margin 8-1.

For the game, the Bears were outshot 47-22. Junior goaltender O'Hara Shipe (Anchorage, AK) stopped 39 shots, letting in just two even-strength goals. The teams split the 19 total penalties called pretty evenly, with Brown taking 10 penalties for 28 minutes and Harvard taking nine for 26 minutes.

The Bears' slate gets no easier Saturday, as the No. 8 Dartmouth Big Green come to Meehan for a 4 p.m. game.