Women's Hockey Cruises to 9-1 Victory Over Cornell

Nov. 22, 2002

Providence, RI - The Brown women's hockey team cruised to a 9-1 victory over Cornell Friday night at Meehan Auditorium. Sixteen different players recorded points for the Bears as they out-shot the Big Red 59-14. Brown improves to 3-3-1 overall and 2-1-0 in the ECAC while Cornell remains winless with a 0-4-1 overall and ECAC record.

Junior Katie LaFleur got the Bears on the board first at the 5:10 mark of the opening period with her first goal of the season. Junior Kelly Sheridan picked up her first point of the year with the assist. Three minutes later LaFleur and Sheridan, along with senior Mandy McCurdy, struck again when McCurdy and Sheridan passed up the ice to a streaking LaFleur who skated inside for the breakaway goal.

Cornell answered less then 30 seconds later at 8:34 with a goal of their own to cut the lead to one. Briana Jentner scored inside off a rebound from Anita Khar. Brooke Bestwick also picked up an assist on the play. The Bears netted their third goal of the period when senior Courtney Johnson found the back of the net at the 17:11 mark for her first goal of the season. Brown's leading scorers, sophomores Jessica Link and Kerry Nugent, picked up assists on the play. Brown added another goal at the 18:05 mark when freshman Keaton Zucker scored her first collegiate goal. Lafleur picked up her third point of the night with the assist. Sophomore Amy McLaughlin also recorded an assist on the play, her fourth of the season.

The Bears came out quickly in the second, scoring 56 seconds in. Link notched her team-leading fifth goal of the season. Freshman Karen Thatcher and McLaughlin picked up assists on the play. Zucker increased the Bears lead to five when she netted her second goal of the game at 8:27. Lafleur picked up her fourth point of the night on the goal.

Once again Brown came out on the attack in the third, scoring two goals in the first 1:23 of the final period. Johnson netted her second goal of the game just 17 seconds in. Nugent and Link recorded assists. Sophomore Katie Guay scored off a rebound from Thatcher and Turner just over a minute later to give Brown a 8-1 edge. The rest of the period went scoreless until the 19:52 mark when freshman Margaret Ramsay scored from freshman Lindsey Glennon and senior Jenny Rice to seal the 9-1 victory.

Senior Pam Dreyer started in net for Brown and was not tested much, recording seven saves on the Big Red's eight shots. Junior Katie Germain played between the pipes in the third, recording six saves.

Brown continues action, tomorrow, Saturday Nov. 23 at 4:00 p.m. against Colgate at home.