Nov. 25, 2005
Providence, RI - The women's ice hockey team (3-5-1) could not over come a two-goal deficit, falling short to Niagara (4-6-1) 2-1, this afternoon at Meehan Auditorium. Sophomore Hayley Moore (Wakefield, MA) got the Bears on the board with less than eight minutes remaining in the game, but Brown was unable to find the equalizer, as they out shot the Purple Eagles 13-6 in the final period.
After a sluggish first period, the Purple Eagles were able to net two goals nine seconds apart, for the two goal lead with 5:14 to go in the second. Charde Hoyle-Levy snuck a shot over Brown's freshman Nicole Stock's (Buffalo Grove, IL) right shoulder for the 1-0 lead. Off the ensuing face-off, Niagara padded their lead to two when Amy Jack picked up a loss puck and put it past Stock for the two-goal lead heading into the second intermission. Stock finished the game with 16 saves.
In the third, Brown dominated the game, as the Bears looked to break onto the scoreboard. Senior Myria Henihuis (Chatham, ONT) took a draw deep in the Purple Eagles' zone that was picked up by freshman Savanah Smith (Fort St. John, BC). Smith skated through the face-off circle untouched and slammed a hard shot to the right side of the net, but Niagara's Allison Rutledge quickly moved to that side stopping the puck. With the Bears threatening late in the third, Moore put a shot top shelf over Rutledge's right shoulder, cutting the lead to one. Freshmen Frances Male (Toronto, ONT) and Smith were credited with assists on the goal.
The Bears continued to pressure looking for the equalizer and with five minutes remaining in the game Moore slid the puck over to senior Keaton Zucker (Gilford, NH) who was wide open on the right side of the crease. Zucker one timed the puck just wide, keeping the score at 2-1. Brown had another opportunity two minutes later as senior Ashlee Drover (Bay Roberts, NF) fired a puck from the point on net and Rutledge was unable to control the rebound as it bounce out in front of the net where Male picked it up. Male shot a quick wrist shot, but the puck was turned aside by Rutledge, keeping the score at 2-1.
The Bears will travel to cross-town rival Providence College tomorrow, Saturday, November 26, as they face the Friars in the 11th Annual Mayor's Cup.
Niagara- 0 2 0 -2
Brown- 0 0 1 -1
First Period: None. Penalties: N: 1;B: 1.
Second Period: N: Hoyle-Levy (Boyles) 14:37; N: Jack (Unassisted) 14:46. Penalties: N: 3;B: 4.
Third Period: Moore (Smith, Male) 12:24. Penalties: N: 2; B: 0.
Power Play: N: 0-3; B: 0-4.
N: Allison Rutledge: 6 4 12 -22 (60:00, 4-5-0)
B: Nicole Stock: 6 4 6 -16 (59:15, 1-2-0)