November 26, 2002

Brown and Providence Play To 4-4 Tie

Nov. 26, 2002

Providence, RI - The Providence Friars came back from a 3-0 deficit to earn a 4-4 tie with Brown in women's hockey action Tuesday night at Meehan Auditorium. In the 8th Annual Mayor's Cup, the Bears came out strong, quickly taking a 3-0 lead. The Friars went on to score four goals to take a 4-3 lead but Brown netted the tying goal midway through the third to end the game in a 4-4 deadlock. Providence Mayor John Lombardi presented the trophy to both teams following the game.

The Bears came out on a scoring flurry, quickly scoring two goals in the first 3:06 of the game and three by the 7:12 mark. Junior Kelly Sheridan netted her first goal of the season 2:31 into the game. Junior Katie Lafleur and freshman Keaton Zucker picked up assists on the play. Just 34 seconds later, Brown took a 2-0 lead when senior Cassie Turner sent a rocket past Providence goalkeeper Jana Bugden at the 3:06 mark. Sophomore Amy McLaughlin picked up her sixth assist of the season on the play while senior Kim Insalaco notched her 100th career point on the second assist.

Brown took a three-goal lead at 7:12 when sophomore Katie Guay scored on a breakaway for her third goal of the season. Junior Marguerite McDonald and freshman Karen Thatcher picked up assists.

Providence bounced back in the period and ended up out-shooting Brown 16-10. The Friars cut the lead to two when Ashley Payton scored with Jenn Butsch and Kelli Halcisak picking up the helpers.

The Friars fought their way right back into the game in the second period, scoring two goals to tie the game 3-3. Melanie Ruzzi lifted a high shot from the inside past Dreyer to cut the lead to one. Providence tied the score with 33 seconds left in the period when Butsch found the back of the net. Danielle Culgin and Meredith Roth recorded assists on the play.

Providence took the lead for the first time at the 4:48 mark of the final period. Katelynn Laffin scored for the Friars with Payton and Zimmerman earning assists for their second points of the game. Determined to continue their nine game-winning streak against Providence, Brown knotted the game 4-4 at the 9:24 mark. Senior Courtney Johnson scored her fourth goal in three games with sophomore Kerry Nugent picking up her team-leading eighth assist of season. Insalaco also picked up an assist on the play, her second of the game.

Dreyer recorded 33 saves in net while Bugden posted 28.

The rest of the game went scoreless, ending the 8th Annual Mayor's Cup in a 4-4 tie. The two teams shared the Cup back in 1999 as well.

Brown continues action on Sunday, Dec.1, at 2:00 p.m. against Ivy League rival Harvard at Meehan Auditorium