Brown Falls to #2 Harvard, 3-2
Dec. 1, 2002
Providence, RI - The Brown women's hockey team fell to second ranked Harvard, 3-2, Sunday afternoon at Meehan Auditorium. The Crimson remain undefeated in ECAC play with a 5-0-0 record and 7-1-0 overall record. The Bears fall to 4-4-2 on the season and 3-2-0 in the ECAC.
Both teams came out strong, creating many scoring opportunities. Senior goalkeeper Pam Dreyer (Eagle River, AK) made several big saves to keep the Crimson off the board. Eight minutes into the game, Dreyer was able to get in front of a breakaway shot by the nations leading scorer Jennifer Botterill. Five minutes later, Dreyer robbed the Crimson of another goal, gloving a slap shot by Harvard's Julie Chu from the left face-off circle. With just 10 seconds left in the period, Harvard got on the board, ending the scoring drought. Nicole Corriero slipped the puck past Dreyer in a scramble in front of the net. Botterill and Angela Ruggiero picked up assists on the play.
Harvard did not keep the lead for long as the Bears evened the score 2:45 into the second stanza. Freshman Lindsey Glennon wrapped around the back of the net and passed across the net to senior Jenny Rice (Denver, CO) for the goal. Freshman Margaret Ramsay (Toronto, ONT) also earned an assist. The Crimson regained the lead at the 14:12 mark. For the second time, Harvard was able to knock one past Dreyer in a scramble in front of the net. Julie Chu recorded the goal with Jamie Hagerman notching the assist. Senior Kim Insalaco nearly tied the game with a 1:54 left in the period. Insalaco skated up the ice with no Crimson players in site but Harvard goaltender Jessica Ruddock robbed her of the goal, making a huge save. Harvard out-shot Brown 22-7 in the period as they went into the locker room with a 2-1 lead.
Brown bounced back to tie the game once again, 4:07 into the final period. Sophomore Jessica Link (Clifton Park, NY) found an opening in the corner of the net and slipped it in for her team-leading seventh goal of the season. Freshman Ashlee Drover (Bay Roberts, NF) earned an assist on the play.
Three minutes later Harvard scored the game-winning goal at the 7:06 mark. Botterill made a perfect pass to an open Carrie Schroyer in front of the net, who one-timed it past Dreyer to give the Crimson a 3-2 win.
Harvard out-shot Brown 51-21 with Dreyer making 48 saves. Ruddock had 19 saves for Harvard.
Brown continues action on Friday, Dec.6, at 7:00 p.m. against Northeastern at Meehan Auditorium