Dec. 1, 2007
Providence, RI - In a span of 2:47 in the second period, Clarkson scored two power play goals to take the lead for good, as the Brown women's hockey team (1-10-1, 1-6-1 ECAC Hockey) fell to the Golden Knights, 2-1, at Meehan Auditorium on Saturday. Senior Hayley Moore (Wakefield, MA) scored to bring the Bears within one, but the equalizer was nowhere to be found. Junior Nicole Stock (Buffalo Grove, IL) finished with 37 saves, her eighth game with 30 or more saves in 11 starts.
Most of the game's action came in the second period. In the first period, the teams combined for 12 shots and two penalties, although even fewer of the shots were legitimate scoring chances. In the third, there were no penalties called, although 19 shots were taken.
Clarkson got on the board 3:21 into the second with a bit of luck. Defenseman Amanda Dittmer took a shot from the right point that was headed wide, but it went off of Brown freshman Macie Winship (Shrewsbury, MA) right in front of the net and past the helpless Stock. The Golden Knights doubled their lead at 6:08, when sophomore Genevieve Lavoie stuffed home the puck as it sat in the crease following a save by Stock on a Melissa Waldie shot.
Brown was able to answer quickly at 8:25. On a power play of their own, the Bears worked the puck around to Moore, who found the top shelf on the left side for her third goal of the season. Sophomore forward Erin Connors (Newburyport, MA) and freshman defenseman Erica Kromm (Naramata, BC) both picked up their second assist of the year on the goal.
Stock played another solid game between the pipes, making several highlight-reel saves to keep the Bears in the game, including a few breakaway attempts. She also got some help from her defense, including one nifty poke check by senior Heather Lane (London, ONT) to break up what would have been another breakaway chance.
Stock's counterpart, freshman Eve Grandmont-Berube, made 16 saves to pick up the victory.
Next weekend, the Bears will play their final game of 2007, when they travel to Yale on Sunday for a 2 p.m. game.
Clarkson 0 2 0 - 2
Brown 0 1 0 - 1
1st Period - No scoring. Penalties - C, 1-2; B, 1-2.
2nd Period - C, Dittmer (Beazer), PP, 3:21; C, Lavoie (Waldie, Selina), PP, 6:08; B, Moore (Connors, Kromm), PP, 8:25. Penalties - C, 2-4; B, 4-8.
3rd Period - No scoring. Penalties - C, 0-0; B, 0-0.
Saves - C, Grandmont-Berube (60:00) 2-7-7 - 16; B, Stock (58:18) 10-15-12 - 37.