March 16, 2004

Bears Advance to ECAC Seminfinals

March 16, 2004

The Brown women's hockey team has advanced to the ECAC Final Four for the third straight year after sweeping Princeton in the Quarterfinals last weekend. The Bears will face top-seeded Harvard in the semifinal match on Saturday at 1 p.m. The winner of the game will advance to the Championship game on Sunday taking on the winner of the Dartmouth/St. Lawrence match-up. All games will be broadcast on Comcast Channel 8.

In the quarterfinal round, the Bears came back from a 2-0 deficit with under nine minutes remaining in game two, to win 3-2 in overtime to defeat Princeton two games to none in the best-of-three quarterfinal series at Meehan Auditorium. Brown downed Princeton 2-1 on Friday to setup the dramatic win and sweep on Saturday.

The Bears lead the Series with Harvard 26-22-3, but dropped both games to the Crimson earlier this season. Brown's last win over Harvard came in the 2001-2002 season when the Bears won, 3-1. The two teams met last year in the ECAC semi-final round and Harvard defeated Brown 10-3.