The Bears dropped a 3-2 game to a tough St. Lawrence squad on
Friday night, as the Saints used a strong second period and solid
goaltending to pick up the win, despite 44 from rookie goalie Katie
Jamieson. Fellow freshman Alena Polenska and senior Erin Connors
each scored for the Bears. With the loss, Brown falls to 2-13-4 on
the season, and 0-10-3 in league play, while St. Lawrence improves
to 11-7-6 overall, and 7-3-2 against ECAC foes.
The first period began with a bang for Bruno, as Polenska took an early shot from near the blue line, and watched it get by St. Lawrence goalie Maxie Weisz for a 1-0 lead. The Saints answered later in the frame though, as they were able to poke the puck into net after a pile up in front of the cage. With the tally, the teams went into the first intermission tied at 1-1.
St. Lawrence came out firing in the second, however, scoring a pair of goals in the first five minutes, and taking a solid 3-1 lead. Defense and goalkeeping took over from there though, with neither team able to light the lamp until Brown pulled to within one with just over three minutes remaining. Connors had the initial shot blocked, but got her own rebound and fired it into net to make the score 3-2, where it would stay through the end of the period.
The solid play in net continued through the third frame, where the two goalies combined to stop all 20 shots that were leveled at them, holding the score at 3-2. Though the Bears had a last ditch effort with 35 seconds to play, as a penalty and going to the open net gave them a 6-on-4 opportunity, the Saints were able to make just enough plays to hold off the rally.
The Bears will be back in action tomorrow afternoon, when they host #3 Clarkson at 4:00 p.m.