Hanover, N.H. - Freshman forward Erica Farrer (Calgary, Alb.) had the best game of her collegiate career on Saturday evening, scoring her second and third career goals at Dartmouth, but it wasn't enough to help the Bears (2-18-4, 0-15-3 ECAC) hold off the Big Green (10-12-2, 7-10-1 ECAC) in a 4-2 loss. Farrer scored in the first period to give Brown the early lead, and again in the third to tie the action at two, but Dartmouth's offense was relentless, powering the home team to the win.
The game started with a bang for Brown, as Bruno scored the first goal of the game just 3:22 into the action. Junior forward Jenna Dancewicz, who received an assist on the play, took the initial shot, which was saved. However, Farrer was hustling down the ice, and was in perfect position to scoop up the loose puck and knock it back into net for a 1-0 lead. The goal was just the second of her career, and was her third collegiate point overall.
Though the Bears appeared to have the early momentum, Dartmouth struck back just before the midway point of the first, and added another tally early in the second, taking a 2-1 lead that would hold up through the second intermission.
In the third, however, Farrer again struck quickly, picking up her second score of the game with just over five minutes gone in the frame. Senior Nicole Brown was credited with an assist on the play, as the Bears looked to be in position for the upset. Dartmouth immediately illustrated its powerful offense though, rolling back down the ice to answer less than a minute later, taking a 3-2 lead with just under 14 minutes to play. The Big Green then tallied another with six minutes remaining for a 4-2 margin, which would hold up through the final buzzer, despite a last push by the Bears, who went empty net for the final 1:30 of the game.
The Bears will be back in action on Friday, February 12, when they return to Meehan to host the Cornell Big Red.