February 20, 2010

Jolin Scores in Third Consecutive Game, but Bears Fall 8-1 to Quinnipiac

Hamden, CT - Coming off an emotional win against Princeton on Friday evening, the Bears (3-21-4, 1-18-3) fell to a strong Quinnipiac (18-8-8, 11-4-7) team on the road on Saturday afternoon, as the Bobcats' offense scored early and often in a 8-1 Quinnipiac win.  Freshman Laurie Jolin (Lachine, QU) was the highlight of the contest for the Bears, as she tallied a goal for the third consecutive game, wrapping up her rookie season with a team-high 13 points.

Quinnipiac jumped on top early, scoring the first goal just 19 seconds into the game to immediately take a 1-0 lead.  The Bobcats lit the lamp again near the midway point of the opening frame, scoring a power play goal at the 11:10 mark to take a 2-0 advantage into the first intermission.

The Bears came out looking better in the second, and outshot Quinnipiac 11-9 in the middle 20 minutes, but the Bobcats were able to make their opportunities count, notching two power plays goals in the span of 1:13 early in the period.  The scores gave the home team a 4-0 lead, and prompted head coach Digit Murphy to insert backup goaltender Joy Joung for her third appearance of the season.

With Joung in net, the tide appeared to turn in Brown's favor, as the Bobcats did not score again for the remainder of the period.  The Bears got on the board at the 17:26 mark, as Jolin notched her sixth goal of the season, and third in the last three games.  With the defense drawn to the left side by rookie defenseman Alexandra Piersiak, Jolin snuck to the far post, where she was in perfect position to dump in a pass from Piersiak.

Though Brown looked to have some momentum back on its side coming out of the locker rooms, Quinnipiac wasted little time in regaining control of the game in the third.  Showcasing their quick-strike offense, the Bobcats scored just 1:56 into the frame, and added another goal nine seconds later to effectively seal the game.  Quinnipiac added a tally with seven minutes remaining and another with just 34 seconds on the clock, running the margin to 8-1, where it would remain through the end of the contest.