Brown Falls to No. 8 Boston College on the Road

Chestnut Hill, Mass. – Brown traveled to No. 8 Boston College on Sunday afternoon to open its 2010-11 season. The Bears were able to score a goal early and add a goal late, but the vaunted offensive attack of the Eagles proved too much as BC topped Brown 5-2.

The Eagles struck first early in the first period. BC won a face-off in the Brown zone after an icing call, quickly putting the puck on net, redirecting a shot in mid-air for the game's first goal. 

Boston College added to its lead a few minutes later as junior Amanda Green put in the perfectly set up feed from freshman Melissa Bizzari for a 2-0 advantage.

The Bears answered at 9:59 with a power play goal. Brown made quick work of the short-handed opportunity as sophomore Laurie Jolin (Lachine, Montreal) got one past the left side of the BC nettminder on the pass from sophomore Alena Polenska (Kutna Hora, Czech Republic).

Even with the two goals in the first period, sophomore Katie Jamieson (Waterloo, Ontario) was outstanding, facing 26 shots and making 11 saves.

BC got a power-play opportunity of its own in the second period and took advantage of the man-down Bears. Sophomore Blake Bolden was able to sneak one by Jamieson and increase the Eagle advantage to two.

The Boston College offense continued to roll as Bolden and sophomore Ashley Motherwell were able to set up freshman Taylor Wasylk for the fourth goal of the afternoon for BC. The fifth came early in the third period, as Motherwell was able to spin in front of crease and backhand the puck in for her second point of the game.

Brown got one back late in the third when junior Katelyn Landry (Belmont, Mass.) put one past the left side of the BC goalie off the deflection from freshman Jennifer Nedow (Brockville, Ontario).

The Bears will be back in action on Friday Oct. 29 at 5 p.m. when they travel to Dartmouth it the team's first ECAC game of the season.