December 7, 2011

Brown’s Offense Explodes Against Sacred Heart as the Bears Top the Pioneers, 10-0

Fairfield, Conn. – Brown traveled to the Wonderland of Ice on Wednesday night to take on Sacred Heart, and the Bears equaled their offensive output in their season-opener against the Pioneers, taking a 10-0 win against SHU. The Bears will now be on a near-month break for exams and the holiday season, resuming play on January 4, at Yale.

Senior forward Vika Mykolenko (Kharkiv, Ukraine) led the way for the Bears with a five-point day with two goals and three assists. Sophomore forward Emilie Dolan (Montreal West, Quebec) was second on the team with three points and two goals.

The Bears split the game in net between sophomore Aubree Moore (Bowie, Md.), who started and picked up the win, and junior Katie Jamieson (Waterloo, Ontario). Moore totaled nine saves, while Jamieson tallied eight stops.

Brown got behind the eight-ball early in the first period, with a hooking call which put the Pioneers on the power play, but the Bears penalty kill worked to perfection before rookie Brittany Moorehead (Clinton, N.Y.) was able to intercept a pass at center ice, work her way into the Sacred Heart zone and go low past Pioneer goalie Alexis Schutt for a short-handed goal and 1-0 Bruno lead.

The Bears picked up their second goal of the evening with just under three minutes to play in the period. Senior Jacquie Pierri (Montclair, N.J.) passed to sophomore Jennifer Nedow (Brockville, Ontario) just below the blue line, who then fired on net, but it was junior Alena Polenska (Kutna Hora, Czech Republic) who was able to redirect the shot and put Brown up 2-0.

Brown made it three goals in the period when Mykolenko tallied the score with just 38 seconds left to play. Sophomore defender Kelly Kittredge (Mahwah, N.J.) and freshman Sarah Robson (Mississauga, Ontario) picked up assists on the play.

With seven minutes into the second period, Kittredge blasted one in towards the goal, which was redirected toward the stick-side of Schutt. From there, sophomore Dolan was able to one-time it, putting the Bears up 4-0. 

Brown went up 5-0 with 4:50 left in the second period as senior co-captain Katelyn Landry (Belmont, Mass.) and Mykolenko combined for a highlight reel goal. Landry controlled the puck deep in the Pioneer zone and executed the give-and-go perfectly, passing over and getting it right back, putting it in for her team-leading seventh goal of the season.

Just 36 seconds later, Brown tallied another as rookie defender Lauren Vella (Staten Island, N.Y.) took the assists from junior Laurie Jolin (Lachine, Quebec) and Mykolenko, and blasted it past Schutt for a 6-0 Bears lead.

With a delayed penalty coming and under 25 seconds to play at the end of the second, Landry set up Pierri for the riffle from the right face-off circle and the senior buried it, putting the Bears up 7-0.

Brown tallied two goals in 20 seconds in the third as Dolan redirected the slapshot from Nedow for goal number eight, and then Mykolenko found the back of the net for the second time for a 9-0 Bears lead.

Rookie Kaitlyn Keon (Toronto, Ontario) got her first goal of the night, and of the season, at 9:25 in the third, putting the Bears up 10-0, the same score in which they won their season-opener against the Pioneers at Meehan Auditorium.