Potsdam, N.Y. – Facing a 3-2 disadvantage at Clarkson late in the third quarter, the Brown women's ice hockey team tallied the game-tying goal with just over four minutes remaining on the score by rookie Sarah Robson (Mississauga, Ontario). In overtime, it was Clarkson who came out on top however, netting the game-winning score on power play with 66 seconds remaining in the game.
Brown (7-10-7, 4-9-4) remains in a tie for the final ECAC Hockey playoff spot with RPI after the Engineers were topped by Cornell, 3-0, earlier this evening.
Clarkson (17-7-5, 11-4-2) now stands alone in third place in league play, one point behind Harvard.
After a scoreless first, Clarkson found the first two goals of the game within 1:04 minutes of one another in the second period, getting goals from Carly Mercer and Shelby Nisbet, to take a 2-0 lead, 6:28 into the second stanza.
Brown responded at the 10-minute mark in the second when sophomore Jennifer Nedow (Brockville, Ontario) blasted her first career goal. Senior Jacquie Pierri (Montclair, N.J.) and junior Alena Polenska (Kutna Hora, Czech Republic) were there on the assists.
The one-goal game lasted only 2:42, as Clarkson's Gabrielle Kosziwaka tallied the first of four-straight power play goals in the game.
Just over two minutes later, Brown got its first power play score as sophomore defender Samantha Woodward (Lexington, Mass.) buried her first goal of the season, taking the feed from senior co-captain Katelyn Landry (Belmont, Mass.) and junior Laurie Jolin (Lachine, Quebec).
Clarkson skated with the lead for the rest of the second and nearly 16 and half minutes of third before a Golden Knight penalty put the Bears on the power play. Brown made the most of the opportunity as Polenska and Nedow combined to find Robson, who netted the equalizer with just 3:40 left in regulation.
It looked as though Brown would escape Clarkson with an ever-important point in the ECAC standings, but Hailey Wood was able to make the most of a Bruno infraction, netting her first career game-winner to give the Golden Knights a 4-3 overtime victory.
The Bears will be back in action tomorrow afternoon at St. Lawrence when they face the saints a 4 p.m.