PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Junior Sarah Robson (Mississauga, Ontario) delivered a game-tying first period goal and freshman Erin Conway (Jackson, Mich.) picked up her team-best third assist of the season, but it was not enough as the Brown women's hockey team dropped a 3-1 decision to No. 7 Quinnipiac in ECAC action at Meehan Auditorium on Friday. The Bears fall to 1-3-1 overall and 0-2-1 in the ECAC, while the Bobcats jump to 8-1-2 and 3-1-1 in the league.
Brown senior goalie Aubree Moore (Bowie, Md.) battled against the furious Bobcat offense, making 42 saves as the visitors outshot Brown 45-9 on the evening.
Quinnipiac's Kelly Babstock sank the game's first marker just 5:27 into the first period, flicking a puck out of midair to put her team up 1-0. Robson answered back quickly, however, and tallied her first goal of the season with a ricochet off the post to knot things at 1-1 at the 7:58 mark.
Both sides skated through the rest of the period without another goal but Emma Wood flushed the game winner 2:03 into the second, redirecting a slapshot from teammate Taryn Bumgaurdt.
The Bears' best chance the rest of the way came and went when senior Jessica Hoyle (Toronto, Ontario) challenged Quinnipiac goalie Chelsea Laden with a slapshot from the point. A deflection sent the puck searing for an open net, but Laden lunged for a kick save to preserve the 2-1 advantage.
Amanda Colin added an unassisted insurance goal in the third as she converted a costly Brown turnover in front of its own crease and poked home the third Bobcat marker of the night.
Brown returns to action tomorrow when the Bears host Ivy League rival Princeton in an ECAC tilt at 4 p.m.