November 9, 2013

Women’s Hockey Undone by Princeton’s Three Third Period Goals in 5-2 Loss

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Three third period goals by the visiting Princeton Tigers left the Brown women's hockey team with a 5-2 loss in ECAC action at Meehan Auditorium on Saturday. The Bears fall to 1-4-1 overall and 0-3-1 in the ECAC, while Princeton improves to 4-2-0 in both league play and overall competition.

Junior Janice Yang (Westport, Conn.) got Brown on the board first with a power play tally on assists from senior Jessica Hoyle (Toronto, Ontario) and junior Lauren Vella (Staten Island, N.Y.) at 12:22 in the first, but the Tigers countered just 54 seconds later as Rose Alleva took advantage of a man-up opportunity following a Bears tripping penalty and evened the score at 1-1.

Alleva struck again in the second, potting a power play goal after Brown took a penalty for checking from behind. The Tigers' first lead of the game would grow exponentially larger in the third period on the strength of three goals in a span of 8:20.

Despite facing a 5-1 deficit, freshman Erin Conway (Jackson, Mich.) flushed her first collegiate goal on feeds from senior Samantha Woodward (Lexington, Mass.) and junior Brittany Moorehead (Clinton, N.Y.) with 3:25 left in regulation.

Brown senior goalie Aubree Moore (Bowie, Md.) was saddled with the loss after making 21 saves, while Kimberly Newell picked up the victory in net for the Tigers on the strength of 24 stops.

Both of Brown's goals and two of Princeton's markers came on the power play in the rough contest that featured 11 infractions total. The Bears managed to match the Tigers shot-for-shot, with each side sending 26 pucks at the net.

Brown hits the road next weekend to take on Union on Friday at 3:30 p.m. before facing Rensselaer on Saturday at 3 p.m.