ITHACA, N.Y. – For just the second time this season the Brown women's hockey team was denied access to the back of the net as No. 6/6 Cornell served the Bears a 4-0 loss in ECAC Hockey and Ivy League action at James Lynah Rink on Saturday.
Brown (2-16-5, 1-12-3 ECAC) battled the nationally-ranked Big Red (16-4-3, 11-2-3 ECAC) to a scoreless tie through 20 minutes of play, but Cornell erupted for three goals in the second period to establish a lead it would not relent.
For the Big Red, Jillian Saulnier and Alyssa Gagliardi each finished with a goal and an assist, while Emliy Fulton and Kaitlin Doering cashed in a marker apiece.
Freshman goalie Monica Elvin (Oakland, Calif.) braved the third-best scoring offense in the country and made 22 saves in 43 minutes of action. Senior co-captain Aubree Moore (Bowie, Md.) came on in relief and stopped 14 shots in the final 17 minutes without allowing a goal.
In net for Cornell, Lauren Slebodnick stopped all 13 attempts she encountered in 43:01, while Stefannie Moak made five saves in 16:59 of relief.
Junior Brittany Moorehead (Clinton, N.Y.) fired four shots on goal to lead the Brown offense, while sophomore Monica Masucci (Toronto, Ontario) took three shots against the Cornell defense.
Brown returns to Meehan Auditorium next weekend when the Bears host Rensselaer on Friday and Union on Saturday.