Women’s Hockey Comes Back to Defeat Dartmouth, 3-2

Women’s Hockey Comes Back to Defeat Dartmouth, 3-2

HANOVER, N.H. - Dartmouth scored two first period goals to claim a 2-0 lead but the Brown women's hockey team would register two in the second to tie the contest and senior Sam Donovan (New Brighton, Minn.) would record the game winner in the third for a 3-2 victory at Thompson Arena on Saturday.

Sophomore Sena Hanson (New Brighton, Minn.) put the Bears on the board and pulled them within one just 2:52 into the second period with Donovan providing the assist. Brown (1-7-0, 1-5-0 ECAC) soon tied the contest when senior Samantha Swanstrom (Ham Lake, Minn.) capitalized on a power play and increased her point streak to four games. Junior Cara Najjar (Stoneham, Mass.) and Hanson teamed up for the helpers on the game-tying tally.

The Bears went 1-for-3 on the power play in the second and killed off its two infractions. Sophomore Calla Isaac (Sherwood Park, Alberta) had a strong period in goal, stopping all 11 shots she faced.

With time winding down in regulation, the Bears went on the power play at 15:27 and Donovan scored the game winner at 16:01 with help from S. Swanstrom and senior Cynthia Kyin (Skokie, Ill.).

Brown had the shot lead for the third at 10-9 and was 1-for-2 on the power play and again shutout Dartmouth, going 3-for-3 on the penalty kill. The Bears are 10-for-10 on the kill over their last two games.

Dartmouth (2-6-0, 1-4-0 ECAC) received its first period goals from Hailey Noronha (5:37) and Kate Landers (15:40). Shots were even for the opening frame at 10 apiece. The Bears had three power-play opportunities in the period and generated five shots but could not put in a score.

Isaac finished the game with 28 saves while Christie Honor turned away 23 shots for the Big Green.

Brown will next welcome No. 7/7 Cornell and No. 4/4 Colgate to Meehan Auditorium on Friday, Nov. 17 and Saturday, Nov. 18. Friday's puck drop against the Big Red is set for 6:00 p.m. while Saturday's contest versus the Raiders will begin at 3:00 p.m. Both games will be broadcast on the Ivy League Network.

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Brown women's hockey home contests and all Ivy League games, home and away, will be broadcast live on the Ivy League Network.