Women’s Hockey Edged by No. 4/4 Colgate

Women’s Hockey Edged by No. 4/4 Colgate

HAMILTON, N.Y. - The Brown women's hockey team battled No. 4/4 Colgate, shutting the Raiders out in the first and third periods, but fell 2-0 at Class of 1965 Arena on Friday night. The special team units were the difference on the night, with Colgate recording a power play and short-handed goal as its only scores. Sophomore Calla Isaac (Sherwood Park, Alberta) had a strong game in net, turning away 43 shots for the Bears.

Brown (2-24-0, 1-18-0 ECAC) fought off a 5-on-3 in the first period as the teams entered intermission scoreless. Isaac made 15 saves in the frame while the Bears generated eight shots against Colgate's (26-4-1, 16-3-0 ECAC) Liz Auby.

The second period remained scoreless until Megan Sullivan recorded a power-play goal at 16:56 for a 1-0 Colgate lead. Jessie Eldridge added a short-handed tally with four seconds remaining in the stanza to take a 2-0 advantage. Isaac upped her save total to 32, adding 17 in the period.  

Brown had two power-play chances early in the third to look for the equalizer, but could not get a score. The Bears fought off their own infraction in the stanza to improve to 1-for-3 on the penalty kill in the contest. Brown went with the empty net at 18:48 but Colgate was able to prevent any scoring opportunities.

Isaac finished with 43 saves, her second-straight contest with 40 or more saves and 11th game of the season surpassing at least 30 stops. Auby concluded the night with 21 saves for the Raiders.

The Bears close out their road schedule for the season tomorrow (Feb. 10) at Cornell in a 3:00 p.m. game on the Ivy League Network.

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