Women’s Hockey Falls to Quinnipiac, 4-1

Women’s Hockey Falls to Quinnipiac, 4-1

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Brown women's hockey team led after one period but Quinnipiac would score two goals in the second and third periods to claim a 4-1 win at Meehan Auditorium on Friday. Senior Katie Swanstrom (Ham Lake, Minn.) put in the Bears' score on the night.

Brown (2-26-0, 1-20-0 ECAC) went into the first intermission with a 1-0 lead with a goal from K. Swanstrom at 17:40. Her sister, senior Samantha Swanstrom (Ham Lake, Minn.), fed her with a pass in the slot where she one-timed the puck into the back of the net. Junior Abby Niewchas (Cochrane, Alberta) also contributed an assist on the play.

Quinnipiac (16-14-3, 12-8-1 ECAC) tied the contest in the second with a tally by Kati Tabin at 3:04. The Bobcats later grabbed a 2-1 advantage with a goal from Grace Markey (10:35).

The Bobcats fought off Brown's third period scoring chances and sealed the game with two more goals, the first coming at 3:14 by Melissa Samoskevich and the second, an empty netter from Kenzie Prater (19:02). The Bears finished the third with the shot advantage, 11-9.

Senior Sam Donovan (New Brighton, Minn.) led the Brown offense in shots for the game with three, including a solid opportunity in front midway through the third. Sophomore Calla Isaac (Sherwood Park, Alberta) concluded the contest with 28 saves while Allison Small made 16 on the other end for Quinnipiac.

Overall, the Bears shutout the Bobcats on the power-play, going 3-for-3 on the kill, but also came up empty on their power play chances on the night (0-for-4).

The Bears will play in their last game of the season tomorrow (Feb. 17) hosting Princeton at Meehan Auditorium for Senior Day at 3:00 p.m. Prior to contest, Brown will honor its five seniors, Sam Donovan, Cynthia Kyin, Julianne Landry, Katie Swanstrom and Samantha Swanstrom and student manager Allyson Goto in a brief pregame ceremony. The game will be broadcast 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.