Women's Icers Score Four Goals In Final Period To Lift Past Wayne State 5-1

Jan. 3, 2003

Providence, RI - The Brown women's hockey team defeated Wayne State 5-1 Friday afternoon at Meehan Auditorium. Brown scored five unanswered goals, including four in the final period, after going down 1-0 early in the game. Five different players scored for the Bears as they out shot the Warriors 38-16. The win improves Brown's record to 5-5-3 while Wayne State falls to 5-9 on the season.

Naomi Kupferstein got Wayne State on the board first just 3:31 into the game. Kupferstein slipped the puck past Brown senior goalkeeper Pam Dreyer on a scramble in front of the net.

Brown surged in the second and third period, out shooting the Warriors 29-8. Sophomore Katie Guay tied the game at the 16:19 mark of the second period. Junior Kelly Sheridan picked up an assist on the play.

The Bears went on a scoring frenzy in the final period, scoring four goals to take the 5-1 win. Freshman Keaton Zucker knocked in her third goal of the season from the right face-off circle to give the Bears the lead for good 6:14 into the period. Sophomore Amy McLaughlin earned an assist on the play.

Freshman Karen Thatcher found the back of the net at the 12:42 mark with senior Courtney Johnson picking up the assist. Sophomore Kerry Nugent gave the Bears a 4-1 lead at the 17:31 mark. Junior Marguerite McDonald picked up her third assist of the season on the play. Less then a minute later, McLaughlin found an opening in the corner of the net from the right face-off circle to give the Bears a 5-1 lead.

In net, Dreyer made 15 saves for the Bears while Vander-Marliere recorded 33 saves for Wayne State.

Brown continues action, tomorrow Saturday Jan. 4 for a 2:00 p.m. game at the University of New Hampshire.