January 10, 2009

Brown Falls to Dartmouth 9-1

Jan. 10, 2009

Box Score

Providence, R.I. - The Bears lost a 9-1 decision to the Dartmouth Big Green on Saturday afternoon. Junior Sasha Van Muyen (Orillia, ON) scored the lone goal for Brown, tallying a score in the second period to cut the deficit to 3-1. With the loss, Brown falls to 3-12-1 overall, and 2-7 in league play, while Dartmouth improves to 11-5-2.

The first period started off inauspiciously for the Bears, as Dartmouth scored its initial goal only 51 seconds into the game, beating goalie Nicole Stock (Buffalo Grove, Ill.) for a quick 1-0 lead. The Big Green then expanded the advantage to 3-0 before heading into the locker rooms.

Much as they had the night before against Harvard, the Bears appeared to be rejuvenated after the first intermission, passing crisply and moving the puck well early. Only 39 seconds into the frame Van Muyen tipped in a pass from junior Andrea Hunter (Fulton, N.Y.), appearing to shift the momentum in favor of Brown. However, Bruno was unable to continue the scoring, and a goal later in the period from Dartmouth expanded the lead to 4-1 after 40 minutes of play.

The Big Green turned up the intensity in the third, and used sloppy play from the Bears to turn the game into a blowout. Dartmouth scored its first goal just over two minutes into the period, and followed with another one only four minutes later, causing Brown coach Digit Murphy to pull Stock, replacing her with sophomore Joy Joung (Torrance, CA). Though Joung made 13 saves in 12 minutes of play, the Big Green was also able to tack on three more goals against her for a 9-1 final score. Four of the five third period goals were on the power play, as Brown committed six penalties in the frame, and 12 for the game.

The Bears will be back in action next weekend, as they travel to take on St. Lawrence and Clarkson beginning Friday night at 7 p.m.