Jan. 24, 2009
Providence, R.I. - The women's hockey team endured another setback on Friday afternoon at Meehan Auditorium, dropping a 6-0 game to the Cornell Big Red. With the loss Brown drops to 3-16-1 overall, and 2-11-0 in league play, while Cornell improves to 10-9-2 on the season and 6-6-2 in ECAC Hockey.
Though senior goalie Nicole Stock (Buffalo Grove, IL) picked up 43 saves in the game, giving her 88 for the weekend, offensive struggles continued to plague the Bears. Brown was shut out for the second straight game and sixth time this season, the first time in program history that the team was shut out in consecutive games at home. Bruno managed only 16 shots on goal, and was unable to consistently put pressure on Cornell's net.
The first period saw the Big Red quickly establish an advantage, as freshman Catherine White cleared some space in front of net and fired in the first goal only 2:37 into the period, giving Cornell the early lead. Sophomore Karlee Overguard then followed that only three minutes later with another goal, as her shot trickled past Stock into net. A third score near the halfway mark in the frame gave the Big Red a 3-0 lead heading into the locker rooms.
After holding Cornell at bay to start the second period, Brown's defense got caught on a line change with 12 minutes left in the frame, and Cornell used a 3-on-1 opportunity to pick up another goal for a 4-0 lead, where it would stay for the rest of the period. The Big Red had another breakaway chance just two minutes later, but Stock made a key save to prevent the goal and maintain the deficit. After managing just three shots on goal in the first period, the Bears were able to pick up nine in the second, but couldn't find the back of the net.
The final period was more of the same for Brown, as Cornell added a pair of goals in quick succession near the midway point, giving the Big Red the final 6-0 margin.
The Bears will be back in action on Friday, January 30, when they travel to play the Quinnipiac Bobcats at 7 p.m.