Women's Hockey Defeats Vermont 4-1

Feb. 7, 2003

Providence, RI - The women's hockey team came away with a 4-1 win over Vermont Friday night at Meehan Auditorium, improving its record to 9-8-4 overall and 6-3-1 in the ECAC. Nine players tallied points with sophomore Jessica Link and senior Kim Insalaco leading the way with two assists each. After quickly going down 1-0 in the opening period, the Bears bounced back to score four unanswered goals as they out-shot the Catamounts 68-12.

Vermont took an early 1-0 lead 4:27 into the game. Sophomore Jackie Duerr scored her second goal of the season on a scramble in front of the net. Freshmen Lindsey Tilbury and Hilary Johnson recorded assists. The Bears rebounded back later in the first period, scoring two goals to take a 2-1 lead going into the locker room. Sophomore Katie Guay scored her fifth goal of the season with freshman Karen Thatcher and Insalaco earning assists. Senior Courtney Johnson gave Brown a 2-1 lead at the 16:09 mark. Freshman Keaton Zucker and Link tallied assists, extending their point-scoring streak to four and eight games respectively. Senior goalkeeper Tiffany Hayes recorded 25 saves in the period as Brown out-shot Vermont 27-7.

The second period went scoreless as the Bears strong defensive play allowed the Catamounts just one shot on goal. Brown recorded 16 shots on goal. Brown broke the game open in the third and final period. Junior Katie Lafleur gave the Bears a 3-1 lead two minutes into the period when she chipped the puck in off a shot from Link. Also earning an assist was Insalaco, her second of the game. Freshman Lindsey Glennon gave the Bears a decisive 4-1 lead at the 7:04 mark. Sophomore Kerry Nugent recorded the assist on the play.

Despite allowing four goals, Hayes played a spectacular game in net, recording 64 saves as Brown pummeled her with 68 shots. Dreyer made 11 saves, which gives her 1,503 saves in her career.

Brown continues action tomorrow, Saturday Feb. 8 at 4:00 p.m. at home versus Dartmouth. The annual alumnae game will take place prior to the game at 1 p.m.