February 12, 2003

Women's Hockey Drops 4-3 Decision To Cross-Town Rival #9 Providence

Feb. 12, 2003

Providence, RI - The Brown women's hockey team dropped a 4-3 decision to cross-town rival Providence, Wednesday night at Schneider Arena. The Bears fall to 9-10-4 on the season. With the game tied 3-3 at the start of the third period, the Friars scored the game winner five minutes in to take the win and the season series 1-0-1. Senior Kim Insalaco tallied three points on the night with a goal and two assists for the Bears.

After 14 minutes of scoreless action, the Bears found the back of the net to jump out to a 1-0 lead. Junior Katie Lafleur scored her sixth goal of the season with senior Kim Insalaco tallying her 13th assist of the season. The Friars came back to tie the game 1-1 four minutes later when senior Danielle Culgin scored on a 5x3 power play. Senior Jenn Butsch and junior Meredith Roth earned assists on the play. Providence out-shot Brown 16-7 in the period with senior goalkeeper Pam Dreyer making 15 saves.

Providence quickly took a 2-1 advantage early in the second, scoring two minutes in. Junior Darlene Stephenson scored with sophomore Emily Gryp earning the assist. Senior Cassie Turner took a slap shot from the right side, which just got over the goal line at the 5:24 mark. Initially it was ruled a no goal but after a Friar goal was called back shortly after, the Bears were granted the goal, tying the game 2-2. Insalaco and freshman Karen Thatcher earned assists on the play.

Providence broke the deadlock at the 8:08 mark when sophomore Rush Zimmerman scored her 17th goal of the season. Junior Kelli Halcisak and Roth picked up the assists. The Bears knotted the game once again at the 16:30 mark when Insalaco netted her second goal of the season and third point of the night on a pass from the behind the net courtesy of sophomore Katie Guay. Brown out-shot Providence 17-14 in the period.

The Friars broke the tie in the third and final period to take the win, 4-3. Junior Darlene Stephenson scored with Culgin and Halcisak tallying assists at the 5:43 mark on a power play. Dreyer recorded 30 saves in the loss

Brown continues action on Friday Feb. 21st at 7:00 p.m. at home versus Yale.