March 8, 2003
Canton, NY - The Brown women's hockey team came from behind to defeat St. Lawrence 3-1 Saturday night, tying the series 1-1. The Saints got on the board in the first period but the Bears scored the tying and game-winning goals in the opening minutes of the final period. Brown added an empty net goal with 1:07 left to play to seal the victory, forcing game three which will be played tomorrow, Sunday Mar. 9 at 4 p.m. Senior Courtney Johnson led Brown with two assists, giving her 100 points in her career. Sophomore leading scorer Jessica Link netted the game-winner for the Bears.
St. Lawrence got on the board at the 7:50 mark of the first period. Senior Pam Dreyer knocked away a flurry of Saints shots taken from the inside but junior Gina Kingsbury was able to slip the puck in the net during the scramble. Sophomore Rebecca Russell and senior Trisha Powers were credited with assists. The Bears out-shot the Saints 9-4 in the period.
The second period went scoreless as St. Lawrence edged out Brown 7-5 in shots on goal. Brown came out firing in the third and final period, tying the game 1-1 just 15 seconds in and scoring the go-ahead goal 2:05 later. Senior Cassie Turner netted the tying goal, her eighth of the season. Freshman Karen Thatcher earned an assist on the play. Sophomore leading scorer Jessica Link gave Brown the lead at the 2:20 mark with senior Courtney Johnson tallying the assist. The Bears sealed the victory with an empty net goal with 1:07 left in the game. Senior Kim Insalaco scored with Johnson and sophomore Katie Guay picking up the assists.