Bears Fall to Tigers in Home Opener, 2-1
Nov. 4, 2006
Providence, RI - Princeton's two unanswered goals in the second period were the difference as the Brown women's ice hockey team (0-4-0, 0-3-0) narrowly missed an upset in its home opener, falling 2-1. Junior goaltender Stacy Silverman (Wakefield, MA) made 29 stops in the loss, earning the game's second star for her efforts between the pipes in her first start of the season. The Tigers, ranked ninth in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll and eighth in the USCHO.com Poll, out-shot the Bears 31-13 for the game.
Despite the lopsided shot numbers, it was Brown that struck first. At 7:42 in the first period, sophomore Savannah Smith (Fort St. John, BC) grabbed the puck in the Princeton zone and skated in on the goaltender for a one-on-one. She lifted the puck up over goaltender Brittany Parisi's shoulder and banked it in off the crossbar to give the Bears a 1-0 lead on her first goal of the season. Junior Emilie Bydwell (Montreal, QC) earned her first career assist on the play.
However, the Tigers stormed back during the second period, during which they out-shot their hosts 15-4. Both goals came off the stick of Brittany Salmon, who scored during a Brown power play at 5:13, then later on a Princeton power play at 15:18. The Bears made a few strong bids for the tying goal in the third period, but they were not able to cash in.
Bruno will return to the ice Sunday at 2 p.m. hoping to pick up their first win against ECACHL opponent Quinnipiac.
BROWN 1 0 0 - 1
PRINCETON 0 2 0 - 2
Second period - P, Brittany Salmon, 5:13; P, Brittany Salmon (Laura Watt, Maddie Endicott). Penalties - B, 2-4; P, 4-19.
Third period - No Scoring. Penalties - B, 2-4; P, 1-2.
Saves B, Stacy Silverman, 5-13-11 - 29 (60:00); P, Brittany Parisi, 3-4-6 - 13 (60:00).