Bears Stay Close, But Fall to #8/9 Dartmouth, 2-0
Nov. 16, 2007
Providence, RI - In a Friday matinee at the newly reopened Dunkin Donuts Center in downtown Providence, the Brown women's ice hockey team (1-5-1, 1-4-1 ECAC Hockey) eventually fell to #8/9 Dartmouth, 2-0. Junior Nicole Stock (Buffalo Grove, IL) continued to play exceptionally, stopping 38 shots for her fifth 30+ save game her last six contests.
The Big Green started the scoring at 15:56 into the first period. The Bears were on a power play, but Dartmouth sophomore Sarah Parsons picked off a Brown cross-ice pass in the neutral zone and skated in on Stock all alone. After a nifty deke to the right, she went to her backhand, lifting the puck over Stock's right leg and into the net.
After a scoreless second period that ended with Dartmouth holding a 31-13 shot advantage for the game, the Bears came back in the third, generating several scoring chances as each team put nine shots on net. Unfortunately, it was the Big Green who got a goal. Sophomore Jenna Cunningham, who entered the weekend second in the country in points per game, skated around the back of the net from Stock's left. She fired a pass into the slot, where junior Maggie Kennedy one-timed it past the Brown goalie's glove for the insurance score with just under three minutes to play.
Dartmouth junior Carli Clemis made 22 stops to pick up the shutout victory. Neither team was successful on the power play, with Dartmouth going 0-for-6 and Brown going 0-for-5.
On Saturday, the Bears will travel to Cambridge for a showdown with #6/7 Harvard at 2 p.m. After playing their first two ranked teams tough (then-#8 Connecticut in addition to Dartmouth), Brown will try to get over the hump and pull off the upset.
#8/9 Dartmouth 1 0 1 - 2
Brown 0 0 0 - 0
First Period - D, Parsons, SH, 15:56. Penalties - D, 2-4; B, 2-4.
Second Period - No scoring. Penalties - D, 2-4; B, 3-6.
Third Period - D, Kennedy (Cunningham), 17:01. Penalties - D, 2-4; B, 2-4.
D, Clemis (60:00), 8-5-9 - 22; B, Stock (57:27), 15-15-8 - 38.