Nov. 18, 2006
Providence, RI - For two periods, the Brown women's ice hockey team (0-9-0, 0-7-0) played what may have been its best hockey of the year, going into the second period tied with No. 8 Dartmouth (7-3-0, 7-1-0), 1-1. However, the Big Green exploded for four goals in the third period, three on the power play, to hand the Bears a 5-1 loss.
Brown showed no ill effects from the previous day's loss to No. 7 Harvard, skating toe-to-toe with Dartmouth throughout the first period. Scoring chances were sparse, as Bruno put just two shots on goaltender Carli Clemis in the period, but junior Rylee Olewinski (Burr Ridge, IL) made one of those shots count. With the Bears on a power play late in the period, Olewinski stole the puck along the boards to the left of the Dartmouth goal, skated through four defenders, and lifted the puck into the top right corner of the net for a 1-0 lead. The goal was her first of the season, and came a day after she got her first point of the season the day before on an assist.
The Big Green got one back early in the second, when Gillian Apps put home the rebound of a Sarah Parsons shot to tie things, 1-1. The teams traded great scoring chances during the rest of the period, trying to gain the upper hand. Goaltender Nicole Stock (Buffalo Grove, IL) made the first of two highlight-reel saves on penalty-shot-style breakaways, this one a fantastic right-pad save on a break by Apps. Junior co-captain Hayley Moore (Wakefield, MA) had a great chance when she stole a puck and found herself alone in front of the net with Dartmouth goalie Carli Clemis. However, Clemis just got her left pad out in front of the puck, keeping the game tied. The Bears outshot Dartmouth 17-12 during the frame, the first time that has happened since they outshot Cornell 12-4 in the third period on Oct. 27.
The momentum of the game switched quickly and heavily to the Dartmouth side in the first 10 minutes of the third period, as the Big Green scored three power play goals in 3:41 after the Bears had held them to no goals on their four previous advantages. They scored one more goal at 14:59, pushing the final score to 5-1.
For the game, Dartmouth outshot Brown 40-28, including a combined advantage of 28-11 in the first and third periods. Stock made 35 saves en route to taking the loss. The Bears will next hit the ice on Friday, November 24, when they play Providence in the annual Mayor's Cup game. The puck drops at 7 p.m. at Meehan Auditorium.
#8 DARTMOUTH 0 1 4 - 5
BROWN 1 0 0 - 1
First period - B (PP) - Rylee Olewinski, 18:08. Penalties - D, 2-4; B, 2-4.
Second period - D - Gillian Apps (Sarah Parsons), 5:48. Penalties - D, 1-2; B, 2-4.
Third period - D (PP) - Maggie Kennedy (Caroline Ethier, Sarah Newnam), 5:03; D (PP) - Sarah Parsons (Cherie Piper, Jenna Cunningham), 7:47; D (PP) - Meredith Batcheller (Sarah Newnam, Shannon Bowman), 8:44; D - Cherie Piper (Gillian Apps, Julia Bronson), 14:59. Penalties - D, 2-4; B, 4-8.
Saves - D, Carli Clemis, 1-17-9 - 27 (60:00); B, Nicole Stock, 12-11-12 - 35 (60:00).