Bears Fall to Harvard

Bears Fall to Harvard

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Brown women's hockey team was defeated by Harvard, 6-1, at Meehan Auditorium on Saturday. Harvard capitalized on the power-play, generating three of its goals in the contest on the opportunities. Senior Sam Donovan (New Brighton, Minn.) scored for the Bears, her eighth of the season to tie her for the team lead.

Harvard (9-11-1, 7-8-1 ECAC) got on the board 4:51 into the first period with a deflection from Kat Hughes. The Crimson later added a power-play score by Keely Moy to head into the locker room with a 2-0 lead.

Shots were 13-7 in favor of Harvard in the first. Brown (2-21-0, 1-15-0 ECAC) was 0-for-1 on its lone power play chance while the Crimson took advantage of their second chance and were 1-for-2 in the frame.

Harvard netted its second power play goal of the game in the second at 9:24 (Kaitlin Tse) to increase its lead to 3-0. The Crimson would strike again, just before the end of the stanza, with Moy scoring her second of the day with 11.5 seconds left on the clock.

Shots were 10-5, Harvard, in the second. The Crimson tallied the period's lone power play and was successful with Tse's goal.

Harvard made it 5-0 at 3:56 of the third on a score from Becca Gilmore. The Bears got on the board at 9:33 with a tally from Donovan, her second goal in as many days. Sophomore Sena Hanson (New Brighton, Minn.) and freshman Kaitijane Blumberg (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) teamed up to provide the assists.

A power play goal by the Crimson at 19:35 (Gilmore) brought the contest to its final of 6-1.

Brown was edged in shots for the third, 9-8, and went 0-for-2 on the power play while Harvard went 1-for-2. For the game, Harvard was 3-for-5 on the power play and Brown was 0-for-3.

Freshman Lauren Rippy (Plymouth, Mich.) made 19 saves in the Bear net while senior Julianne Landry (Hanover, Mass.) tallied seven saves in her third period of work. Becky Dutton contributed 19 saves for Harvard.

The Bears will next travel to North Country to face No. 3/3 Clarkson on Friday, Feb. 2 and No. 8/8 St. Lawrence on Saturday, Feb. 3. The game against the Golden Knights is set for 6:00 p.m. while Saturday's contest will begin at 3:00 p.m.