Brown falls to Union at home

Brown falls to Union at home

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Brown women's hockey team was defeated by Union, 3-1, on Friday night at Meehan Auditorium. After the teams ended the first period tied 1-1, the Dutchwomen would score two goals in the second and hold the Bears scoreless the rest of the way for the victory. Freshman Shay Maloney (McHenry, Ill.) tallied the lone goal for Brown on the night.

"Our inconsistency as a team in terms of desire and effort is what's been hurting us all year," said head coach Carisa Wahlig. "We weren't ready from the get-go and had trouble doing the little things right."

Union (3-19-0, 1-10-1 ECAC) was the first to strike on the night when Katie Sonntage registered an unassisted goal at 13:16 of the opening period to put the Dutchwomen up 1-0. Brown (5-13-2, 2-9-2 ECAC) tied it soon after at 15:33 with Maloney recording her second goal of the season when she crashed to the net and received the pass from fellow rookie Tina Paolillo (East Haven, Conn.). Junior Sena Hanson (New Brighton, Minn.) also notched an assist after she started the play by causing a turnover in the neutral zone.

The Bears were whistled for the first penalty of the game at 2:11 of the second and the Dutchwomen were quick to capitalize as Ava Reynolds scored at 2:26 to give Union a 2-1 lead. The Dutchwomen gained a two-goal lead at 9:21 when Hannah Schultz scored at 9:21 following a Brown power play.

The third period shaped up to be scoreless as the Bears went with the empty net at 17:57 but could not get closer.

Brown held the shot lead in the second (10-8) and third (11-8) periods as the teams ended the game tie overall with 26 shots apiece.

Union entered the contest ranking second in the ECAC in penalty kill (86.6%) and was 2-for-2 in fighting off infractions against Brown and was 1-for-1 on the power play.

In net, freshman Hayley Kliczko (Niles, Ill.) finished with 23 saves while Amelia Murray ended with 25 stops for the Dutchwomen.
Brown will close out the weekend tomorrow (Jan. 26) by hosting RPI at Meehan Auditorium starting at 3:00 p.m.