Brown edged by RPI

Brown edged by RPI

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Brown women's hockey team recorded a season-high 41 shots against RPI but could not find the back of the net as the Engineers registered the lone goal in the third period on the power play to take a league win on Saturday at Meehan Auditorium.

"The team put forth a better effort, we just couldn't find the back of the net," said head coach Carisa Wahlig.

Almost like the first meeting between the two teams, the lone score was a power-play goal by RPI (10-10-5, 7-5-1 ECAC). Instead of coming in the second period like in game one on Nov. 9, this game winner came in the third at 6:01 from Kendra Farole.

Brown (5-14-2, 2-10-2 ECAC) had a good chance at a short-handed goal on their first penalty kill of the game in the opening period with sophomore Kaitijane Blumberg (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) and sophomore Darby Melia (Marshfield, Mass.) getting strong shots on goal, but RPI's Lovisa Selander made back-to-back saves.

In a scoreless second frame, the Bears upped their shot advantage to 22-13. Brown had its first power-play chances of the contest in the period but RPI closed the door.

The Engineers scored 6:01 into the third period while on the power play from Farole. Brown went with the empty net at 19:11 but could not find the equalizer. Five of the game's eight penalties were called in the stanza, with three coming in the first five minutes.

Selander finished with 41 saves in the shutout for RPI while freshman Hayley Kliczko (Niles, Ill.) tallied 16 stops.

Overall, the Bears were 0-for-5 on the power play while the Engineers were 1-for-3.
 
Brown will next travel to Dartmouth on Friday, Feb. 1 for a 5:00 p.m. contest and will then play at Harvard on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 3:00 p.m.