Brown concludes season with a tie versus Dartmouth

Brown concludes season with a tie versus Dartmouth

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Brown women's hockey team ended the 2018-19 season with a 1-1 tie against Dartmouth on Saturday at Meehan Auditorium. The Big Green took the lead in the second period but the Bears fought back with an extra-man and power-play tally by freshman Shay Maloney (McHenry, Ill.) in the third. Freshman Hayley Kliczko (Niles, Ill.) preserved the tie by making six saves in the overtime period and 40 overall.

Prior to the start of the game, the Bears honored their four seniors, Abby Niewchas (Cochrane, Alberta), Cara Najjar (Stoneham, Mass.), Leah Olson (East Harwich, Mass.) and Bridget Carey (Weymouth, Mass.).

"Thank you so much to our seniors," said head coach Carisa Wahlig. "They had a great game today and gave 100% like they've done all year."

The two teams skated through a scoreless first period as Kliczko kept Dartmouth (5-21-3, 4-16-2 ECAC) off the board with 16 saves. The Big Green jumped out with a 14-4 shot advantage in the frame but Brown (5-20-4, 2-16-4 ECAC) closed with an offensive push to end the period with nine total shots on net. Each team had power-play opportunities with the Bears 0-for-2 and the Big Green 0-for-1.

Dartmouth took a 1-0 lead in the second on a power-play goal by Tess Bracken at 5:35. The stanza ended with the Big Green holding a 9-6 lead in shots. A total of seven penalties were called in the period, four going against Brown and three against Dartmouth.

Multiple penalties were called again in the third, with the Bears fighting off a 5-on-3. All in all, each team was whistled for three infractions in the period. With Dartmouth called for interference at 14:51, Brown called a timeout and went with the empty net to try to get the equalizer. The gamble paid off as Maloney netted her seventh goal of the season at 16:01 while Brown skated 6-on-4. It's her second-straight contest with a goal and sixth goal in her last 10 games. Freshman Lizzy Gross (Scarborough, Maine) and junior Sena Hanson (New Brighton, Minn.) provided the assists.

The Bears had another power-play opportunity at 16:30 but Christine Honor made two saves in the sequence as the game eventually went to overtime.

In the extra period, Kliczko came up big with six saves to keep Dartmouth off the board. The rookie ended the night with 40 saves, her fourth game of the season with 40 or more stops, while her counterpart, Honor, turned away 25 shots.

Overall, each team was 1-for-7 on the power play. Dartmouth outshot Brown 41-26 on the day.