PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Playing its fourth consecutive overtime game, the Dartmouth women's hockey team tied Brown, 1-1, to conclude the 2018-19 season at Meehan Auditorium on Saturday.
Senior Tess Bracken scored the Big Green's lone goal, while junior Christina Rombaut and senior Alyssa Baker assisted. Senior netminder Christine Honor played another good game, making 25 saves (.962 save percentage).
"I thought our kids played really well today," head coach Laura Schuler said. "I am so proud of our six seniors. I think their leadership really helped our team take a step in the right direction this year. They definitely left the jersey in a better place. Christie had another outstanding performance for us in net to keep the game in check. We had our chances and outshot them from start to finish, but Brown's goalie definitely played really well this afternoon. I thought we finished the season really strong. Ending the season with four overtime games shows how far this team has come."
After 25 minutes of scoreless play and a 16-9 shot advantage in the first period, Dartmouth (5-21-3, 2-16-4) took the lead early in the second thanks to Bracken's power play tally. With almost a minute and a half remaining with the extra player, the senior's shot from the blue line got past the Bears' goalie, who went for the save a second too late.
The Big Green had a few nice opportunities to make it a two-goal game in the third, like freshman Chloe Puddifant's tip halfway through the period, but netminder Hayley Kliczko was there each time. Honor, too, had some nice stops to keep the Bears off the board. With under four minutes remaining and a Dartmouth player in the box, Brown (5-20-4, 2-16-2) pulled its goalie for the extra skater and scored the tying tally. Bracken had a great shot with 10 seconds remaining, but it was not enough and, for the fourth straight game, the Green headed to overtime.
Dartmouth took control in the extra period, outshooting Brown, 6-0. The Big Green got close to ending the game a few times, but Kliczko prevented that from happening and the game ended in a tie.
Penalties were an issue for both teams, as there were a combined 19 throughout the course of the game. Both the Big Green and the Bears ended up scoring on the power play. Dartmouth outshot Brown, 41-26.