Brown and Dartmouth Tie in Meehan Auditorium

Brown and Dartmouth Tie in Meehan Auditorium

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Brown women’s hockey team trailed twice against Dartmouth but game back to tie the Big Green and pick up a point in conference play with a 2-2 overtime tie on Friday night at Meehan Auditorium.

Juniors Megan Forrest (Enfield, Nova Scotia) and Abby Nearis (Beverly, Mass.) did the scoring for the Bears while sophomore Hayley Kliczko (Niles, Ill.) made 19 saves in the contest. 

Dartmouth (3-6-2, 1-3-2 ECAC) took a 1-0 lead after one period but Brown (1-10-1, 1-5-1 ECAC) came back to knot the game on Forrest’s score in the second. The Big Green took back their advantage just 18 seconds after in the second. Nearis tied the game again for the Bears at 9:51 of the third on a power-play goal and the two teams skated through a scoreless overtime with each squad generating four shots.  

“I liked the way we kept bouncing back to tie it up,” said head coach Carisa Zaban Wahlig. “It was nice to see is try to play for the win in overtime as we had some very good chances.”

Lotti Odnoga scored the game’s first goal at 8:20 of the first period for a 1-0 Dartmouth lead on a delayed penalty. Brown had a 5-on-3 advantage for 15 seconds at 13:42 but the Big Green killed off both infractions. Shots ended in favor of the Bears, 6-3, for the opening frame. 

Forrest tied the game for Brown at 11:20 of the second after she beat her defender and hit the top shelf with a backhanded shot. Sophomore Shay Maloney (McHenry, Ill.) collected the assist, feeding the puck up ice to Forrest for her second goal of the season. 

Dartmouth quickly regained its lead at 11:38 with a tally from Catherine Trevors. The Bears again led in shots for the second at 10-8 while each team was 0-for-1 on the power play. 

Trailing 2-1 entering the third, Nearis knotted the game at two with her first score of the season while the Bears were on the power play at 9:51. Nearis redirected in the puck in the slot from senior Veronica Alois (Andover, Mass.). Senior Maybelline Beiring (Calumet, Mich.) also contributed an assist, getting the play started at the other end. 

Kliczko made four saves in the closing minutes to help the Bears force overtime, their second time this season playing overtime against the Big Green.

Each team generated for shots in the extra period with Brown having several opportunities in the closing minute but could not finish.

Kliczko concluded the night with 19 saves while her counterpart, Hannah Humphreys, made 23 stops. 

Overall, the Bears were 1-for-4 on the power play and a perfect 2-for-2 on the penalty kill.  

Brown will next close out the weekend and the first half of its season against Harvard tomorrow (Saturday, Dec. 7) starting at 3:00 p.m.