Women’s Hockey falls 6-1 to Brown
by Justin Cohen
January 11, 2008
HAMDEN – The Quinnipiac Bobcats came into Friday’s game versus the Brown Bears riding a two game winning streak and hungry for a conference victory. But the Bears had something else to say, putting up 4 unanswered goals in the second period and eventually winning 6-1. Brown improves to 2-11-3, 2-7-2 ECAC while Quinnipiac falls to 3-13-4, 0-9-3 ECAC. Brown’s Hayley Moore had 4 points, including 2 goals, and Nicole Stock made 22 saves in the winning effort.
“Brown flat out took it to us,” Bobcats coach Michael Barrett said following the loss. “Today was a must win and we didn’t play it like it was.”
The Bobcats and Bears played evenly in the first, but Brown would set the tempo early in the second. Heather Lane scored just 42 seconds into the period and at the 2 minute mark, Savannah Smith scored. For both players it was their first of the season.
Later in the period, Jenny Cedorchuk scored her 2nd of the year just 2 minutes and 54 seconds later, and Moore scored later in the period.
The Bobcats did get a chance in the 3rd. Just under 9 minutes in, Trudy Reyns ripped a shot top shelf from the point to put the Bobcats on the board 4-1, but it was too little too late.
Hayley Moore scored again at 10:30 to put the icing on the cake at 5-1, and Erin Connors tapped one in 2 minutes and 1 second later to make the score 6-1.
More impressive than the outcome was the score. This was the first time the Bears had scored more than 3 goals in a game this season, and the first time since February 9, 2007 vs. Union.
One bright spot for the Bobcats was Brandice Moniz. Her play has continued to improve this season, and while she did not score a goal, her defensive presence was felt. She recorded a penalty in the second for checking.
“[Moniz is] maturing well as a freshman,” Barrett said.
Jamie Miller was also a bright spot. Although she allowed 6 goals, she saved the game from getting more out of control on multiple occasions and made 24 saves, before being replaced in net by Tia Wishart.
Brown travels to Princeton to take on the Tigers at 4:00 Saturday while the Bobcats will battle cross-town rival Yale at 4:00 at the TD Banknorth Sports Center.
1. BRO Hayley Moore
2. BRO Andrea Hunter
3. QU Trudy Rynes
Time: 2:05 Att: 113