The Brown women's hockey team was defeated by No. 5/6 Clarkson, 6-0, on Saturday at Meehan Auditorium. The Bears slowed down the Golden Knights in the first period and held the shot advantage but Clarkson would distance itself in the second and third period with a combined five goals.
Senior Calla Isaac (Sherwood Park, Alberta) ended the afternoon with 30 saves, her eighth game this season with 30 or more stops, while Marie-Pier Coulombe turned away 17 shots in the shutout.
Five different skaters scored for the Golden Knights with Kayla Friesen leading the team with two goals and one assist while Elizabeth Giguere added one score and three assists.
Brown (1-13-1, 1-8-1 ECAC) held Clarkson (15-3-4, 6-2-2 ECAC) in check for the first period and outshot the visitor's 7-5 but the Golden Knights would conclude the first 20 minutes with a 1-0 edge with a goal from Kristy Pidgeon at 7:07. The Bears were shut down on their two power-play opportunities in the stanza while they did not commit an infraction of their own.
Clarkson added two quick goals 23 seconds (Kayla Friesen) and 53 seconds (Emily Wisnewski) in to begin the second period and increase its lead to 3-0.
The Bears were called for their first infraction of the game in the second and were able to fight it off. To close the frame, sophomore Shay Maloney (McHenry, Ill.) had a shorthanded breakaway with the clock ticking down but her attempt was saved by Coulombe while a defender caught up and dragged her down as time expired.
Clarkson sealed the game in the third with three scores, the first coming from Giguere at 10:37 with Gabrielle David (16:46) and Friesen (18:44) following.
Brown went 2-for-2 on the penalty kill in the third to improve its game total to 3-for-3 while Clarkson also improved to 3-for-3 for the contest after fighting off one infraction in the third.
Maloney and senior Veronica Alois (Andover, Mass.) generated three shots apeice for the Bears.
Brown will next close out its season series versus Union and Rensselaer next week, traveling to Schenectady, N.Y. to face the Dutchwomen on Friday, Jan. 17 (6:00 p.m.) before squaring off against RPI on Saturday, Jan. 18 (3:00 p.m.).