Cornell uses two third period goals to surge past Bemidji State
Saturday, December 31, 2005
Dec. 31, 2005
Women’s Ice Hockey

ITHACA , N.Y. - Despite dominating much of the game Bemidji State (4-14-2, 3-11-0 WCHA) falls to Cornell (5-7-0) by a score of 2-1. For the second straight night Bemidji State out-shot Cornell but was unable to come up with a victory. With the 2-1 victory Cornell swept Bemidji State on the weekend and now leads the all-time series over Bemidji State with a record of 2-1-1.

Bemidji State dominated the whole first period as the Beavers out-shot Cornell 15-to-4 but was unable to get the puck past Cornell goaltender Flora Vineberg. At the end of the first period the score remained in a deadlock tie at 0-0.

Sophomore goaltender Emily Brookshaw (Webster, Wis.) stopped the four shots that she faced in the period while Cornell goaltender Flora Vineberg stopped all fifteen shots that she faced.

Bemidji State continued to dominate as the Beavers out-shot Cornell once again 14-to-9 in the period. At the 10:53 mark of the second period Bemidji State was able to get the puck past Vineberg. Scoring for the Beavers was Tara Hiscock (Bemidji, Minn.) her sixth goal of the season and her second goal of the series. Hiscock’s goal was an unassisted goal. That would be all the scoreing in the second period and the Beavers took a 1-0 lead into the second intermission.

It did not take the Big Red long to tie the game in the third period as they scored just two-minutes and twenty-six seconds into the period on a goal by Brianne Gilbert her first of the season. Cornell would eventually get the game winning goal at the 15:18 mark of the third period. The game winning goal was scored by Brittany Forgues her third goal of the season.

Despite out-shooting the Big Red by a total of 38-to-23 for the game the Beavers were only able to net one goal and would end up losing by a score of 2-1.

Goaltender Emily Brookshaw (Webster, Wis.) ended the game with twenty-one saves in the losing effort. With the loss Brookshaw falls to 1-8-1 on the season.

Cornell netminder Flora Vineberg recorded 37 saves for the Big Red and improved her record to 4-3-0 on the season for Cornell.

Both teams were unable to score on the power-play as Bemidji State ended the night 0-for-8 and Cornell ended the night 0-for-7 on the man advantage.

Bemidji State will pick up action next weekend on January 6-7 as they will travel to the University of Minnesota to take on the defending national champion Golden Gophers. Both games on the weekend are slated to start at 4:07 p.m.