PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Brown Bears scored four goals in the third period to overcome a two-goal deficit to defeat the Huskies 5-3 on Tuesday evening at Meehan Auditorium.
UConn dominated the scoresheet by outshooting Brown, 77-33, and 43-22 on shots on goal. The Huskies were a perfect 2-2 on the power play and killed off the only penalty they committed in the first period.
However, the Bears went to a short-handed lineup in the third period and it paid off. Brown scored three goals and added an empty-netter to steal the win against the Huskies.
The Huskies piled up numerous opportunities in the first period with 29 total shots and 16 of them on goal. However, the Huskies were unable to put the puck in the net and actually trailed 1-0 heading into intermission.
The Bears scored late in the period with 2:11 to play to take the lead.
The Huskies continued to apply pressure in the second and capitalized with three goals including a pair on the power play.
Morgan Wabick tallied two goals in the period with Natalie Snodgrass assisting on both. Sandwiched in between the Wabick goals was a power play goal from Jaime Fox, her third goal of the season.
UConn recorded a 31-3 shot differential in the period and carried a 3-1 lead into the final period.
After a tough first two periods, the Bears came out firing to begin the third. Brown scored 2:07 into the period to make it a one-goal game and show the Huskies they weren't going anywhere.
The scored remained that way until late because of the play from Sam Carpentier-Yelle. The UConn goalie recorded nine saves in the period and did so in style on a couple occasions.
The Bears continued to register scoring opportunities and finally found an equalizer with 3:17 remaining in regulation.
The game looked destined for overtime but a breakaway for Sena Hanson with time winding down resulted in the go-ahead goal with 16.7 left in the game.
The Bears tacked on an empty-netter to seal the deal.
The Huskies travel to Schenectady, N.Y. to face Union on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 3 p.m.