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By Liz Resnick

There was only one word to describe the Harvard women's hockey team's 4-1 loss to Brown last night in Providence.

"It was really frustrating," Harvard junior right wing Ginny Simonds said.

The Crimson (2-2 overall, 1-1 Ivy) lost for the first time in Ivy League action, following its crushing defeat of Yale last Saturday.

Freshman center Joey Alissi netted the lone Harvard goal, poking the rebound of Co-Captain Sue Cullinane's slapshot past Bruins netminder Kate Presby 13 minutes into the first period. Alissi's tally gave the Crimson a short-lived 1-0 lead.

But Brown responded less than five

Bruins, 4-1 in Providence HARVARD  1-0-0--1 Brown  1-0-3--4

First Period: H, Joey Alissi (Sue Cullinane) 12:49; B, Lucia Murphy (Mara Yale, Shannon Bryant) 17:50. Penalties--B, Bryant (checking) 8:01.

Second Period: No Scoring. Penalties--none.

Third Period: B, Yale (Tate Donovan, Jane Corcoran) 2:20; B, Corcoran (Yale, Bryant) 3:57 (pp); B, Corcoran (Bryant, Presby) 9:11.

Penalties--H, bench (too many players on the ice) 3:45; B, Margot McShane (delay of game) 14:25.

Saves: H, Gillian D'Souza 8-17-9--34; B, Presby 5-11-5--21

Power Play: B, 1-1; H, 0-2. minutes later when Lucia Murphy took a passfrom Shannon Bryant and beat Harvard senior goalieGillian D'Souza, tying the game, 1-1.

The Ivy foes battled through a scoreless secondperiod as D'Souza turned away 17 Bruins shots inthe middle stanza, while Presby blocked 11 Crimsonattempts.

Brown, however, secured the win with threethird-period tallies. The Bruins offense came outshooting, tallying twice in the first fourminutes.

But D'Souza--who collected 34 saves on thenight--was not the one to blame for the Brownonslaught.

"Gillian played well," injured juniorCo-Captain Sandra Whyte said. "There was just nocoverage in front of the net."

The Bruins added another insurance tally nineminutes into the final period. Meanwhile, theCrimson offense sputtered, mustering a paltry fiveshots on net in the final frame.

Maybe Brown just wanted the game more. Or maybeHarvard just needs a lot more conditioning. Orboth.

"Brown dominated," Whyte said. "They werestronger and they came out psyched."

"We're a much better team than we showedtonight," Simonds said. "I think when we scoredfirst, we thought it would be an easier game thanit was. But we have to give them credit. Theyplayed a good game."

NOTEBOOK: Harvard continues road playthis weekend, travelling to Maine to take onBowdoin Friday and Colby Saturday. Both squads areamong the weaker teams in the ECAC

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