Mercer's two goals lift third-ranked Clarkson past Brown with 2-1 win
POTSDAM, N.Y. -- Junior captain Carly Mercer scored both goals for third-ranked Clarkson and Erica Howe posted 16 saves as the Golden Knights earned a 2-1 victory against Brown in ECAC hockey action at Cheel Arena on Saturday.
Clarkson, which defeated Yale 4-1 on Friday, improved its home record to 7-0 and stands at 10-2 overall. The Knights remain perfect in league play with a 4-0 ECAC Hockey mark.
Clarkson outshot the Bears by almost a 2-to-1 margin (13-7) in the first period.
With 1:35 remaining in the first, junior Shelby Nisbet fired in a shot from the point, which Mercer tipped in for the game’s first goal. Freshman Olivia Howe also assisted.
Brown tied the game early in the middle stanza on a hard shot from the left circle by Sarah Robson at 4:39.
With 5:06 remaining in the second period, Clarkson regained the lead when Mercer scored her second goal of the game, tapping in a pass in front from senior Danielle Skirrow for the game-winner. Nisbet recorded her second assist of the game.
Clarkson outshot the Bears 8-5 in the third and 29-17 overall, but could not get another goal past Brown netminder Aubree Moore, who finished with 27 saves. The Knights were 0-of-4 on the power play, while Brown was 0-of-1 with the man-advantage.