Bears Fall to #3 Princeton, 6-0
PRINCETON, NJ – The third-ranked Princeton field hockey team (11-1, 4-0) scored what would prove to be the game-winning goal just 5:58 after the opening whistle en route to a 6-0 victory over Brown on Saturday afternoon.
Katie Reinprecht opened the scoring when she picked up a loose ball in the circle and fired it past sophomore Shannon McSweeney (Boxborough, MA). Less than two minutes later, at 7:44, Amanda Bird doubled the Tigers' lead when she converted a pass from Sydney Kirby for her third goal of the year.
Princeton would build a 20-1 advantage in shots during the opening 35 minutes and a goal by Julia Reinprecht with under two minutes left in the first half gave the Tigers a 3-0 lead at the break.
Brown came out of the half with urgency, earning three penalty corners and taking six shots in the first 5:23 of the second half. However, Princeton's Julia Boyle made four saves and the defense blocked another pair, as Brown was kept off the scoreboard.
Following an attempt by freshman Hannah Rogers (Los Altos, CA) at 5:23, the Tigers countered an increased their lead to 4-0 on Allison Evans' sixth goal of the season at 40:44.
Princeton would go on to outshoot Brown, 16-0, during the remaining 29 minutes, scoring two more goals, to account for the 6-0 final.
Overall, the Tigers had a 39-7 advantage in shots, including a 21-5 margin in shots on goal. Princeton earned 12 corners to Brown's three. Rogers led the Bears with four shots, while McSweeney recorded 15 saves.
The Bears return to action on Tuesday, October 16th, when they host cross-town rival Providence College in a 4:00 p.m. game.