PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown field hockey team (6-8, 1-4 Ivy) will honor its five seniors on Saturday before hosting second-place Penn (12-3, 4-1 Ivy) on Goldberger Family Field at 12 p.m. Maggie Brady (Tulsa, Okla.), Avery Burns (Millersville, Md.), Kelsey Grossman (Shavertown, Pa.), Charlotte Small (Summit, N.J.), and Torie Stearns (Rye, N.Y.) will be recognized in a pre-game ceremony.
Brady, a tri-captain, has tallied a goal and an assist in 52 games played over her four seasons at Brown. Another tri-captain, Avery Burns, has amassed two goals and 15 assists in her career, including a team-high seven helpers in 2013.
Currently tied for the career defensive saves record, Kelsey Grossman, was a recipient of the team's Laura Kavazanjian '06 Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year Award in 2012. She has totaled eight defensive saves in 61 games played, including four this season for the Bears. Grossman sits at one defensive save away from tying the single-season record of five, currently held by Kristen Vincent '06 (2004).
Charlotte Small has appeared in 45 games for the Bears over four seasons, totaling three goals and an assist during that span. Torie Stearns finds herself tied for third on the team with three goals this season. For her career, Stearns has amassed nine goals and six assists in 62 games played.
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SCOUTING THE QUAKERS
Penn enters Saturday's match fresh off a 2-1 win over Villanova on Wednesday. The Quakers are led by double-digit goal scorers Jasmine Cole (16), Emily Corcoran (12), and Elise Tilton (10). Cole's 16 goals lead the Ivy League this season.
Junior goalkeeper Carly Sokach (12-3-0) boasts four shutouts and a 1.90 goals-against average in 2013.
The Quakers hold a 26-7-3 advantage in the all-time series against Brown, taking victories in the last two matchups between the schools. The Bears last defeated Penn on Oct. 31, 2010 with a 3-2 victory at Ellen Vagelos Field.
LAST TIME OUT
The Bears got a last minute goal from leading scorer Meghan O'Donnell (Winchester, Mass.), but it wasn't enough as Cornell outlasted the Bears, 2-1 on Oct. 26. Junior goalkeeper Shannon McSweeney (Boxborough, Mass.) turned away six of seven shots on goal before being pulled for an extra attacker in the final minutes.
Brown will be right back in action on Sunday as they travel to Fairfield to battle the Stags in non-conference action at 1 p.m.