NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Brown field hockey team concluded its 2013 regular season slate, falling to Ivy League rival Yale, 2-1 on Saturday afternoon at Johnson Field.
The Bears dropped to 6-11, 1-6 Ivy while the Bulldogs improved to 8-9, 4-3 Ivy with the win. Goalkeeper Shannon McSweeney (Boxborough, Mass.) kept the Bears in it from start to finish, turning away 18 of the 20 shots on goal as Yale held a 33-7 advantage in shots overall. Emily Cain recorded the win for the Bulldogs, stopping all three shots she faced in the second half.
Yale opened the scoring at the 4:38 mark as Emily Schuckert buried a shot past McSweeney for her fifth tally of the season. Leading scorer Meghan O'Donnell (Winchester, Mass.) answered at the 10:11 mark to knot the game one with her 12th strike of the season.
The teams battled through the next 54 minutes scoreless and seemingly headed for overtime until Georgia Holland hammered home a feed from Rhoni Gericke at 64:04 to give the Bulldogs a 2-1 lead.
With Shannon McSweeney pulled for an extra attacker, the Bears feverishly sought the equalizer but Cain was equal to the task, securing the Bulldogs triumph. O'Donnell, Alexis Miller (Caldwell, N.J.), Hannah Rogers (Los Altos, Calif.), Katarina Angus (West Vancouver, B.C.), and Clayton Christus (Bernardsville, N.J.) all recorded shots on goal for the Bears.
Brown's six wins this season are tied for the highest win total since recording nine in 2006, the Bears also finished 6-11 in 2010.