Field Hockey Heads to Cornell (Sat.) and Colgate (Sun.)

Field Hockey Heads to Cornell (Sat.) and Colgate (Sun.)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown field hockey team will travel to Cornell on Saturday, Oct. 21 for an Ivy League contest starting at 11:30 a.m. and will then compete at Colgate on Sunday, Oct. 22 for a 12:00 p.m. non-conference game. 

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The Bears suffered a pair of defeats last weekend at Goldberger Family Field, falling to 14th-ranked Princeton, 11-1, on Saturday, Oct. 14, followed by at 4-1 setback to Holy Cross on Sunday, Oct. 15. Senior Katherine Kallergis scored against the Tigers while junior Rachel Lanouette put in her fifth score of the season against the Crusaders, tying her for the team lead in goals.

The Big Red are 7-5 on the season and 1-3 in the Ivy League. Cornell dropped its two games last weekend, a 4-3 overtime battle versus No. 13 Harvard on Saturday, Oct. 14, and a 1-0 loss at Colgate on Sunday, Oct. 15. Krysten Mayers leads the squad in points with 11, on four goals and three assists. Sam McIlwrick shares the goal scoring lead with Mayers and also has four on the year, paired with two assists for 10 points, second best on the team. Maddie Henry has seen the majority of the goalkeeping duties with 11 games played and eight starts, recording a 1.26 goals-against average, a .810 save percentage and two shutouts. Kelly Johnson has also started four contests in the cage and has a 1.60 GAA and a .750 save percentage. As a team, Cornell has the second lowest GAA in the Ivy League, at 1.33.

Colgate is 3-11 overall on the season and 0-5 in the Patriot League. The Raiders will play the Bears in their lone contest on the weekend. Colgate split last weekend, starting with a 4-2 loss to American on Saturday, Oct. 14 which was followed by a 1-0 victory over Cornell on Sunday, Oct. 15. Michaela Corvi leads the team in scoring with five goals on the season and one assist for 11 points. Maria Krull has started all 14 games in net and has posted a 2.45 goals-against average, a .792 save percentage and two shutouts on the year.
The Bears fell to the Big Red, 6-1, in last year's meeting at Goldberger Family Field. Cornell opened the first half with two goals and then added four in the second for the victory.

Brown shutout Colgate, 4-0, in 2016 at Goldberger Family Field. Junior Ellie Seid and sophomores Gina Openshaw and Ali Dunning recorded goals for the Bears while their defense did not allow a Colgate shot on goal the entire game. Sophomore Corinne Condie also added two assists in the contest.  

Brown has two sets of siblings on its 2017 roster in sophomore Allee Ayles and junior Maddie Ayles along with freshmen Anagha Nayak and Anya Nayak. The older Ayles (Maddie) is a back for the Bears and is tied for fifth all-time in defensive saves while Allee is a goalkeeper. As for the Nayak twins, Anagha is a back/midfielder while Anya is a forward/midfielder. Both Nayak sisters tallied a goal against Siena on Sept. 15. Anagha is tied for the team lead in goals with five on the year.

Senior Maggie Mostoller and juniors Katie Hammaker and Rachel Lanouette have been named captains for the 2017 season. Mostoller has appeared in 44 career games at the midfield while Hammaker and Lanouette started every game of their careers.

The Brown field hockey team has partnered with Vs. Cancer this season to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer. The team's fundraiser is lasting throughout the school year. In partnership with Vs. Cancer, fifty percent of the money raised will fund national brain tumor research efforts through the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, while the other half goes directly to the pediatric oncology unit at Hasbro Children's Hospital.

Fans can make a donation to the team's fundraising efforts by clicking here.

The Bears will play in their final home game of the 2017 campaign, the team's Senior Day, on Saturday, Oct. 28 against Penn. The game is set to begin at 12:00 p.m. at Goldberger Family Field, with the senior ceremony starting before the contest.