Sept. 8, 2007
PROVIDENCE, RI - Dartmouth scored seven minutes into the game and never looked back as the Big Green (2-1, 1-0) earned a 2-1 victory over the Brown field hockey team (0-2, 0-1) on Saturday afternoon on Warner Roof in the Bears 2007 Ivy and home opener.
The Big Green came out strong, outshooting Brown, 4-2, during the opening seven minutes and grabbing a 1-0 lead when Ashley Hines beat a Bears' defender as flicked the ball past senior Kristen Hodavance (Emmaus, PA) at 6:59. Over the next 20:22, neither team could gain an edge, and the Dartmouth defense allowed just two Brown shots during this time, both of which were wide of the cage. At the other end of the field, the Big Green kept the Brown defense busy with four shots of their own, including two on cage and one that was blocked by a Brown player.
At 27:21 on a broken penalty corner play, Whitney Waugh fed Katy Hagy on the far side and Hagy lifted the ball into the opposite corner for a 2-0 Dartmouth lead.
The Bears came to life after the goal and nearly scored with 1:25 left in the half. Freshman Cami Misas (Hummelstown, PA), who became the third member of the Class of 2011 to make her collegiate debut, was alone on the left post and fired the ball on net. However, Dartmouth's Jordan Sedlacek made a diving save to keep Brown off the board and end the threat.
Inspired by the crowd of over 400 spectators and using momentum from the end of the first half, Bruno came out of the break with renewed energy and came to within one just 2:33 into the second half.
On a broken Brown corner, Junior Victoria Sacco's (Madison, NJ) shot was saved by Sedlacek. Senior Andrea Posa (Weston, MA), who led the Ivy League with nine goals last year, picked up the lose ball and slipped it into the back of the net for her first score of the season.
Senior Sandhya Dhir (Agoura Hills, CA) led Brown with four shots, while Posa had three. For the game, the Big Green held an 18-14 advantage in shots and a 9-4 advantage in penalty corners, including seven in the second half. Hodavance finished the game with six saves.
Now in the midst of a five-game homestand, the Bears return to action on Wednesday, September 12th, when they host Sacred Heart at 4:00 p.m. The game video will be streamed live on the internet. Fans can watch the game by following the links to B2-Networks from Brownbears.com.