Field Hockey Beats Sacred Heart 3-2

Field Hockey Beats Sacred Heart 3-2

Sept. 10, 2003

PROVIDENCE, RI - The Brown field hockey team (1-1) defeated Sacred Heart (3-2) Wednesday, September 10, 3-2, at Warner Roof. At the end of the first half the Bears led the Pioneers 3-1 with goals coming from freshman Stacy Gugliotta (East Falmouth, MA), senior Laurel Pierpont (Jacksonville, FL) and sophomore Brooke Townsend (Houston, TX). Sacred Heart tried to rally scoring with six minutes left in the second half, but were ultimately unable to tie it up.

Brown got on board early in the game when Gugliotta scored her first career goal for Brown less than five minutes into the game. With 19:56 left senior Lizzie Buza (Houston, TX) passed it to Pierpont on the left side, who controlled the ball and put it in low for a clean goal. The Pioneers had been quiet thus far but with 13:10 on the clock Christy Bobe scored her first of two goals. Brown quickly retaliated with Townsend's goal with 10:58 remaining in the half. Townsend had picked up the rebound from a Pierpont shot and sent it home. The Bears went into halftime with a two-goal lead.

In the final half of the game the Bears had several opportunities to score, but couldn't quite finish. Pierpont had a noteworthy shot that hit the pole rebounding onto the field with just over 20 minutes remaining in the game. The Pioneers picked up the pace at the end of the contest when Bobe scored again with 6:30 on the clock. Brown shut down the Sacred Heart rally and the game ended with a Brown corner. Bruno had 24 shots on goal for the day compared to 11 total shots for Sacred Heart. Junior Katie Noe (Simsbury, CT) had seven saves and senior Meaghan Harwood (Hoosick Falls, NY) notched a defensive save.

Brown continues action on Saturday, September 13, when it hosts Dartmouth at 12:00 noon on Warner Roof.

Game Summary
BROWN 3 0 -- 3

Scoring Summary
Team Half Time Goal Assist Score
BROWN 1 31:43 Stacy Gugliotta 1-0
BROWN 1 19:56 Laurel Pierpont Lizzie Buza 2-0
SH 1 13:10 Christy Bobe Colleen Carney 2-1
BROWN 2 9:29 Brooke Townsend 3-1
SH 2 6:30 Christy Bobe 3-2

Shots Inside the Circle: Sacred Heart (11), Brown (24)
Penalty Corners: Sacred Heart (4), Brown (6)

SACRED HEART: Robyn Breer 70:00 12 saves, 3 goals allowed
BROWN: Katie Noe 70:00 7 saves, 2 goals allowed