Field Hockey Earns First Ivy Win in 3-2 Victory Over Dartmouth

Sept. 13, 2003

Sept. 13, 2003

PROVIDENCE, RI - The Brown field hockey team (2-1, 1-0) avenged last year's loss to Dartmouth (0-2, 0-1) with a 3-2 win over the Big Green Saturday, September 13 , at Warner Roof. The Bears were led by sophomore Brooke Townsend (Houston, TX), who scored all three goals earning the hat trick.

Brown got on board first when Townsend tipped the ball in off a pass from senior Lizzie Buza (Houston, TX) with 30:13 on the clock. At 23:41, the Big Green retaliated when Caitlin Barrett took a chip shot from the top of the circle that went in high and left. Things looked bad for the Bears midway through the first half when Dartmouth received a penalty corner after junior Katie Noe (Simsbury, CT) landed on the ball during play, but Noe was able to stop the penalty shot with a diving save. Brown struck back with 7:17 left in the first when Townsend sent the ball in off a pass from sophomore Kristen Vincent (Glens Falls, NY). The score after the first half was 2-1.

Ten minutes into the second half Bruno widened the gap. The Bears scored on a corner play-the initial pass went to Buza, but was saved by the goalie. Townsend picked up the rebound on the right side rapidly tallying an unassisted goal, her third of the game. However, the Big Green managed to take it back up the field scoring at 20:43, less than a minute after the Brown goal. Despite a penalty corner in the last five minutes that had the sidelines tense, Dartmouth was unable to even things up.

Noe played a complete game for the Bears notching three saves to earn the win. Brown and Dartmouth both had ten shots in the game.

Brown continues action on Sunday, September 14, when it hosts Boston University at 1:00 p.m. on Warner Roof.

Game Summary
DARTMOUTH 1 1 -- 2
BROWN 2 1 -- 3

Scoring Summary
Team Half Time Goal Assist Score
BROWN 1 30:13 Brooke Townsend Lizzie Buza 1-0
DARTMOUTH 1 23:41 Caitling Barrett 1-1
BROWN 1 7:17 Townsend Kristen Vincent 2-1
BROWN 2 21:33 Townsend 3-1
DARTMOUTH 2 20:43 Audrey Knutson Lauren Talbot 3-2

Shots Inside the Circle: Dartmouth (10), Brown (10)
Penalty Corners: Dartmouth (4), Brown (10)

DARTMOUTH: Lauren Balukjian 70:00 5 saves, 3 goals allowed
BROWN: Katie Noe 70:00 3 saves, 2 goals allowed