Field Hockey Falls To Dartmouth In Heartbreaking 5-4 Loss

Field Hockey Falls To Dartmouth In Heartbreaking 5-4 Loss

Sept. 14, 2002

HANOVER, NH - Dartmouth (1-0, 1-0) scored two goals in the final two minutes of the game to come back from a 4-2 deficit and defeat Brown (0-1, 0-1), 5-4 in the Ivy League and 2002 season-opener for both teams.

The Big Green took a 1-0 lead just 7:39 into the contest, but the Bears responded 3:50 later to tie the game at 1-1 with 23:31 remaining in the first half. Senior Ashley Wallace (Avon, CT) scored the first goal of the season for the Bears and junior Molly Carleton (Shaker Heights, OH) connected on a pass from junior Laurel Pierpont (Jacksonville, FL) just 3:52 later to give the Bears a 2-1 lead with 19:39 left in the first half.

Dartmouth struck at the 14:37 mark to again knot the game, but Pierpont tallied her first goal of the season off a pass from sophomore Evan O'Connell (Greenwich, CT) with 7:47 remaining in the half, giving Brown a 3-2 lead at the Break.

Junior Lizzie Buza (Houston, TX) increased Brown's lead to 4-2 less than two minutes into the second half, connecting on a pass from senior Cory Pelletier (Walpole, MA). The score remained 4-2 in favor of the Bears for most of the second half, but Dartmouth began its comeback with 21:37 remaining. The Big Green then tallied twice in the closing two minutes for the 5-4 final.

Sophomore Kathryn Noe (Simsbury, CT) made 9 saves in the game for the Bears, who continue action tomorrow when they face Vermont at 1:00 p.m. in a game played at Dartmouth.

Game Summary
BROWN 3 1 -- 4
DARTMOUTH 2 3 -- 5

Scoring Summary
Team Half Time Goal Assist Score
DARTMOUTH 1 27:21 Kelly Storer Moyer, Welch 0-1
BROWN 1 23:31 Ashley Wallace unassisted 1-1
BROWN 1 19:39 Molly Carleton Laurel Pierpont 2-1
DARTMOUTH 1 14:37 Lauren Welch unassisted 2-2
BROWN 1 7:47 Laurel Pierpont Evan O'Connell 3-2
BROWN 2 33:45 Lizzie Buza Cory Pelletier 4-2
DARTMOUTH 2 21:37 Carolyn Steele unassisted 4-3
DARTMOUTH 2 1:57 Lauren Welch unassisted 4-4
DARTMOUTH 2 0:34 Lauren Welch unassisted 4-5

Shots on Goal: Brown (7), Dartmouth (14)

Penalty Corners: Brown (10), Dartmouth (13)

BROWN: Katie Noe 70:00 9 saves, 5 goals allowed
DARTMOUTH: Lauren Belukjian 70:00 3 saves, 4 goals allolwed