Bears Fall To Lehigh, 2-0

Bears Fall To Lehigh, 2-0

Sept. 18, 2005

Box Score

Providence, RI - The field hockey team (1-3, 0-1) dropped a 2-0 decision to Lehigh this afternoon on Warner Roof in Providence. The Bears controlled most of the first half, keeping the majority of play on the Mountain Hawks defensive side, but was unable to get the ball past Lehigh's goaltender.

Brown drew 12 penalty corners in the opening half, giving the Bears ample opportunities to get on the board. Junior Samantha Lloyd (Shavertown, PA) had a rebound bounce out to her on the left side, but pulled it wide to keep the game scoreless with 17:00 to go in the half. Lehigh opened up the scoring when Marissa Iannarone recorded the first of her two goals at the 11:35 mark, taking a centering feed from Christy Smith and slamming it past Bear's sophomore goalie Kristen Hodavance (Emmaus, PA). The Mountain Hawks added their insurance goal with less then five minutes remaining in the half to grab a 2-0 lead.

Bruno pressured the Lehigh defense through out the second half looking to get on the board. Junior Hope Stockman (Princeton, NJ) collected a loss ball deep in the Mountain Hawks zone and ripped a hard shot towards the net where Grove made a diving save to ensure the shut out victory. Hodavance finished the game with three saves for Brown.

The Bears will wrap up their five game home stand, this week when they take on in state rival Rhode Island on Wednesday, September 21 for a 4:00 PM start.

Game Summary:
Lehigh: 2 0 -2
Brown: 0 0 -0

Scoring Summary:
1st Half: L: Iannarone, Marissa (Smith, Christy) 23:25; L: Iannarone, Marissa (Smith, Christy) 30:28
2nd Half: None

L: Meghan Grove (70:00): 12 6 -28
B: Kristen Hodavnace (70:00): 1 2 -3