September 20, 2006

Bears Win Battle over Interstate Rival, Rhode Island, 4-2

Sept. 20, 2006

Box Score

PROVIDENCE, RI - In its first home game since opening the season with a 5-2 win over Vermont on September 3, the Brown field hockey team (4-1) picked up a 4-2 victory over interstate rival Rhode Island on Wednesday afternoon at Warner Roof. After a sluggish first half by both teams, in which the Bears outshot the Rams, 11-0, the Bears stormed out to a 2-0 lead within the first 15:00 of the second half, and never looked back en route to the win. Junior leading scorer Andrea Posa (Weston, MA) led Brown with two goals, while senior Stacy Gugliotta and junior Sandhya Dhir (Agoura Hills, CA) also found the back of the net.

After the scoreless first half, Posa scored her first of two goals with the Bears on a Penalty Corner. Senior Samantha Lloyd (Shavertown, PA) fired a shot from the top of the circle and Posa tipped the ball into the upper right corner of the net for the 1-0 lead at 40:45.

Less than 10 minutes later, at 49:54 and with Brown on another penalty corner, Posa knocked a loose ball into the back of the net, giving the Bears a 2-0 lead with her fifth goal of the season.

However, Rhody would not give up, and Jill Powers took advantage of the Rams' first penalty corner of the game to bring the Rams to within 2-1 just 5:14 after Posa's second goal.

But, Gugliotta, who had a goal and an assist on Sunday against Lehigh, regained the two-goal advantage for Brown at 59:36, putting home a feed from sophomore Sara Eaton (Arlington, VA). The two teams traded unassisted goals in a span of 51 seconds with Jeannie Records scoring for URI at 65:45 and Dhir netting her fourth of the year for the Bears at 66:36.

Brown dominated the game, earning a 27-6 advantage in shots, forcing URI's M.J. Britt to make 10 saves in net. The Bears also recorded 15 penalty corners to URI's one. In net, junior Kristen Hodavance (Emmaus, PA) posted two saves to earn the win. Brown takes a break from non-league action this Saturday, September 23, at 12:00 noon when it hosts Harvard on Warner Roof.