Field Hockey Defeats Columbia, 6-1

Field Hockey Defeats Columbia, 6-1

Sept. 21, 2002

PROVIDENCE, RI - Junior Laurel Pierpont (Jacksonville, FL) scored three goals and added two assists, helping to lead the Bears (2-2, 1-1) to a 6-1 victory over Columbia (1-3, 0-2) in an Ivy League contest Saturday afternoon at Brown's Warner Roof. With the eight-point performance, Pierpont tied the Brown record for points in a single game.

Brown wasted little time in getting on the board, as Pierpont assisted on a goal from junior Molly Carleton (Shaker Heights, OH) just 5:27 into the contest. Pierpont scored her first goal 2:18 later, which proved to be the game-winner, after a scramble in front of the net.

Junior Meaghan Harwood (Hoosick Falls, NY), who finished the game with two goals, gave Brown a 3-0 lead with 7:56 remaining in the first half, after receiving a pass from classmate Lizzie Buza (Houston, TX).

Columbia got on the board before the end of the first half, coming to within 3-1 with 6:14 left in the first stanza.

Both teams came out on fire to start the second half, but Pierpont notched another unassisted tally with 31:29 remaining in the game and assisted on Harwood's second goal with 28:13 remaining, increasing Brown's lead to 5-1. Senior Colleen Kanara (Kennett Square, PA) assisted on Pierpont's third goal with 5:52 left to play, as she finished with a hat-trick and tied the single-game point record set by Tara Mounsey '01 in 1999.

Sophomore goalie Katie Noe (Simsbury, CT) made one in net for the Bears, while Columbia goalie, Allison Stadnick stopped four shots for the Lions.

Brown continues action on Wednesday when it travels to the University of Connecticut for a 4:00 p.m. game.

Game Summary
COLUMBIA 1 0 -- 1
BROWN 3 3 -- 6

Scoring Summary
Team Half Time Goal Assist Score
BROWN 1 29:33 Molly Carleton Laurel Pierpont 1-0
BROWN 1 27:14 Laurel Pierpont unassisted 2-0
BROWN 1 7:56 Meaghan Harwood Lizzie Buza 3-0
COLUMBIA 1 6:14 Tracy Bucholski Thornton 3-1
BROWN 2 31:29 Laurel Pierpont unassisted 4-1
BROWN 2 28:13 Meaghan Harwood Laurel Pierpont 5-1
BROWN 2 5:52 Laurel Pierpont Colleen Kanara 6-1

Shots Inside the Circle: Columbia (2), Brown (16)

Penalty Corners: Columbia (6), Brown (9)

COLUMBIA : Allison Stadnick 45:59 4 saves, 5 goals allowed
Molly Starsia-Lasagna 24:01 0 saves, 1 goal allowed
BROWN: Katie Noe 70:00 1 save, 1 goal allowed