September 23, 2006

Bears Dominate Harvard in 1-0 Victory

Sept. 23, 2006

Box Score

PROVIDENCE, RI - The Brown University field hockey team (5-1, 2-0) dominated Harvard (0-7, 0-2) in an Ivy League battle Saturday afternoon at Warner Roof. Junior leading scorer Andrea Posa (Weston, MA) scored the contest's only goal just 1:47 into the second half.

The Crimson outshot Brown, 3-2, in a scoreless first half, but none of their three shots found the goal, as junior Kristen Hodavance (Emmaus, PA) was never forced to make a save. Harvard also had a 2-1 advantage in penalty corners during the first 35 minutes of play.

The second half was a different story, though, as Brown outshot Harvard, 11-1 and posted a 4-1 lead in penalty corners. Posa, who scored twice in Wednesday's 4-2 win over URI, gave Brown a lead 1:47 into the second half when she scored her fifth goal of the year. She has now scored at least one goal in five of the Bears' six games, all wins.

The Bears fired 10 more shots on net during the rest of the second half, but Posa's goal would stand as the only goal of the game, thanks to eight second-half saves by Harvard's Kelly Knoche. Hodavance picked up the shutout, her second of the year, without having to make a save for Brown.

The Bears continue action when they travel to Boston to face Northeastern on Wednesday afternoon, September 27, at 3:00 p.m.