On Wednesday, October 1, 2003 the Bears suffered a 6-1 defeat at the hands of the Northeastern. Four of the Huskie's goals came off of corner plays.
Northeastern scored early when Liane Dixon scored unassisted on a breakaway a minute into the game. Sophomore Kristen Vincent (Glens Falls, NY) managed to hassle her on her way in, but couldn't get in front of her. A few minutes later, at 30:15 the Huskies missed the stick stop on the corner, but managed to dribble it in past the supine goalie for their second point of the match. Dixon got on board again for the Huskies at 21:03 when she pushed a ball in from the right side. The Bears struck back at 10:02. Sophomore Laura Kavazanjian (Setauket, NY) had the ball low on the right side and passed it to senior Lizzie Buza (Houston, TX) at the top of the circle. Buza quickly shot off a hard drive, which hit wood in the right corner. Neither team notched another goal in the first half.
Brown was stronger in the second half, but penalty corners were their downfall. The Huskies first got on board at 23:53 , when the initial shot off the corner found the boards. Sara Webber tallied a point for the Huskies at 20:11 when she received the ball on a corner, took it in and scored. At 6:12 the Huskies almost made another goal, but junior Katie Noe (Simsbury, CT) managed to stop it. She didn't stop it cleanly which caused a penalty stroke. However, Noe saved the stroke diving left for a waist high ball sending the Huskies away empty-handed. Yet, at 4:57 a penalty corner was called.
Northeastern passed it left to Jay Quinn who pushed it off-speed to the right side for the final goal of the game. In total, Noe made six saves.
Brown continues action on Saturday, October 4, 2003 against Boston College at 12:00 noon on the Warner Roof.
NORTHEASTERN 3 3 - 6
BROWN 1 0 - 1
Team Half Time Goal Assist Score
NORTHEASTERN 1 33:51 Liane Dixon 1-0
NORTHEASTERN 1 30:15 Mari Creatini Jay Quinn 2-0
NORTHEASTERN 1 21:03 Liane Dixon Jay Quinn 3-0
BROWN 1 10:02 Lizzie Buza Laura Kavazanjian 3-1
NORTHEASTERN 2 23:53 Melissa Rowell Leigh Shea, Mari Creatini 4-1
NORTHEASTERN 2 20:11 Sara Webber Ali Bolster, Leigh Shea 5-1
NORTHEASTERN 2 4:57 Jay Quinn Leigh Shea, Mari Creatini 6-1
Shots Inside the Circle: Northeastern (13), Brown (2)
Penalty Corners: Northeastern (17), Brown (0)
NORTHEASTERN: Diana Nelson 70:00 0 saves, 1 goal allowed
BROWN: Katie Noe 70:00 6 saves, 6 goals allowed