Bears Fall to #16 Boston College, 9-2

Oct. 12, 2005

Box Score

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - The Brown field hockey team (5-5) scored the first goal of the game, taking a 1-0 on 16th-ranked Boston College (8-4) less than six minutes into the contest, but the Eagles reeled off eight straight goals to cruise to a 9-2 non-league victory on Wednesday night at the Newton campus field.

Brown got on the board first, when senior Kristen Vincent (Glens Falls, NY) connected with classmate Brooke Townsend (Stamford, CT) on a Brown penalty corner just 5:34 into the contest.

The Eagles, however, answered back eight minutes later, tying the score on a penalty corner goal of its own. Boston College would score two more goals for a 3-1 lead when time was stopped for just under 20 minutes to attend to an injury to a Brown player with 7:07 left in the half.

Boston College added three more goals before the end of the first half and then opened the second frame with two straight to take an 8-1 lead with 6:51 left in the game.

Sophomore Andrea Posa (Weston, MA) scored her first career goal with 3:53 left and with 2:04 remaining the Eagles added their ninth for the 9-2 final.

Sophomore Kristen Hodavance (Emmaus, PA) earned the start in net and posted 12 saves, while allowing seven goals in 54:56. Junior Evelyn Brosi (Baltimore, MD) played the remaining 15:04 and made one save, while allowing two goals.

The Bears host Princeton this Saturday in a critical Ivy League matchup at 12:00 noon on Warner Roof. Princeton enters the game with a 4-0 League record. A Brown win on Saturday would put the Bears into a three-way tie for first place in the Ancient Eight.