Oct. 12, 2008
BURLINGTON, VT - Freshman Leslie Springmeyer (New Vernon, NJ) tied the score at 1-1 just 37 seconds into the second half, but Vermont (7-6) responded with two goals in a span of 2:20 to earn a 3-1 victory over the Brown field hockey team (3-8) on Sunday afternoon at Moulton Winder Field.
Vermont dominated play in the first half, outshooting Brown 11-0 in the stanza. Megan Maynard took advantage of this, scoring the first of her two goals 11:28 into the contest. Maegan Luce took a shot that was saved by sophomore Lauren Kessler (Burtonsville, MD), but the rebound went right to Maynard who sent it in to make it 1-0.
Brown recorded more shots in the first 37 seconds of the second half then it did in all of the first, as Springmeyer stole a ball deep in UVM territory, had her first attempt stopped in a one-on-one against Vermont's Kristen Heavens, but converted off the rebound to tie it up.
The Catamounts didn't take long to regain the lead, as 2:22 later Lauren Burke sent a ball from midfield through defenders to Berger, who snuck behind the defense. Berger carried the ball in and ripped a shot from just inside the circle to put Vermont on top for good, 2-1.
Vermont would add an insurance tally at the 40:19 mark, as Maynard made it 3-1.
The Catamounts held a 21-9 edge in shots and 8-3 advantage in corners for the game. Heavens earned the win with five saves, all in the second half, while Kessler stopped eight shots for the Bears, including six in the first half.
Brown returns to action Saturday, October 18, when it travels to Princeton to face the Tigers in a 12:00 noon game.