Oct. 13, 2007
PROVIDENCE, RI - The Brown field hockey team (0-11, 0-4) dropped a 5-0 decision to Princeton (7-4, 4-1) in an Ivy League contest on Saturday afternoon at Warner Roof. The Tigers scored twice in a span of 1:28 early in the game and never looked back en route to the 5-0 shutout.
Candice Arner, who led Princeton with two goals, got things started just 5:04 into the game when she picked up a lose ball in front of the cage and lifted it up and over senior Kristen Hodavance (Emmaus, PA). Just 1:28 later, at 6:32, the Tigers rushed down the field on a three-on-one break. Katie Kinzer carried the ball up the middle, drawing Brown's lone defender to her, before dishing the ball to Kaitlin Donovan on her right. Donovan one-timed the ball past Hodavance near side for the 2-0 lead.
Arner then gave the Tigers a 3-0 lead at 15:45, scoring on a long shot from the top left of the circle that found the far corner.
Freshman Lauren Kessler (Burtonsville, MD) replaced Hodavance at the 20:12 mark of the first half, and before she even had a chance to get situated, Christina Bortz increased the Tigers' lead to 4-0 at 20:40.
Kinzer, who also assisted Bortz's goal, added Princeton's fifth at 41:20 on a rebound off a Tigers' penalty corner, for the 5-0 final.
The Bears were led by junior Victoria Sacco (Madison, NJ), who had four shots, including one that eluded Princeton goalie Cynthia Wray at 65:58. However, Kaitlyn Perrelle made a defensive save to keep Brown off the board.
Princeton held a 21-8 advantage in shots and led Brown in penalty corners by an 11-6 margin. Hodavance finished with two saves in 20:12, while Kessler made six saves in 49:48. The Bears continue action tomorrow afternoon when they travel to MIT to face Boston University at 3:00 p.m.