Missed Opportunities for the Bears Lead to 1-0 Cornell Victory
Oct. 21, 2006
PROVIDENCE, RI - Despite outshooting Cornell (5-7, 3-3), 19-7, and holding a 16-1 advantage in penalty corners, the Brown field hockey team (7-5, 3-2) suffered its third straight defeat, a 1-0 loss to the Big Red in Ivy action on Saturday afternoon at Warner Roof. Cornell's Brenna Gulotta broke the 0-0 tie, scoring on a breakaway with 6:28 remaining to lift the Big Red to the win.
Brown came out firing on all cylinders, while taking seven shots and earning four penalty corners in the opening 15 minutes of play. The game then became a battle in the midfield, with each team fighting for position and good scoring opportunities. The Big Red took their first two shots of the game towards the middle of the half, and it wasn't until the 28th minute of play that Brown took another shot after firing off its first seven.
At 30:59, Gulotta nearly scored on a breakaway, but Brown junior goalie Kristen Hodavance (Emmaus, PA) made a great save to keep Cornell off the board.
The Big Red took just two shots in the second half as Brown fired off 11 at the other end of the field, but Cornell made its second shot of the half count as Gulotta beat Hodavance stick-side on a breakaway for the 1-0 win.
Brown, which limited Cornell to just one penalty corner for the game, had four late chances to score with four penalty corners in a row after the Cornell goal, but the Bears couldn't find the back of the net.
Cornell goalie Shannon Prescott stopped 10 shots, including eight in the second half to pick up the win, while Hodavance made three saves for Brown. Senior Samantha Lloyd (Shavertown, PA) led all players with five shots, while junior Sandhya Dhir (Agoura Hills, CA) and sophomore Victoria Sacco (Madison, NJ) each fired off four shots.
Brown will look to rebound and get back on the winning track tomorrow afternoon when it hosts Bucknell at 1:00 p.m.