Brown Sails Past Holy Cross 5-2

Brown Sails Past Holy Cross 5-2

Oct. 29, 2003

Providence, RI ^ The Brown University Bears (10-5) crushed Holy Cross (10-6) on Wednesday, October 29, 2003 on Warner Roof. The Bears were led by the senior class with all five goals and all but one assist coming from the Class of 2004. Senior Molly Carleton (Shaker Heights, OH) had two goals and an assist to lead Brown.

Bruno flared up halfway through the first period with back-to-back goals, scored 1:05 apart. The first came at 15:49 when senior Lizzie Buza (Houston, TX) set up for the initial shot on a penalty corner and passed the ball down and right to senior Meaghan Harwood (Hoosick Falls, NY), who pushed it into the corner of the cage. At 14:44, Buza passed the ball to senior Laurel Pierpont (Jacksonville, FL) at the stroke mark. Pierpont found Carleton down on the right who, notched her first goal of the game.

Holy Cross, offense was quiet until the end of the first when, with 51 seconds left, they scored their first goal of the game. They came back from halftime strong, tying the game at 2-2 with 33:23 remaining in the game.

Brown didn't retaliate until 19:05 when sophomore Brooke Townsend (Houston, TX) sent a bouncing pass to Carleton at the top of the circle. Carleton one touched it on the move hitting the top of the backboard and giving Brown a one-goal lead. At 10:57, Buza picked up a rebound and sent it home for a 4-2 Brown advantage. The Bears, fifth and final goal of the game came with 1:40 left to play. Carleton passed it to Pierpont who sent a slow roller past the Holy Cross goalie, who was out of the cage. One Holy Cross player dived for the ball but missed, for the final 5-2 score. Junior Katie Noe (Simsbury, CT) had seven saves in the win.

The Bears continue action on Saturday, November 1, 2003 at 12:00 noon against Ivy rival the University of Pennsylvania in their last home game of the season.

Game Summary
HOLY CROSS 1 1 - 2
BROWN 2 3 - 5

Scoring Summary
Team Half Time Goal Assist Score
BROWN 1 15:49 Meaghan Harwood Lizzie Buza 1-0
BROWN 1 14:44 Molly Carleton Laurel Pierpont 2-0
HOLY CROSS 1 :51 Jillian LeClair Kristina Dodier 2-1
HOLY CROSS 2 33:23 Jenna Cook Tara Welch 2-2
BROWN 2 19:05 Molly Carleton Brooke Townsend 3-2
BROWN 2 10:57 Lizzie Buza 4-2
BROWN 2 1:40 Laurel Pierpont Molly Carleton 5-2
Shots Inside the Circle: Holy Cross (13), Brown (27)
Penalty Corners: Holy Cross (8), Brown (10)
HOLY CROSS: Jennifer Corsilli 31:24 7 saves, 2 goals allowed
HOLY CROSS: Sony Kuhn 38:36 3 saves, 3 goals allowed
BROWN: Katie Noe 70:00 7 saves, 2 goals allowed