Led by a Trio of Sophomores, Bears Close out 2005 Campaign with 2-1 win at Yale

Nov. 5, 2005

Box Score

New Haven, CT - Despite getting outshot 17-3 during the first 35:00 of action, the Brown field hockey team (8-8, 5-2) used a penalty stroke midway through the first to take a 1-0 lead on the Bulldogs en route to a 2-1 victory over Yale (6-10, 1-6) on Saturday afternoon in New Haven, CT. With the win, the Bears finish the Ivy season with a 5-2 record and tied for second place in the league with Dartmouth.

Thanks in large part to sophomore goalie Kristen Hodavance (Emmaus, PA), who made seven of her 10 saves in the first half, the Bears were able to prevent Yale from scoring, and it was Brown that would grab the first lead of the game. Sophomore Andrea Posa (Weston, MA) converted on a penalty stroke at 16:04 to five Brown a 1-0 lead, scoring on one of just three shots for the Bears in the first half.

Brown picked up the pace of play in the second, playing even with the Bulldogs, but Yale knotted the contest at 1-1 at 53:40 when Grace Morris scored an unassisted goal.

However, less than six minutes later, at 59:21, sophomore Ani Kazarian (Providence, RI) scored what would prove to be the game-winning goal, for the 2-1 final. The win also avenges last year's 3-2 overtime loss to the Bulldogs.

Game Summary
BROWN 1 1 -- 2
YALE 0 1 -- 1

Scoring: B, Posa (penalty stroke), 16:04; Y, Morris, 53:40; B, Kazarian, 59:21.
Saves: Kristen Hodavance (70:00), 10; Y, Kate Crandall (70:00), 6.
Shots Inside the Circle: Brown (9), Yale (24)
Penalty Corners: Brown (1); Yale (8)