Field Hockey Suffers First Loss in Double Overtime Thriller

(Sept. 18, 2000) -- The Brown Field Hockey team traveled to Hanover, New Hampshire on September 16 for its first Ivy League match-up of the season, coming away with a 2-1 loss against Dartmouth in double-overtime.

The first half of the game was scoreless for both sides, with Brown recording only two shots and Dartmouth registering only one. It was mostly midfield play for the first 35 minutes. Dartmouth was awarded one penalty corner to Brown's four, and three goalie saves were recorded in the period.

Dartmouth wasted no time in the second half, as Lisa Thomas put them on the scoreboard with an unassisted goal only 40 seconds into the half. Brown outshot the Big Green 8-2 in the rest of regulation, but couldn't find its first goal until Cara Gardner (Hensall, Ontario) fired a rocket past the goalie with one minute left in the game to tie the score and force overtime play.

Once again, the first overtime period was scoreless for both teams, with the Bears taking four shots on goal and Dartmouth taking three. The Big Green also had one opportunity to score on a penalty corner, but Brown goalie Annie Owens (Louisville, KY) deflected a blast from the top of the circle that knocked her glove off and kept them in the game.

The winning goal came with only 3:16 left in overtime play, when Dartmouth's Lauren Welsh drove the ball into the back of the net in the second 15 minute overtime.

Brown's record drops to 2-1 overall, 0-1 Ivy, while Dartmouth improves to 3-0 overall, 1-0 Ivy.

The Bears have their next game this Wednesday at home, September 20, when they take on the Rhode Island Rams at 4:00 p.m. on Warner Roof.

Game Summary
BROWN		0	1	0	0   -   1
DARTMOUTH 	0	1	0	1   -   2

Scoring Summary
Team		Half Time	Goal	Assist		Score
Dartmouth	2	 	34:20	Lisa Thomas	1-0
Brown		2		1:03	Cara Gardner	1-1
Dartmouth	2ot		3:16	Lauren Welsh	2-1

Shots on Goal:  Brown (15), Dartmouth (8)

Penalty Corners:  Brown (7), Dartmouth (4)

BROWN:  Annie Owens - 70 min.; 6 saves, 2 goals 
DARTMOUTH:  Brittany D'Augustine - 70 min.; 14 saves, 1 goal