March 17, 2010

Bears to Face Yale in Second Straight Ivy Contest

PROVIDENCE, RI – Having alternated wins with losses so far this season, Brown will look to continue the trend this afternoon when the Bears face Yale in a 4:00 p.m. Ivy contest. The Bears (2-2, 0-1) enter the game following a 16-6 loss to #13 Princeton, while the Bulldogs, who open their Ivy schedule this afternoon, are coming off a 9-8 victory over Marist. Live stats will be available for the game on brownbears.com.

On Saturday against the Tigers, the Bears raced out to a 2-0 lead on goals by senior Molly McCarthy (Scituate, MA) and sophomore Katelyn Caro (Anodver, MA). However, the Tigers evened things up at 2-2 with a pair of goals of their own and then go up, 3-2 with a third straight tally at the 19:16 mark of the first half. Junior Paris Waterman (Newark, DE), who led all Bears with three goals, tied the score at 3-3 just 3:39 later, but Princeton would close the half with a five-goal run and Brown could never quite recover. The Bears got second-half goals from Waterman (2) and Caro (1). Junior Alexa Caldwell (Middletown, DE) helped to lead the midfield with four ground balls, three caused turnovers, and two draw controls. Sophomore Isabel Harvey (Baltimore, MD) made a season-high 11 saves in net.

On the season the Bears are led by Waterman, who has 10 points (9g, 1a), while sophomore Kaela McGilloway (Sea Cliff, NY) adds nine points (7g, 2a). A trio of players, seniors Bethany Buzzell (Middletown, MD) and McCarthy, and freshman Lindsay Minges (Rochester, NY), all have five points. Senior Kara Kelly (Garden City, NY) leads Brown with 12 ground balls, while McCarthy leads the way with eight draw controls and junior Krissi Penikis (Swarthmore, PA) has a team-high seven caused turnovers. Harvey has played every minute in net this season and has a 10.25 GAA with a .414 save percentage, stopping 29 shots on the year.

Yale (2-3, 0-0) is coming off a 9-8 win at Marist, its best offensive output of the season. Freshman Devon Rhodes had four goals and an assist to improve her team-leading stats to 10 goals, five assists and 15 points. Junior Myra Trivellas had her first career hat trick. She, Rhodes, senior Jessica Sturgill, and sophomore Winnie Call are the four Bulldogs with multiple-goal games so far this season.

Sophomore Whitney Quackenbush had 10 saves against Marist, the sixth time in her last seven games she has reached double-digits in that category. She has a .531 save percentage for the season, ranking 11th in the country in that category.

Brown is 6-29-1 all-time against Yale after picking up a 7-5 victory last year in Providence. In last year’s meeting, Jesse Nunn led four different scorers with three goals and an assist, as the Bears claimed their first victory over Yale since the 1993 season. Caldwell, McGilloway, and McCarthy also scored in the win, while Buzzell and McCarthy each had an assist, in addition to Nunn’s, while Harvey made six saves.

Pictured: Tori Conway ’11. Photo by DSPics.net