Bears to Host St. Mary's Tuesday at 1:00

PROVIDENCE, RI - The Bears enter Tuesday’s game against St. Mary's following an 11-10 win over Harvard on Saturday, their second straight victory over the Crimson. Brown begins a two-game homestand this afternoon against the Gaels, as it will host Dartmouth in its fourth Ivy game of the season on Saturday. This afternoon’s contest marks the second meeting all-time between the two programs and the first since March 2007.

LAST TIME OUT: Against the Crimson on Saturday, sophomore Kaela McGilloway paced the offense with five goals and one assist, while junior Alexa Caldwell added two goals and senior Molly McCarthy posted a pair of assists. Senior Kara Kelly, junior Paris Waterman, and freshmen Lindsay Minges and Tara Rooke (gwg) all scored a goal in the game. The Bears raced out to an 8-3 halftime lead, outshooting Harvard, 19-4, during the opening 30 minutes and then stretched that lead to 10-3 early in the second. Brown stood strong during the final 20 minutes of play, during which time Harvard outscored Brown, 7-1, including six straight goals, to hold on for the one-goal victory. Waterman led Brown with three draw controls and two caused turnovers, while Caldwell led Brown with a pair of ground balls. Sophomore Isabel Harvey recorded seven saves, several of which came in the final minutes of play with Harvard looking to tie the game and force overtime.

ALL-TIME VS. ST. MARY’S: Brown is 1-0 all-time against the Gaels, winning the first meeting between the two schools, 17-6, on March 24th, 2007.

LAST TIME VS. ST. MARY’S: In the 2007 contest, Brown raced out to a 7-3 lead in the first half and then held a 15-4 lead with 12:28 left to play after a six-goal second-half run. Jesse Nunn ’09 led Brown with five goals, while Lauren Vitkus ’09 added three. Molly McCarthy ’10 also helped to lead the Bears’ attack, which saw nine different goal scorers, dishing out a game-high five assists. Melissa King ’08 recorded five saves in 52:40, before giving way to Amanda Rosenberg ’10, who made two saves in relief.

TODAY’S OPPONENT: The Gaels make their second trip East this season to play Brown and Fairfield, after facing Hofstra and Long Island on the road earlier this season. St. Mary’s enters Tuesday’s game following a 16-8 loss to Drexel on Friday. Mariah Walk ’13 leads the Gaels with 21 points (17g, 4a), while Juliet Munroe ’12 adds 18 points (16g, 2a). Caroline Mahony ’13 adds 14 points (9g, 5a), while two other players, Amy Daniels ’10 (11g, 2a) and Jillian Chong ’13 (10g, 3a) both have 13 points. Goalie Kathleen Worsdale ’13 leads the team with 23 ground balls, while Abbie Coleman ’10 and Maggie Schwab ’10 each have 15. Coleman leads the Gaels with 13 caused turnovers, while Ciara Breckenridge ’11 adds nine. Walk (22) and Coleman (17) are first and second on the team in draw controls, respectively. Worsdale has more-or-less split time in net with Whitney Campitiello ’11. Campitiello leads the way with a 14.93 GAA and a .337 save percentage in six games (221:00), while Worsdale has a 17.61 GAA and a .333 save percentage in five games (259:00).

Pictured: Kiki Manners ’10. Photo by DSPics.net.