Bears Resume Action at #9 Stanford After Nine-Day Hiatus
PROVIDENCE, RI – Currently riding a two-game winning streak after wins over Holy Cross and Bryant, the Brown women's lacrosse team will face #9 Stanford (8-1) on Tuesday afternoon, March 29th, at 7:00 p.m. Eastern time in Palo Alto. The game begins a tough stretch for the 5-2 Bears, who will travel to #18 Dartmouth on Saturday and then return home for a pair of games against Harvard and #3 Duke the following weekend.
Tuesday's game against the Cardinal can be followed on Gametracker free of charge.
THE LAST TIME OUT: Brown enters the contest following a nine-day break from game action and is coming off a 14-4 victory over in-state rival Bryant for the Ocean State Cup. In the win over the Bulldogs, eight different players scored at least one goal with senior Alexa Caldwell (Middletown, DE) leading the way with 5 points (4g, 1a). Freshman Danielle Mastro (Endicott, NY) had three points (1g, 2a) in the win, while freshmen Grace Healy (Bellport, NY) and Erin Roos (Wilmette, IL), and junior Julia Keller (Concord, MA) all scored a pair of goals. Sophomore Lindsay Minges (Rochester, NY) added a pair of assists for a multi-point game as well. Healy continued to dominate on the draw, winning four draw controls, while sophomore Sidney Jacobs (Blue Bell, PA) led the Bears with four ground balls and three caused turnovers. Junior Isabel Harvey (Baltimore, MD) recorded five saves, while allowing one goal to earn the win, before giving way to senior Maggie Suprey (South Boston, MA) who made four saves on six shots in 29:30. Sophomore Brienne Donovan (Pine Township, PA) played the final 8:13.
ABOUT BROWN: Junior Kaela McGilloway (Sea Cliff, NY) leads the Bears in scoring with 26 points (18g, 8a) and shares the team lead in goals with freshman Bre Hudgins (Syracuse, NY), who is second on the team with 19 points (18g, 1a). Julia Keller ranks third on the team with 16 points (7g, 9a), while Alexa Caldwell is fourth with 14 points (10g, 4a). Senior Paris Waterman (Newark, DE) and Danielle Mastro have also reached double digits in scoring with 13 and 11 points, respectively. Grace Healy has 33 draw controls on the season to lead the Bears, while Sidney Jacobs leads the team with 15 ground balls and Caldwell paces Brown with 10 caused turnovers. Isabel Harvey has started all seven games and has a 10.02 GAA with a .412 save percentage, while Maggie Suprey has played in all seven games and has an 8.37 GAA and a .485 save percentage.
RANKED AMONG THE NATION'S BEST: Grace Healy ranks fourth in the nation with 4.71 draw controls per game, while Kaela McGilloway is 33rd in the country with 3.71 points per game. As a team, Brown ranks among the top 30 in the country in five categories, including caused turnovers (4th – 11.14/game), winning percentage (16th - .714), scoring offense (22nd – 13.0/game), scoring margin (22nd – 3.43), and scoring defense (26th – 9.57 gaa).
IN THE RECORD BOOKS: Kaela McGilloway continued to climb Brown's all-time career scoring leaders and enters the Stanford game ranked 13th all-time with 106 points, 17th all-time with 70 career goals, and 7th all-time with 36 career assists. Paris Waterman and Alexa Caldwell are currently 10th and 11th all-time at Brown for career caused turnovers with 50 and 48, respectively. The duo also ranks among Brown's all-time career draw control leaders, as Caldwell is 15th with 53 and Waterman is 18th with 49. Isabel Harvey has moved into 8th all-time at Brown for career saves leaders and enters the Stanford game with 210. Grace Healy already ranks 8th all-time at Brown for draw controls in a single season, as her 33 is just 12 shy of tying the season record and 10 shy of entering Brown's all-time top-20 for career draw controls.
ABOUT STANFORD: After winning its first eight games of the year, the Cardinal dropped their first game of the season on Sunday afternoon when it fell to #15 Vanderbilt, 15-10. Stanford is one of the top scoring teams in the nation, averaging 15.67 goals per game and is led by Leslie Foard, who has 30 points (22g, 8a). Foard also leads the team with 21 draw controls. Overall, the Cardinal has had a balanced attack with seven players already with 10 or more goals and five players already with 20 or more points. Emilie Boerl, who is second on the team with 28 points (19g, 9a) leads the team with 19 ground balls, while Karen Nesbitt (12g, 2a) leads the team with 11 caused turnovers. Annie Read has seen the majority of time in net, playing all nine games, and posting a 9.96 GAA and a .464 save percentage. Lyndsey Munoz has appeared in five games and has a 10.12 GAA and a .395 save percentage.
BROWN vs. STANFORD: All-time, Brown is 2-1 against Stanford, though the two teams have not met since 2003 when the Cardinal came away with a 16-7 victory in Palo Alto. Brown posted a 12-7 win in 2002 in a game played in Providence. In the last meeting, Stanford, then ranked 18th in the country, erased an early 3-2 deficit with four straight goals to take a 6-3 lead 12 minutes into the game. After Brown closed the game to 6-4 at the 12:16 mark, Stanford closed the first half with six straight goals to pull away with a 12-4 lead at the end of the first half. Christine Anneberg '04 led Brown with two goals and an assist, while Bekah Rottenberg '03 tallied a goal and two assists. Sarah Passano '05 also scored two goals, while Julia Southard '05 recorded six saves in net.
Pictured: Danielle Mastro '14. Photo by DSPics.net.