April 19, 2011

Women’s Lacrosse Overpowers St. Mary’s, 26-6

PROVIDENCE, RI – Freshman Bre Hudgins (Syracuse, NY) led all scorers with six goals, while senior Paris Waterman (Newark, DE) and junior Kaela McGilloway (Sea Cliff, NY) both added five, as the Brown women's lacrosse team (6-7) earned a 26-6 win over St. Mary's (2-12) on Tuesday afternoon at Stevenson Field. The 26 goals breaks the previous Brown record for goals in a game (22), accomplished twice; against Holy Cross in 1986 and against New Hampshire in 1997. With 36 points, the Bears also tied the school record for points in a game, accomplished against Holy Cross in 1986.

Brown began the game by scoring the first seven goals, all unassisted, as Waterman's second of the day capped the opening run 14:02 into the game. After St. Mary's got on the board at the 16:32 mark, three more Bears' goals, two by Waterman and one by senior Alexa Caldwell (Middletown, DE) increased the lead to 10-1 with just over eight minutes left before halftime.

Brown closed the first half by scoring five straight goals, two by McGilloway and one each by Hudgins, Waterman, and Caldwell, as Brown led, 15-2, at the break.

The Bears picked up where they left off to start the second half with Hudgins and McGilloway scoring back-to-back unassisted goals in the first three minutes to increase Brown's lead to 17-2.

The Gaels temporarily halted Brown's momentum with a goal at the 4:28 mark, but a free position goal by sophomore Lindsay Minges (Rochester, NY) at 7:03 of the half sparked a six-goal Brown run, all scored by a different player, as junior Julia Keller (Concord, MA), and freshmen Erin Roos (Wilmette, IL) and Marissa Dale (North Salem, NY) all scored their first of the afternoon during the run, which gave Brown a 23-3 lead with 12 minutes left to play.

Both teams would score three goals in the last 10 minutes to account for the 26-6 final.

For the game, Brown outshot St. Mary's 46-15 and held a 19-8 advantage in ground balls and a 26-8 lead in draw controls. Hudgins and Caldwell paced Brown with six draw controls each, while sophomore Tara Rooke (Wilbraham, MA) led the Bears with three ground balls, two caused turnovers, and also added two goals.

Junior Isabel Harvey (Baltimore, MD) earned the start in cage and made three saves in 13:22, while not allowing a goal. Senior Maggie Suprey (South Boston, MA) allowed three goals in 29:40, before giving way to sophomore Brienne Donovan (Pine Township, PA), who made two saves and allowed three goals in 16:58.

Brown returns to action on Saturday, April 23rd, when it hosts #8 Penn in a 12:00 noon contest.