NEW HAVEN, CT – The Brown women's lacrosse team (6-6, 1-4) scored five of the game's first seven goals, building a 5-2 lead just 1:37 into the second half on a goal by sophomore Bre Hudgins (Syracuse, NY). However, the Yale defense, sparked by a 12-save effort from goalie Erin McMullan, held down the fort for the majority of the remaining 28 minutes, allowing the Bulldogs to come back for a 9-6 win over the Bears on Wednesday afternoon at Reese Stadium.
After Hudgins increased the lead to 5-2 early in the second half, Crow's second goal of the afternoon eight minutes later sparked a 6-0 Yale run, which was capped by a Devon Rhodes goal with 12:01 left in the game.
Freshman Alexandra Crerend (New Canaan, CT) scored her 20th of the season with 5:23 remaining to bring Brown to within 8-6, but that was as close as the Bears would get, as Crow's fifth of the day with eight seconds left secured the 9-6 victory for Yale.
Crerend led the Bears with four ground balls and also added one draw control and one caused turnover, while Hudgins and Healy each had a team-high three draw controls. Freshman Alyssa DiBona (Media, PA) led Brown with four caused turnovers. Senior Isabel Harvey (Baltimore, MD) earned the start in net and recorded five saves.
Brown continues action this Saturday, April 21st, when it travels to Philadelphia to face Penn in a 1:00 p.m. contest.