PROVIDENCE, RI – The Brown women's lacrosse team (6-6, 1-4) travels to Penn on Saturday, April 21st, to face the Quakers in a 1:00 p.m. Ivy League contest. The game will pit Brown freshman Abby Bunting (Wellesley, MA) against her older sister, Caroline, who is a junior at Penn. The game is also the final away contest for the Bears, who close the 2012 season next Saturday, April 28th, at home against Cornell.
THE LAST TIME OUT: Brown enters the contest following a 9-6 loss to Yale in New Haven. The Bears led, 4-2, at halftime, but the Bulldogs used a 7-2 second half to come back for the victory. Sophomore Bre Hudgins (Syracuse, NY) led the Bears with two goals, while junior Lindsay Minges (Rochester, NY), sophomores Grace Healy (Bellport, NY) and Danielle Mastro (Endicott, NY), and freshman Alexandra Crerend (New Canaan, CT) all scored one goal. Healy and Hudgins both had three draw controls to lead Brown, while freshman Alyssa DiBona (Media, PA) led the Bears with four caused turnovers. Crerend had a team high four ground balls. Senior Isabel Harvey (Baltimore, MD) recorded five saves.
ABOUT BROWN: Senior Kaela McGilloway leads the Bears in scoring with 43 points (21g, 22a) while sophomore Bre Hudgins is second on the team with 25 points (20g, 5a). Senior Julia Keller and freshman Alexandra Crerend are tied for third on the team with 22 points each, while sophomore Danielle Mastro (Endicott, NY) adds 21 points (15g, 6a). Sophomore Erin Roos (Wilmette, IL) continues to lead the team in ground balls (18) and caused turnovers (19), while sophomore Grace Healy leads the Bears with 32 draw controls. Freshman Kellie Roddy has played 419 minutes in net and has posted an 11.31 GAA with a .358 save percentage in 11 games, six starts. Senior Isabel Harvey has a 10.58 GAA and a .361 save percentage in nine games, six starts.
IN THE RECORD BOOKS: Senior Kaela McGilloway continues to climb Brown's all-time career scoring leaders and enters the Penn game ranked 2nd all-time with 173 points, 3rd all-time with 104 career goals, and 3rd all-time with 69 career assists. Sophomore Grace Healy has moved into 6th all-time at Brown with 83 career draw controls. McGilloway's 43 points this season are 16th all-time at Brown, while her 22 assists this season are 6th all-time at Brown. Healy's 32 draw controls this season are 10th all-time. Sophomore Erin Roos ranks 18th all-time at Brown with her 19 caused turnovers this year.
ABOUT PENN: Yale is 6-5 on the season and 4-1 in the Ivy League and enters Saturday's contest against the Bears following a 9-7 loss to Dartmouth. Penn is led by Erin Brennan, who has 41 points (22g, 19a), while Meredith Cain is second with 23 points (19g, 4a). Caroline Bunting (17g, 4a) and Courtney Tomchik (16g, 4a) have also reached 20 points on the season with 21 and 20, respectively. Emily Leitner leads the team with 25 ground balls and 10 caused turnovers. Maddie Poplawski has a team-high 38 draw controls, while Cain adds 30. Leitner has played the majority of time in net this year and has a 10.57 GAA to go along with a .437 save percentage.
BROWN vs. PENN: All-time, Brown is 9-30 against Penn, following a 12-5 loss in Providence last year, Penn's 8th straight win, as the Bears' last victory was a 10-8 decision in 2003. In the 2011 contest, Paris Waterman '11 (2g) and Kaela McGilloway '12 (2a) both had two points, while Danielle Mastro '14, Bre Hudgins '14, and Alexa Caldwell '11 all scored one goal. The Bears held a 3-1 lead with just over 12 minutes left in the first half, but the Quakers closed the half on a five-goal run and then scored the first goal of the second half to lead, 7-3, with 23 minutes left to play. Hudgins' goal at the 39:36 mark made it 7-4, but Penn responded with three straight goals to put the game out of reach. Waterman and Caldwell both had two draw controls to lead the Bears, while Caldwell added two caused turnovers and five ground balls. Hudgins also had five ground balls in the loss. Isabel Harvey '12 stopped seven shots in 52:26, before giving way to Maggie Suprey '11, who recorded one save in 7:34.