Bears Travel to Hanover to Battle #15 Dartmouth
PROVIDENCE, RI – Brown will face Dartmouth in an Ivy League contest at noon on Saturday, in Hanover, New Hampshire. The Bears look to extend their current four-game winning streak and win their second Ivy League contest of the season.
Junior Bre Hudgins (Syracuse, NY) continues to lead the team in scoring with 31 points (23g, 8a), while sophomore Abby Bunting (Wellesley, MA) is second with 18 points (15g, 3a). Senior Lindsay Minges (Rochester, NY) and Sophomore Janie Gion (Northfield, IL) are tied for third with 14 points; Minges has 13 goals and 1 assist while Gion has tallied 12 goals and two assists. Senior Tara Rooke (Wilbraham, MA) rounds out the top five scorers with 10 points (5g, 5a). Ten additional Bears have scored at least one goal.
Defensively, junior Erin Roos (Wilmette, IL) continues to pace Brown with 13 caused turnovers. Junior Marissa Dale (North Salem, NY) and senior Sidney Jacobs (Blue Bell, PA) have added eight and seven, respectively. Bunting, senior Kasey Wagner (Southborough, MA), junior Abbey Van Horne (Ridgewood), and sophomores Hanna Organschi (Guilford, CT) and Alyssa DiBona (Media, PA) have each contributed at least four caused turnovers to the Bears' solid team defense. Junior Grace Healy (Bellport, NY) leads the Bears with 31 draw controls, while Hudgins adds 28. Sophomore Kellie Roddy (Poway, CA) has started all eight games between the pipes for Brown, earning 7.32 goals against average and a .450 save percentage.
LAST TIME OUT: The Bears exploded with a 9-0 run in the 1st half en route to a 14-3 victory over St. Mary's College (California) on Tuesday afternoon. Gion scored the game's first goal, just 44 seconds in, off of a feed from Bunting. After earning a free-position goal at 27:07, Hudgins assisted Gion's second of the game at 23:17, giving Brown a 3-0 lead. Junior Danielle Mastro (Endicott, NY) scored next for the Bears at 21:15, assisted by freshman Lauren Toy (Kentfield, CA). After sophomore Julia Carrellas (Middletown, RI) scored a free-position goal at 15:18, Hudgins scored her second of the afternoon, assisted by Mastro. Wagner scored with 8:06 left in the half, with Bunting earning her second assist of the game. Goals by Mastro and Hudgins finished off the 9-0 run for the Bears. The only blemish for the half was a free-position goal scored by the Gael's Jillian Chong with 14 seconds left on the clock.
Minges opened the second half scoring two goals and extending the Bears' lead to 11-1. After Chong scored her second of the game, freshman Sarah Nesi (Westport, CT) scored at 14:05 of the second half. Chong would complete a hat trick and score the last St. Mary's goal at 11:35, cutting the deficit to 12-3. Brown would score the final two goals of the game; freshman Carolyn Westphal (Lancaster, PA) scored an unassisted goal while Carrellas' second of the game, assisted by Nesi, finished the scoring at 14-3. Roddy earned the victory making 8 saves on 9 shots in 38:18. Freshman Victoria Holland (Huntington, NY) stopped 4 shots in 21:42 in the second half.
ALL-TIME VS. DARTMOUTH: All-time, Brown is 11-27 against Dartmouth, following a 14-8 loss to the Big Green at Stevenson Field last season. Brown's last win over Dartmouth was in 2008 when the Bears earned an 8-5 win over the Big Green in Providence.
ABOUT DARTMOUTH: The Big Green enter Saturday's contest after a tough 16-15 double-overtime loss to Vermont on Wednesday. Dartmouth is currently 6-3 overall and 2-0 in the Ivy League with wins over Yale and Columbia. Dartmouth's two other losses were against #2 Florida and #6 Duke.
Senior Hana Bowers leads the Big Green in scoring with 31 points on 22 goals and nine assists. Junior Liz Calby is a close second with 18 goals and 12 assists for 30 total points. Four other players for Dartmouth have at least 10 points and eight additional players have tallied at least one point. Senior Courtney Bennett leads the Big Green with 33 draw controls, while Bowers and junior Lindsey Allard each have 15. Senior Kelsey Johnson and Bennett lead Dartmouth defensively with 14 and 10 cause turnovers respectively. Johnson also leads the Big Green with 25 ground balls. Junior Kristen Giovanniello has started all nine games for Dartmouth, earning a 9.84 goals against average and a .364 save percentage.