Women's Lax Entertains #16/19 Princeton on Saturday
Brown (3-0, 1-0 Ivy) vs. #16/19 Princeton (1-2, 0-0 Ivy)
Saturday, Mar. 8 – 1 p.m.
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown women's lacrosse team (3-0, 1-0 Ivy) welcomes the #16/19 Princeton Tigers (1-2, 0-0 Ivy) to Stevenson Field on Saturday afternoon for a pivotal Ivy contest.
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LAST TIME OUT
The Brown women's lacrosse team got four goals and an assist from Bre Hudgins en route to a key 9-6 Ivy League victory over Columbia at Robert K. Kraft Field on Saturday. With the win, the Bears improve to a perfect 3-0 (1-0 Ivy) record this season and 17-0 in the all-time series, while Columbia falls to 1-1 (0-1 Ivy).
Despite winning only 2-of-7 draw controls in the opening 30 minutes, the Bears were able to quell a Lions attack, holding them to just two markers in the first half. Hudgins (Syracuse, N.Y.) opened the game with a natural hat trick in the first 11 minutes, netting her third tally on a feed from Danielle Mastro (Endicott, N.Y.) at the 19:11 mark. Lauren Toy (Kentfield, Calif.) notched her seventh goal of the season off a free position shot to put Brown up 4-0.
THE SERIES HISTORY
The Tigers have claimed most of the success in the all-time series between the two schools as they hold a 32-3 edge, including a current 23-game winning streak dating back to 1991. Brown will look to upend a ranked opponent for the first time since defeating #20 Dartmouth, 8-5, on March 29, 2008.
SCOUTING THE TIGERS
Despite a 1-2 start, Princeton still holds the 16th and 19th rankings in the IWLCA and Brine Media polls, respectively. An 11-4 win over Rutgers was sandwiched between losses to #6 Loyola and #14 Georgetown, a 17-16 overtime defeat last Saturday. Erin Slifer and Alexandra Bruno both top the Tiger's scoring list with six goals each, while Erin McMunn leads in total points with 11 (5g, 6a). Caroline Franke has seen the bulk of the duty in goal this season, as she enters this weekend with a 1-2 record, 11.58 goals against average, and .388 save percentage.
HUDGINS NETS #100
Senior attack Bre Hudgins potted the 100th goal of her career on Feb. 23 against Sacred Heart. She ranks first on the team and second in the Ivy League with nine goals.
CAREER HIGH FOR MASTRO
Danielle Mastro eclipsed her single-game high of three goals, previously recorded on March 25, 2012 versus Stanford, with a four-goal outburst versus Iona on Feb. 22.
AN EMERGING TOY
After being held scoreless last season, sophomore Lauren Toy opened 2014 with back-to-back hat tricks before totaling two goals at Columbia last weekend. The midfielder ranks fifth in the Ivy League with eight goals.
Through three games, the Bears rank fourth overall in the nation in scoring defense, surrendering just 5.33 goals per game.
Junior netminder Kellie Roddy has backstopped the Bears defense in goal this season, ranking second in the nation with a 4.02 goals against average and third with a .654 save percentage.
Over the first three contests, the Bears have defeated their opponents by an average of 9.67 goals, good for sixth overall in the nation.
Sarah Bell - Honorable Mention All-American, Captain and Recipient of Coaches' Award (2013); Selected to play in the NE Prep School All-Star Game (2012 & 2013); Played for NH/VT in the National Tournament; Lakes Region Championship (2011 & 2012).
Riley Christopher - Unsung Hero Award (2011); All-League, Honorable Mention All-American, All-Academic, and Honorable Mention All-Met after leading her team in points (2012); Co-Captain, Honorable Mention All-Met and ranked among the top five in assists in Washington, DC area (2013).
Natalie Fox - All-American and Captain (2013); Academic All-American, All-State and All-Conference (2012 & 2013); Honorable Mention All-American (2012); State Champions (2010 & 2013).
Kerianne Hunt - US Lacrosse Magazine Western Region Player of the Year, Bay Area Newsgroup HS Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year and East Bay Athletic League Player of the Year (2013); All-American (2011-2013); Academic All-American (2011-2013); EBAL First Team All-League (2011-2013); Captain (2012 & 2013); EBAL Second Team All-League (2010); Under Armour Western Region All-Star Team (2012); North Coast Section Girls Lacrosse Champions (2011-2013); NCS Scholar-Athlete Award (2010-2013).
Ali Kim - Captain and League Co-MVP (2013); First Team All-American and Academic All-American (2012 & 2013); Team MVP (2011-2013); First Team All-League (2011 & 2012); Second Team All-League (2010).
Mollie Lane - VISAA First Team All-State, ISL All-League and captain (2013); ISL League Champions (2011 & 2013); ISL Tournament Champions (2011-2013); Virginia State Champions (2011-2013).
Jillian Lee - Captain; LI Metro Team; All-County; Academic All-American.
Sarah Peters - Dual County All-Star; US Lacrosse Academic All-American; Lower New England Team.
The Bears will return to action on Wednesday at Holy Cross before returning home to Stevenson Field for a non-conference tilt against Central Connecticut State on Saturday.