Brown (5-0, 2-0 Ivy) vs. Central Connecticut State (2-3, 0-0 NEC)
Saturday, Mar. 15 – 1 p.m.
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Fresh off a stunning upset over #16 Princeton last weekend and a triumph over Holy Cross on Tuesday, the Brown women's lacrosse team welcomes the Blue Devils of Central Connecticut State on Saturday at Stevenson Field.
LAST TIME OUT
A six goal outburst in the second half helped the Brown women's lacrosse team (5-0) rally for a 9-6 victory over Holy Cross (3-5) on Tuesday to remain undefeated this season. Despite a season-high 17 turnovers, the Bears were able to regroup and improve to 16-2 in the all-time series between the two schools.
Kellie Roddy (Poway, Calif.) stopped eight Crusader shots as she improved to 5-0 this season while Sarah Weber took the loss for Holy Cross – dropping to 3-5 this season.
THE SERIES HISTORY – CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE
Saturday marks the first meeting between the two schools.
SCOUTING THE BLUE DEVILS
After beginning the season at 2-2, the Blue Devils dropped a tough 20-5 decision to #18 Stony Brook on Thursday after falling behind 7-0 just over 12 minutes into the game. Amanda Toke (9), Falynn McCartney (9), Claire Healy (8), and Elyse Malecki (7) pace a Central Connecticut attack that averages nine goals per game in 2014. Goaltender Moran Tullar has spent every minute between the pipes this season, registering a .343 save percentage and recording 37 saves. Madison Hughes has disrupted opponents this season as she has recorded 13 ground balls and nine caused turnovers.
PARTYING LIKE IT'S 1991
With its 14-13 win over Princeton, Brown snapped a 23-game losing streak to the Tigers dating back to 1991.
Bre Hudgins has potted hat tricks in 4-of-5 games this season and capped her third hat trick of the season with last Saturday's game-winning overtime goal versus Princeton.
MASTRO EARNS IVY CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS
Danielle Mastro earned Ivy Co-Offensive Player of the Week honors after recording four goals and two assists against #16 Princeton.
DRAW CONTROLLING THE GAME
Senior Grace Healy enters the weekend ranked ninth in the nation with 5.75 draw controls per contest.
Junior netminder Kellie Roddy has backstopped the Bears defense in goal this season, ranking 12th in the nation with a 6.59 goals against average and third with a .577 save percentage.
The Bears top the Ivy League in scoring margin (7.50) and scoring offense (14.75).
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The Bears will hit the road for the next two games as they head west to battle Colorado on Saturday (3/22) and Denver on Monday (3/24).