PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A career high six-goal, seven-point outburst from senior Danielle Mastro (Endicott, N.Y.) and four goals from Bre Hudgins (Syracuse, N.Y.) highlighted the Brown women's lacrosse team's day in a 19-10 victory over Michigan on Wednesday at Stevenson Field.
Kellie Roddy (Poway, Calif.) notched her ninth victory of the season, turning aside eight Michigan shots while Allison Sliber made four stops for the Wolverines to drop to 1-11 this season.
After Richael Walsh (Westwood, Mass.) opened the scoring for Brown, sophomore Rebecca Dahle (Wynnewood, Pa.), in her first start of the season, tallied her first goal of 2014 off of a Janie Gion (Northfield, Ill.) feed at the 25:11 mark. Mastro and Grace Healy (Bellport, N.Y.) extended the Brown lead to 4-0 with goals 53 seconds apart.
Trailing 6-1, in their inaugural season, the Wolverines battled back with four straight strikes from Kim Coughlan, Jess Angerman, Anna Schueler, and Emily Braun to trim the Brown lead to one at 6-5. The Bears countered with three consecutive strikes from Lauren Toy (Kentfield, Calif.), Hudgins, and Mastro to take a 9-5 lead into the half.
Angerman opened the second half scoring with her 15th goal of the season to bring the Wolverines within three before Mastro's fourth tally of the game increased the Brown cushion to 10-6.
After being held scoreless for the first time in 38 games against Harvard, Hudgins found her groove as she netted Brown's next three markers to make it a 13-8 game with 13:07 to play. Angerman completed her hat trick at 8:59 before Brown closed the game on a 5-1 run.
After missing eight games due to injury, junior Abby Bunting (Wellesley, Mass.) returned to the lineup to record two goals and an assist in the final 10 minutes of play. Mastro's sixth goal of the game on a clear breakaway from 30-yards out concluded the scoring with 1:35 on the clock.
The Bears will return to action on Saturday, as they will honor their seven seniors after a crucial Ivy contest versus Cornell. The opening draw set for 1 p.m.