Women's Lax Falls to #10 Penn, 12-6

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Tory Bensen's four goals and Nina Corcoran's two goals and three assists helped pace No. 10 Penn to a 12-6 win over the Brown women's lacrosse team on Saturday at Franklin Field.  With the loss, the Bears are eliminated from Ivy League Tournament competition as they drop to 9-5 overall and 2-4 in league play.

 

Bre Hudgins (Syracuse, N.Y.) netted two goals to run her team-high total to 38 on the season, while Grace Healy (Bellport, N.Y.) registered two goals, her 22nd and 23rd markers of the season.  Kellie Roddy (Poway, Calif.) made nine saves while surrendering six goals and Victoria Holland (Huntington, N.Y.) appeared in her fourth contest this season, allowing six goals in 22:00 of action.  Lucy Ferguson recorded the win for Penn, allowing just four goals in 45:52 of play.

 

After the teams played the first eight minutes scoreless, a three-goal Penn outburst over a span of two minutes staked the Quakers to a quick 3-0.  Lindsey Smith, Lely DeSimone, and Tory Bensen's markers preceded Hudgins' free position strike that got the Bears on the board with 17:46 to play in the half.

 

Brown won the following draw control, but couldn't convert as a stout Quakers defense held the Bears off the scoreboard until late in the half.  Catherine Dickinson, Iris Williamson, and Bensen struck for three consecutive goals to give Penn a 6-1 cushion.

 

With 15 seconds left in the half, Kerianne Hunt (Alamo, Calif.) converted on a feed from Danielle Mastro (Endicott, N.Y.) to cut the Penn lead to 6-2 entering the half.

 

Brown couldn't string together goals on Saturday, as each tally was answered by a run of Penn goals to extend its lead.  Trailing 9-2, Hudgins added her second of the contest with 21:07 remaining, but the Quakers answered with goals from Nina Corcoran and Bensen's fourth tally to make it an 11-3 game.

 

Healy strung together Brown's only back-to-back tallies of the game, as she beat Ferguson twice in the final 11 minutes of action.  Lauren D'Amore and Lauren Toy (Kentfield, Calif.) traded scores in the final moments to conclude the scoring for both teams.

 

Penn outshot the Bears by a 29-16 margin and claimed a 22-14 edge in ground balls, while forcing 17 Brown turnovers on the afternoon.

 

Brown will close out the regular season with a road tilt at Yale next Friday night at 7 p.m.