Women’s Lacrosse Drops 5-3 Decision Versus Denver

Women’s Lacrosse Drops 5-3 Decision Versus Denver

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown women's lacrosse team was defeated by Denver, 5-3, on Saturday at Stevenson-Pincince Field. The Pioneers' defense was the key for visitor's, preventing Brown from scoring early.

Denver (2-2) opened the game with two-straight goals from Caitlin Derry (25:45) and Christa Reese (21:41) for a 2-0 lead.

The Bears got on the board at 15:27 when freshman Grace Plassche (Clinton, N.J.) scored her first collegiate point on a score, with the feed coming from junior Kerianne Hunt (Alamo, Calif.).

Denver tacked on one more before the end of the opening half, at 5:51 on a free position shot from Kendra Lanuza, for a 3-1 advantage heading into the break.

Casey White scored an unassisted goal at 24:01 for the Pioneers to give them a 4-1 lead. Just under two minutes later (22:12), with the Brown attack gaining momentum, senior Lauren Toy (Kentfield, Calif.) scored an unassisted tally for the Bears to bring the squad within two (4-2).

While a man-up, Reese scored her second goal of the game to halt Brown's comeback at 20:22. Toy scored her second goal of the contest at 5:39, with sophomore Emma Dahle (Wynnewood, Pa.) providing the assist, but the Bears were unable to come up with two scores for the tie.

Both goalies were impressive in the game, playing the entirety of the contest. Senior Victoria Holland (Huntington, N.Y.) recorded eight saves in net for Brown while Maddy Stevenson had five stops for Denver.

Denver held advantages in draws (7-3) and shots (19-10) en route to its win.

The Bears will next play in its first road game of the season and travel to Philadelphia to face Penn in the team's first conference battle of the year, on Saturday, March 5 at 3:00 p.m.