March 16, 2002
Providence, RI - Maryland (2-3), ranked sixth in the country, broke open a 4-3 game with four unanswered goals and never looked back, en route to a 19-8 win over Brown (1-1) in the Bears' 2002 home opener.
After nearly 10 minutes of scoreless action, junior Bekah Rottenberg (Colrain, MA) gave Brown a 1-0 lead on a free position shot. However, the Terrapins scored four goals in a span of 7:40 to take a 4-1 lead at 17:28 of the first half. The Bears fought back to come to within one on tow goals less than six minutes later, making it a 4-3 game st 26:33 of the opening half. Sophomore Meredith Goodell (Baltimore, MD) scored her first of the season at 19:49 and freshman Sarah Passano (Baltimore, MD) added the Bears' final goal of the half at 26:33.
The Terps closed out the first half with four goals to take an 8-3 lead at the break, but Passano and Rottenberg scored just 17 seconds apart in the opening minute to bring Brown to within three. Maryland answered with another four-goal spree, but Goodell scored back-to-back goals at 9:12 and 11:34 to close the gap once again.
She traded goals with Maryland during the next 33 seconds, bringing the score to 13-8 in favor of Maryland and the Terps finished the game with six straight goals to account for the 19-8 final.
Senior Niki Caggiano (Freeport, NY) made 18 saves for the Bears, who continue action on Wednesday, when they open Ivy competition at Harvard in a 4:00 game.