Bears Overpower St. Mary's, 17-6

March 24, 2007

Box Score

PROVIDENCE, RI - Sophomore Jesse Nunn (Worton, MD) and freshman Molly McCarthy (Scituate, MA) each tallied five points, while freshman Meghan Markowski (Northport, NY) notched four to lead a balanced attack that saw 13 different players register at least one point and nine different players score as the Brown women's lacrosse team (2-5) earned a 17-6 win over St. Mary's (2-6) on Saturday afternoon at Stevenson Field. Sophomore Callie Lawrence (Denver, CO) scored her first career goal and freshman Kaitlyn Giles (Concord, MA) earned her first career point in helping Brown to a season-high 17 goals on the day.

The Bears opened the scoring just 31 seconds into the game as sophomore Lauren Vitkus (Skaneateles, NY) tallied her first of three goals. McCarthy then fed back-to-back goals to Nunn spaced 2:32 apart to stretch Brown's lead to 3-0 at 19:41. After a St. Mary's score at 17:17 on a free position shot, McCarthy found Nunn in the middle again to regain a three-goal lead for Brown midway through the first.

Vitkus scored her second of the game just 23 seconds later and then goals by Markowski and freshman Kara Kelly (Garden City, NY) at 10:27 and at 9:16 gave Brown a 7-1 lead. The Gaels scored twice in the final six minutes of the half to cut their deficit to 7-3 at the break.

However, junior Mimi DeTolla (Stony Brook, NY) and Vitkus each scored unassisted goals just 22 seconds apart during the first two minutes of the second half as Brown regained a six-goal lead. St. Mary's got one back at 27:37, but junior Ali Holland's (Garden City, NY) first goal of the game at 26:26 sparked a 6-0 Brown run over a span of 13:48 that saw two more goals from Nunn, one each from Holland and Markowski, and junior Justine Lupo's (Ridgewood, NJ) first goal of the season, which gave Brown a 15-4 lead with 12:28 remaining.

Jackie Spencer, who led all goal scorers for St. Mary's with three, scored her third of the day at 10:21, but Brown senior Amie Biros (Bethesda, MD) scored her first of the season on a free-position shot and then Giles earned her first career point with an assist on Lawrence's first career goal at 3:58 as Brown grabbed its biggest lead of the afternoon, 17-5. The Gaels scored with 40 seconds remaining for the 17-6 final.

Junior Melissa King (Pepper Pike, OH) picked up her second win of the season with five saves in 52:40, before giving way to freshman Amanda Rosenberg (Lutherville, MD), who stopped two shots in relief. The Bears continue action on Tuesday afternoon when they host Holy Cross in a 3:00 p.m. contest. The game is the final non-league test before Brown will play seven straight Ivy League games, beginning next Saturday, March 31st, at Dartmouth.