Bears Fall to Visiting Cal, 10-9

Bears Fall to Visiting Cal, 10-9

March 25, 2005

Box Score

Providence, RI - The Brown University women's lacrosse team (2-4) dropped a 10-9 decision to visiting Cal (5-4) on Friday afternoon at the Erickson Athletic Complex in a game that went back-and-forth from the opening whistle. Senior Sarah Passano (Baltimore, MD) led Brown this afternoon with four goals, while Molly Brady and Laura Cavallo led Cal with three goals each.

Brown opened the scoring when freshman Ali Holland (Garden City, NY) netted a free position goal at 1:33, and then took a 2-0 lead on an unassisted goal from junior co-captain Kate Staley (Needham, MA) at 6:28.

However, Cal tallied back-to-back goals at 6:58 and at 9:29 to even the score at 2-2, before sophomore Kathryn Collins (Darien, CT) scored her first career goal for Brown, at 13:46, to give the Bears a 3-2 lead.

Less then three minutes later, at 16:15, the Golden Bears knotted the game again, and then Brady's first goal gave Cal its first lead of the game, 4-3, at 20:37.

Passano scored her first goal, off a feed from freshman Justine Lupo (Ridgewood, NJ) to tie the game at 4-4 at 24:36, but Cal responded with just 49 seconds left before half time to take a 5-4 lead heading into the break.

The Golden Bears opened the second half with three straight goals, taking an 8-4 lead less than 10 minutes after half-time, but the Bears battled back with two straight goals from junior Ashley Holden (Alexandria, VA) and Staley. Staley's goal at 41:28 brought Brown to within two, 8-6, but Call tallied two more goals 12 seconds apart, at 43:27 and 43:35, to regain the four-goal cushion, its largest of the game.

Passano scored the final three goals of the contest, bringing Brown to within one, 10-9, with 3:05 remaining, but the Bears could get no closer and Cal held onto the ball in the final minutes to earn the victory.

In net, senior Julia Southard (Manhasset, NY) recorded a 14 saves, including 9 in the first half. The Bears continue action on Wednesday, March 30, when they travel to Syracuse for an 8:00 p.m. contest.

California (5-4) 5 5 -- 10
Brown (2-4) 4 5 -- 9

C Goals - Brady 3, Cavallo 3, Zilioli 2, Aungier, Hafkenschiel.
C Assists - Paul.
Brown Goals - Passano 4, Staley 2, Holden, Holland, Collins.
Brown Assists - Holden, Lupo.

C - Hilary Lynch (60:00 MP), 9 GA, 5 saves
B -- Julia Southard (60:00 MP), 10 GA, 14 saves