Bears Open Ivy Competition with 10-9 Win over Harvard
March 26, 2004
CAMBRIDGE, MA - Junior Sarah Passano (Baltimore, MD) scored three straight goals during the final 7:39 of the game to help lead the Brown women's lacrosse team (3-1, 1-0) to a 10-9 victory over Harvard (2-3, 0-1) on Friday afternoon at Jordan Field. After the Crimson grabbed a 9-7 lead with 8:28 remaining in the game, sophomore Ashley Holden (Alexandria, VA) assisted the first two of Passano's three late goals, as Passano tied the game at 9-9 with 6:10 remaining and scored the winning goal just 1:29 later.
The two teams opened the game, trading goals over the first 12:00 of the game, with Passano getting Brown on the board, off a pass from Holden, at 11:27 of the first half.
Harvard netted two straight to take a 3-1 lead at 21:26 of the first half, but sophomore Kate Staley (Needham, MA) brought Brown to within one less than a minute later off a pass from senior Christine Anneberg (Denver, CO). Harvard went up 4-2 with 6:53 remaining in the half, but freshman Jen Redd (Towson, MD) and Anneberg each scored for the Bears just 1:37 apart to knot the game at 4-4 heading into the half.
Brown and Harvard traded goals over the first eight minutes of the second half, with Anneberg scoring both of Brown's goals, for a 6-6 score with 21:52 left to play.
Anneberg then connected with Passano 2:20 later, at 40:28 of the game for a 7-6 Brown lead, but the Crimson reeled off three straight goals to take a 9-7 lead, which they held onto until Passano's three-goal outburst for the 10-9 Brown win.
Passano finished with five goals and two assists to lead Brown, while Anneberg notched three goals and two assists. Holden tallied three assists, while Staley added one goal and one assist.
In net for Brown, junior Julia Southard (Manhasset, NY) stopped eight shots, and also led the team with six ground balls.
The Bears continue action on Wednesday, March 31, when they travel to New Jersey to take on Monmouth University at 3:30 p.m.