March 29, 2006
DURHAM, NH -- The University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team scored the first five goals of the game in a span of 8:19 and never looked back, en route to a 17-14 victory over Brown (3-5) on Wednesday afternoon at Memorial Field.
Brown was led offensively by junior Amie Biros (Bethesda, MD) with five goals and an assist, while freshman Krystina DeLuca (Hillsborough, NJ) added two goals and an assist, and sophomore Mackenzie Staffier (Bethesda, MD) scored the first two goals of her career. Sophomore Melissa King (Pepper Pike, OH) went the distance in goal and was credited with 13 saves.
The Wildcats took a 2-0 lead with back-to-back goals just 17 second apart and then added three more during the next 6:08 to take a 5-0 lead at 8:19 of the first, prompting Brown to call a timeout.
The Bears responded with a Kelly Robinson (Marlton, NJ) tally at 9:21 to spark a 5-2 run that lifted the visitors within 7-5 and forcing UNH to call a timeout at 21:47. DeLuca scored on a free position goal to trim the Wildcats' lead to 7-6 at 23:50.
However, the Wildcats outscored Brown 2-1 during the final 6:10 of the half as UNH held onto a 9-7 lead at the break.
UNH scored two goals in a span of 34 seconds to open the second half and take an 11-7 lead at 35:43. Brown answered with consecutive goals by Biros and junior Jen Redd (Towson, MD) in a span of 33 seconds to pull within 11-9.
The Wildcats then went on a 3-1 run to take a 14-10 lead at 49:28, but Brown scored three of the next four goals to close within 15-13 with 4:32 remaining. But back-to-back UNH goals would give the home team a 17-13 advantage at 56:34.
Biros struck again at 58:12 on a free position shot but that was as close as the Bears would get.
Brown opens its 2006 Ivy season this Sunday, April 2, when it hosts Dartmouth at 1:00 p.m.