Women's Laxers Cruise Past Northwestern, 13-6

April 8, 2002

PROVIDENCE, RI - The Brown women's lacrosse team (4-4) defeated Northwestern (2-7), 13-6, on Monday afternoon at Stevenson Field.

The Bears took a 1-0 lead just 25 seconds into the contest on a Katie Zabel (Ellicott City, MD) and never looked back, taking a 7-2 lead at the break.

Junior Bekah Rottenberg (Colrain, MA) gave Brown a 2-0 lead at the 4:46 mark with her first of five goals, but the Wildcats halted the Bears less than three minutes later.

However, sophomore Katie Russell (San Francisco, CA) scored on two free position shots at 12:05 and 15:18, while sophomore Meredith Goodell (Baltimore, MD) scored in between Russell's goals at the 14:00 mark to give Brown a 5-1 lead half-way through the first period.

Northwestern tallied its second of the half at 18:34 and the Bears closed out the stanza with back-to-back goals from Rottenberg and junior Courtney Johnson (Falmouth, MA), who scored her first of the season.

The Wildcats came out on fire to open the second half and the two teams traded goals for most of the half, but every time Northwestern scored one, the Bears responded with two to keep the game out of reach. Rottenberg and freshman Sarah Passano (Baltimore, MD) scored at 4:07 and 5:31, while Rottenberg and sophomore Laurel Pierpont (Jacksonville, FL) tallied at 8:54 and 14:52. Rottenberg added her fifth at 23:49, and Russell tallied her third with 12 seconds remaining to end the game.

In net, senior Niki Caggiano (Freeport, NY) made five saves in 30 minutes, while freshman Julia Southard (Manhasset, NY) made three in 15 minutes.

The Bears continue action on Friday when they host Cornell in a 7:00 p.m. Ivy League contest.

Brown 13, Northwestern 6
Northwestern (2-7) 2 4 - 6
Brown (4-4) 7 6 - 13

Northwestern Scoring:
Goals-Sarah Albrecht 3, Angela McMahon, Sara Crosby, Courtney Flynn
Assists - Courtney Flynn, Donna McCann
Goalkeeping - Ashley Gersuk 8 saves, 13 goals against (60:00)
Brown Scoring: Goals - Bekah Rottenberg 5, Katie Russell 3, Christine Anneberg, Katie Zabel,
Coutney Johnson, Sarah Passano, Laurel Pierpont
Assists - Christine Anneberg 3, Meredith Goodell, Katie Zabel, Sarah Passano
Goalkeeping - Niki Caggiano 5 saves, 2 goals against (30:00), Randi Macdonald 0 saves, 2 goals
against (15:00), Julia Southard 3 saves, 2 goals against (15:00)