Second Half Surge Lifts Bears Past Columbia, 12-11

April 9, 2004

Final Stats

NEW YORK, NY - The Brown women's lacrosse team (5-2,2-1) rallied from a 9-3 second-half deficit to defeat Columbia (6-5, 0-4), 12-11 on Friday evening at Wien Stadium. The Bears outscored Columbia 7-1 in the closing 14 minutes of the game, and needed a goal by sophomore Kate Staley (Needham, MA) with seven seconds left on the clock to escape with the victory.

The Lions dominated the opening minutes of the contest and built a 7-1 lead in the first 12 minutes of play. Columbia held an 8-3 advantage at the half and established its biggest lead of the game with a goal just 24 seconds into the second half, taking a 9-3 lead.

After back-to-back Brown goals cut the lead to 9-5, the lions added one more for a 10-5 lead before the Bears final surge during the last 10 minutes of play, capped by Staley's fourth goal of the game at 59:53.

Sophmore Meg Sullivan (Garden City, NY) helped the Brown cause with two goals, while senior Laurel Pierpont (Jacksonville, FL) added two of her own. Pierpont also added five ground balls, four draw controls and a caused turnover.

In net for Brown, junior Julia Southard (Manhasset, NY) notched seven saves in the first period, while sophomore Jessica McNell (Darien, CT) recorded two saves in the second half.

The Bears continue action on Wednesday, April 14, when they travel to Boston for a 4:00 p.m. contest at Boston University.