Bears Fall to Cornell, 19-10
April 13, 2007
ITHACA, NY - Sophomore Lauren Vitkus (Skaneateles, NY) scored three goals and freshman Meghan Markowski (Northport, NY) added two goals and an assist, but it wasn't enough as Cornell (3-7, 2-3) posted a 19-10 win over the Brown women's lacrosse team (4-7, 1-2) on Friday afternoon.
Cornell's Courtney Farrell dominated throughout, scoring eight points in the first half alone on three goals and five assists as the Big Red opened a 14-5 halftime lead.
Cornell grabbed a 5-1 lead just 6:14 in, including a 3-0 run to open the game. The Bears got on the board when Vitkus scored on a free-position shot at the 26:35 mark, but Cornell added two more over the next two minutes to earn a 5-1 lead and force Brown to call a timeout.
Senior Lindsey Glennon (Exeter, NH) scored her first goal of the season at 21:23, but the Big Red scored five straight goals to grab a 10-2 lead midway through the first half. Junior Mimi DeTolla (Stony Brook, NY) and Markowski scored back-to-back goals at 12:12 and 3:50 to get Brown as close at 10-4. But Cornell scored four of the final five goals of the half, including three in the final 1:02, to head into the break with a nine-goal lead.
The Big Red increased their lead to 15-5 just 34 seconds into the half, but Vitkus scored for the second time in the contest at the 24:58 mark to make it 15-6. Cornell potted back-to-back goals to earn a 17-6 lead with 16:03 left to play.
Brown outscored Cornell, 4-2, the rest of the way with DeTolla, Vitkus, Markowski, and sophomore Krystina DeLuca (Hillsborough, NJ) each scoring for the Bears.
In addition to her two goal performance, DeTolla added three ground balls, three draw controls and a caused turnover for the Bears. Junior Melissa King (Pepper Pike, OH) played 57:32 in the cage and allowed all 19 goals with six saves.
Brown returns to action on Wednesday, April 18th, when it hosts Yale in a 4:00 p.m. Ivy contest.