April 18, 2007
PROVIDENCE, RI - Freshman Kara Kelly (Garden City, NY) held Yale's Lauren Taylor, the nation's leading goal scorer, to just one goal on the afternoon, but Jenn Warden scored a game-high five goals to lead the 12th-ranked Bulldogs to a 13-5 victory over Brown (4-8, 1-3) on Wednesday afternoon at Stevenson Field.
The Bulldogs opened the game with three straight goals, including two from Warden, in the opening 5:54, before junior Mimi DeTolla (Stony Brook, NY) got Brown on the board at 22:37 with her first of two goals. DeTolla's goal sparked a three-goal run for the Bears, as senior Lindsey Glennon (Exeter, NH) scored her third of the season and DeTolla notched her second of the game to tie the contest at 3-3 with 18:10 left in the first half.
Yale then scored three straight goals over the next 4:31 to regain the three-goal cushion, 6-3, with 13:39 remaining. The two teams were then both held off the scoreboard for nearly the rest of the half until Warden's third goal of the game with 1:17 remaining gave Yale a 7-3 lead. Just 16 seconds later, sophomore Callie Lawrence (Denver, CO) notched her second goal of the year to slice Brown's deficit to 7-4 heading into the break.
The Bulldogs solidified their defense in the second half, limiting Brown to just eight total shots, most of which came towards the end of the game. At the other end of the field, Yale never let up, scoring six straight goals, including two each from Warden and Marya Myers during the first 8:17 of the half to open up an 11-4 lead.
Again, both teams were held off the scoreboard for nearly the rest of the way, including Jessica Sturgill scored her second of the game for Yale at 6:43, giving the Bulldogs a 12-4 lead. Linden Ellis notched Yale's 13th of the day 1:32 later at 5:11.
Sophomore Lauren Vitkus (Skaneateles, NY) scored the Bears' final goal of the game with 3:03 left for the 13-5 final, scoring a goal for the seventh straight contest.
Brown junior Melissa King (Pepper Pike, OH) recorded eight saves in net, including six in the second half. The Bears continue action this Saturday, April 21st, when they host #3 Penn in a 1:00 p.m. game.