Bears Drop Heartbreaker to UConn, 11-9

Bears Drop Heartbreaker to UConn, 11-9

April 28, 2004

Box Score

Providence, RI - The Brown women's lacrosse team (6-7) dropped a heartbreaking 11-9 decision to visiting UConn (8-9) in a non-league contest on Wednesday evening at Stevenson Field.

Brown got off to a quick 2-0 lead on back-to-back goals from senior Katie Russell (San Francisco, CA) at 2:51 and junior Sarah Passano (Baltimore, MD), off an assist from senior Christine Anneberg (Denver, CO) at 3:21. However UConn chipped away at the lead, scoring its first goal just 1:16 later, before sophomore leading scorer Kate Staley (Needham, MA) connected with Anneberg at 7:03 for a 3-1 Brown lead.

The Huskies again found the back of the net, to trim the Bears' lead to one goal, 3-2, at 12:29, but goals from sophomore Meg Sullivan (Manhasset, NY), assisted by sophomore Ashley Holden (Alexandria, VA) at 17:46, Russell from senior Laurel Pierpont (Jacksonville, FL) at 17:54, and Staley from freshman Jen Redd (Towson, MD) at 21:59 increased Brown's lead to 6-2 with 8:01 remaining in the first stanza.

UConn responded, scoring three straights goals of its own, to bring the score to 6-5, in favor of Brown heading into the intermission.

The Bears opened the second half with back-to-back goals from Anneberg, assisted by Staley, and Staley, at 34:52 and 43:46, respectively.

However, UConn outscored Brown 6-1 in the final 8:56, including four straight goals in the final 5:42 for the 11-9 victory.

In net for Brown, junior Julia Southard (Manhasset, NY) made 14 saves. The Bears continue action this Saturday, May 1, when they host #1 Princeton in a 1:00 p.m. Ivy League contest.

UConn (8-9) 5 6 -- 11
Brown (6-7) 6 3 -- 9

UConn Goals - Burke 2, Lauri 2, Link 2, Hamilton, Mullaney, Trzasko, Stewart, MacDougall.
UConn Assists: Burke 2; Kotowicz.
Brown Goals -Staley 2, Anneberg 2, Russell 2, Pierpont, Passano, Sullivan.
Brown Assists - Staley 2, Anneberg, Holden, Pierpont, Redd.
UConn - Wong (60:00 MP), 9 GA, 7 saves
Brown -- Southard (60:00 MP), 11 GA, 14 saves