Bears Play Holy Cross to 2-2 Draw
WORCESTER, MA - Trailing, 2-0, late in the game, Holy Cross (7-6-3) scored twice in the final 10 minutes to earn a 2-2 tie with the Brown women's soccer team (4-7-1) on Tuesday evening. The Bears received goals from sophomore Sarah Hebert-Seropian (Vaudreuil-Dorion, QUE), who tallied her first of the year, and junior Joyce Chun (Irvine, CA), who netted her team-leading fourth of the season.
Brown got on the board in the 55th minute when Hebert-Seropian headed a pass from sophomore Carly Ruiz (Costa Mesa, CA) past Jessica Stone on a Bears' corner kick, taken by junior Gina Walker (Canyon Country, CA), who also assisted the goal.
Chun increased Brown's lead to 2-0 at the 68:54 mark when she converted another Walker corner kick for a goal, again heading the ball past Stone.
The Crusaders got on the board with exactly 10 minutes remaining, as Shelby Stand snuck a penalty kick past senior Steffi Yellin (Savannah, GA) to make it a one-goal game. Liz Early sent the game into overtime five minutes later when she recovered a loose ball and beat Yellin to the goal.
Both teams turned up the intensity in overtime action, but were unable to break the stale mate, ending the game knotted 2-2.
For the game, Brown held a 17-6 advantage in shots, including a 4-0 advantage in the first half, and earned six corner kicks to Holy Cross' three. Two Crusaders' goalies combined for six saves, while Yellin made one save in 65 minutes. Senior Brenna Hogue (Concord, CA) played the first half for the Bears and did not face a shot.
Brown continues action this Sunday when it travels to Ithaca, NY to face Cornell in a 12:00 noon contest.
Junior goalkeeper Mary Ferketic (West Hartford, Conn.) made the start in net allowing no goals and recording five saves. Senior Jessica Stone (Rockville, Md.) entered the game in the second half, allowing two goals and recording no saves. For Brown, Brenna Hogue made the start in net, allowing no goals and recording no saves. Yellin entered the game in the second half and allowed two goals and made one save.
The Crusaders continue action in Worcester on Thursday, Oct. 22, hosting Patriot League opponent Colgate at the Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium at 7:00 p.m.