September 8, 2012

Bears Continue Three-Game Road Swing Saturday at Vermont

In the midst of a three-game road swing, the Brown women's soccer team (2-1-0) travels to Vermont to face the Catamounts in a 1:00 p.m. contest on Saturday. The Bears are coming off their first loss of the young season, a 3-2 setback to cross-town rival Providence College. Against the Friars, sophomore Chloe Cross (Seattle, WA) scored twice for the Bears in a span of 10 minutes early in the game to give Brown a 2-0 lead. However, Providence netted three straight goals, including the deciding goal on a penalty kick with 22 minutes remaining, to earn the 3-2 victory. Senior Eliza Marshall (North Andover, MA), and juniors Louisa Pitney (Washington, DC) and Alison Mullin (Boulder, CO) all had one assist in the contest, juniors Amber Bledsoe '14 (Cincinnati, OH) and MC Barrett '14 (Ithaca, NY) combined for eight saves in net.

Brown fans not making the trip to Burlington can follow the action on live video (free). Links are available on the women's soccer schedule on Brownbears.com or can be found below.

Brown vs. Vermont
Series Record: Brown, 10-5-3 (First meeting 1975)
Last Brown Win: 1-0 (1995)
Last Vermont Win: 1-0 (1994)
Last Tie:
1-1 (2011)
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ABOUT BROWN: The Bears are currently led by sophomore Chloe Cross (Seattle, WA), who has six points, all goals, while junior Louisa Pitney (Washington, DC) adds four points on a goal and two assists. Senior Eliza Marshall (North Andover, MA) is third on the team with three points (1g, 1a), while junior Mika Siegelman (Piedmont, CA) has also scored for Brown this year. Junior Alison Mullin (Boulder, CO) shares the team lead in assists with Pitney, while three other players have posted one assist. Junior Amber Bledsoe (Cincinnati, OH) has started all three games in net and has earned a 0.67 GAA with a .833 save percentage, stopping five of six shots. Classmate MC Barrett (Ithaca, NY) has played the second half of each contest and has posted a 1.33 GAA with a .882 save percentage, recording 15 saves on 17 shots. Through three games, Brown has played 25 members of the team, including seven freshmen who have made their collegiate debuts.

LAST TIME VS. VERMONT: In last year's 1-1 tie with the Catamounts, played in Providence, Kiersten Berg '14 (Salt Lake City, UT) erased a 1-0 Vermont lead just 47 seconds after the Cats had scored the first goal of the contest. Alexandra Dezenzo scored for the visitors, while Sarah Hebert-Seropian '12 earned an assist on Berg's goal. Brown outshot Vermont, 29-20, and held a 12-3 advantage in corner kicks. Amber Bledsoe '14 (Cincinnati, OH) and MC Barrett '14 (Ithaca, NY) combined for seven saves, while Sarah Leiby made eight stops for the Catamounts.

ABOUT VERMONT: The Catamounts are 1-4 on the season and have been off since a 2-1 loss at Quinnipiac on August 31st. Bre Pietnik leads Vermont with six points, all goals, while Alexandra Dezenso is second on the team with four points (1g, 2a) and Ellie Mills add three points (1g, 1a). Three different goalies have appeared in net so far this year with only Ally Ramos appearing in all five games. In 180 minutes, she has a 2.00 GAA and a .778 save percentage, stopping 14 of 18 shots. In two games (90 minutes), Morgan Nichols leads the team with a 1.00 GAA and a .800 save percentage.

UP NEXT: Brown closes out its three-game road swing on Thursday, September 13th, when it travels to Boston to face Northeastern in a 6:00 p.m. contest. The Bears' next home game is a 4:00 p.m. tilt against Sacred Heart on Sunday, September 16th.

Pictured: Emily Wingrove '14. Photo by DSPics.net.