October 28, 2013

Women's Soccer Battles Harvard on Tuesday (4:30 PM)

Brown (8-4-1, 3-1-1 Ivy) vs. Harvard (9-3-2, 5-0-0 Ivy)

Tuesday, Oct. 29 – 4:30 p.m.

Providence, R.I.

Stevenson Field

Live Stream: Ivy League Digital Network

 

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Fresh off a thrilling 3-2 double overtime victory over Cornell, the Brown women's soccer team sets its sights on a non-conference match against Ivy leader Harvard on Tuesday at Stevenson Field (4:30 p.m.).  The game marks the front-end of a soccer doubleheader on Tuesday with the men's team taking on Boston College at 7:30 p.m.

 

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LAST TIME OUT

After facing an early deficit, the Bears rallied to a 3-2 win over Cornell on Sunday.  Louisa Pitney (Washington, D.C) and Chloe Cross (Seattle, Wash.) tallied goals in regulation before senior captain Mika Siegelman's (Piedmont, Calif.) OT strike lifted the Bears over the Big Red.  Brown recorded all of the six overtime shots after being outshot by a margin of 22-8 in regulation.

 

SCOUTING THE CRIMSON

First-place Harvard enters Tuesday's contest at 9-3-2 overall and 5-0-0 in league play. After dropping its first three games of 2013, Harvard is currently in the midst of an 11-game unbeaten streak (9-0-2) including a 3-1 victory over the Bears on Oct. 19. Forward Margaret Purce leads the Ivy League with 10 goals and 61 shots this season in her freshman campaign.  A goalkeeper-by-committee approach by head coach Ray Leone has proven dividends in 2013.  Cheta Emba (3-1-2, 0.20 GAA, .933 save pct.), Lizzie Durack (4-0-0, 0.72 GAA, .826 save pct.), and Bethany Kanten (2-2-0, 1.86 GAA, .611 save pct.) have all held opponents off the scoresheet this season.

 

A KNACK FOR THE BIG GOAL

Mika Siegelman has made her three goals count this season for the Bears.  The senior captain's tallies have proven to be game-winners in every instance (Sept. 6 at Quinnipiac, Oct. 12 vs. Princeton, and Oct. 26 at Cornell).  She joins Emma Brush (Dartmouth), Tyler Lussi (Princeton), Natalie Melo (Columbia), and Kerry Scolara (Penn) in a five-way tie for the league lead in game-winning goals.

 

UP NEXT

After Harvard, the Bears return to action on Saturday, Nov. 2 when they host Penn at 7 p.m. For tickets, purchase online, call the Brown Athletics Ticket Office at (401) 863-2773, or walk up to the Box Office located in the Pizzitola Sports Center, open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.