Oct 26, 2014
Brown Women's Soccer Defeats Cornell, 2-0
Oct 26, 2014
Brown Women's Soccer downed Cornell on a windy Sunday afternoon at Stevenson, scoring two first half goals and holding on to earn their first Ivy victory.
The Bears (6-6-3, 1-2-2 Ivy) picked up their first Ivy win of the season and returned to the .500 mark while the Big Red dropped to 7-8 and 1-4 in league play.
Mallory Yant (Fenton, Mo.) posted her third shutout of the season, making five stops, including four in the second half to stymie a late Big Red surge. Kelsey Tierney made four saves for Cornell to fall to 6-6-0.
The Bears controlled momentum in the opening half as they held a 10-3 advantage in shots, eventually grabbing the only goal they would need on the afternoon off the foot of Waldman (San Francisco, Calif.) in the 22nd minute. A perfectly placed ball from senior Allie Reilly (Lawrenceville, N.J.) set the freshman up for a chip over the head of Tierney to put Brown up 1-0. A shot off the crossbar from Cornell's Meera Dheer could have flipped momentum, but the Bears capitalized again just moments later.
Determination from Ella Warshauer (Santa Monica, Calif.) forced the Big Red into a turnover outside their box, giving Carly Gould (Hampton Falls, N.H.) an open look at the goal. The sophomore made no mistake in sailing a shot in the right side of the net past Tierney give the Bears a two-goal cushion heading into the half.
Waldman looked poised to grab her second goal of the contest in the 52nd minute as she beat Tierney to a loose ball, narrowly missing the net with an off-balance strike.
As the Big Red tried to mount a rally, Yant would not relent as she made perhaps her best save of the season, a diving stop off the foot of Charlotte Tate that was destined for the back of the net. The Bears held strong and kept the visitors off the scoreboard as final horn sounded.
Brown held a 12-11 edge in shots, while Cornell owned a 5-4 advantage in corner kicks.
The Bears return to action next Saturday for a clash with the Penn Quakers in Philadelphia beginning at 5 p.m.