ITHACA, N.Y. – Junior midfielder Celia Story netted a penalty kick in the 82nd minute, and junior goalkeeper Christine Etzel posted her third shutout in Ivy League play as Brown University women's soccer blanked Cornell University, 1-0, on Saturday afternoon at Berman Field.
The Bears (10-4-0, 3-2-0 Ivy) have now registered all three of their Ivy League wins via margins of 1-0 and reached the 10-win plateau for the first time since 2013 with their victory over the host Big Red (2-7-3, 0-3-2 Ivy).
Story (Bainbridge Island, Wash.) scored her fifth goal of the year and converted her second penalty kick this fall. She has posted the game-winning goal in each of the Bears' last two visits to Ithaca after notching a pair of goals in a 3-2 (2OT) win at Berman Field in 2015.
Etzel (Madison, Conn.) made five saves and tallied her fourth clean sheet of the season in the win (10-4-0). She now has 26 career wins, 18 career shutouts, and 201 career saves, becoming the 10th goalkeeper in program history to record 200 or more career saves.
Brown's back line of freshman center back Sydney Cummings (Millstone Township, N.J.), senior right back Katy Schmidt (Corvallis, Ore.), and junior left back Nicole Phillips (Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.) contributed to Brown's fifth shutout as a team this year.
After junior midfielder Megan Grant (Carlsbad, Calif.) drew a foul inside the penalty area, Story stepped to the spot and drove the ensuing kick into the goal at the 81:29 mark. Earlier this fall, Story connected on a penalty kick in a 3-2 (2OT) win at Rhode Island on Aug. 27.
The Bears created the better of the match's offensive chances, holding advantages in shots (18-6), shots on goal (9-5), and corner kicks (6-3). Brown outshot Cornell, 12-3, in the first half.
Cornell goalie Meghan Kennedy stopped eight shots in the loss (2-6-2).
Next, Brown plays its final home game of the regular season, hosting Penn for Senior Day on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 3:30 p.m. at Stevenson-Pincince Field.
One goal has decided 11 of Brown's 14 games this fall. The team's last seven contests have come down to a one-goal margin … Brown improved to 27-7-4 all-time vs. Cornell. The Bears have posted an 8-0-1 mark in their last nine meetings with the Big Red … Story now has 14 points on five goals and four assists this season. She tallied 15 points on six goals and three assists over her first two seasons combined.
Video of all Brown women's soccer home contests and all Ivy League games, home and away, will be broadcast live on the Ivy League Network.
Tickets for all Brown women's soccer games can be purchased online, by calling the Brown Athletics Ticket Office at (401) 863-2773, or by walking up to the box office located in the Pizzitola Sports Center, open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.