Sept. 7, 2008
PROVIDENCE, RI - Led by sophomore Kate Scott's (Medway, MA) five points (2g, 1a) and a goal and an assist from senior Lindsay Cunningham (Cumberland, RI), the Brown women's soccer team (1-1-0) evened its record at 1-1 on the season with a 4-1 victory over Albany (2-3-0) on Sunday evening at Stevenson Field.
The Bears grabbed a 1-0 lead just 10:27 into the game when Scott struck for her first career goal, knocking a lose ball in after a scramble in front on a Brown corner kick.
However, the Great Danes quickly tied the game just 28 seconds later when Rebecca Lee's long shot from the top of the box beat a diving Brenna Hogue (Concord, CA) to the left side.
Just 1:06 later, the Bears had a chance to take a 2-1 lead after Cunningham was taken down on the left side of the box. However, senior Jamie Mize's (Washington, DC) attempt on the ensuing penalty kick clanged off the right post as the score remained tied at one, which is how it remained through the first 45 minutes.
Cunningham then scored what would prove to be the game-winner at 55:32 when she knocked the ball past Cate Crenson after a free kick taken by Scott from about 35 yards out.
Just two minutes later, Cunningham nearly gave the Bears a 3-1 lead when her one-timer on a Marybeth Lesbirel (Holmdel, NJ) cross was headed for the back of the net, but Crenson punched it out of harms way.
However, just 1:16 later, at 58:38, Lesbirel scored her first career goal to give Brown the two-goal cushion. Cunningham sent a long feed up the middle of the field to Lesbirel, who beat her defender, drew Crenson out of the net, and then fired the ball to the right corner.
Scott capped the scoring for the Bears at 77:54 with her second goal of the night. Sophomore Charlotte Rizzi (Bethesda, MD) started the play with a long service from 40 yards out that found Mize directly in front of the net. Mize redirected it back to Scott, who tapped the ball to the left of Crenson for the 4-1 final.
Hogue picked up the win in net for the Bears with seven saves. Brown begins a stretch of six straight road games next weekend when it travels to UConn to take part in the UConn Classic. The Bears face #10 Penn State on Friday at 5:00 and #2 UCLA on Sunday at noon.