Women's Soccer Battles Sacred Heart To A 0-0 Tie

Sept. 9, 2003

Providence, RI - The Brown women's soccer team played their third game of the 2003 season to a 0-0 tie with Sacred Heart University Tuesday night. Senior Sarah Gervais (Harrisville, RI) recorded three saves on the night. Gervais has held her opponents scoreless through all three games this season.

The Bears defense came out strong early in the first half with great team efforts from sophomore Robin Averbeck (Fond du Lac, WI), sophomore Kim LaVere (Chatsworth, CA) and senior Amy Baumann (Wyncote, PA). The Bears midfield soon gained momentum and seniors Kristin Ferrell (Concord, MA) along with senior Molly Cahan (Encino, CA) worked hard feeding the ball to fellow senior Rachel Roberts (Sudbury, MA) and sophomore Meghan Schreck (Hudson MA) for near misses on Sacred Heart's goal.

The end of the first half saw Bruno's attack come alive, with a rocket from Ferrell beaming the crossbar, to near goal headers from Freshman Kathryn Moos (Wayzata, MN) and senior Michaela Sewall (Newton, MA), forcing Sacred Heart's starting goalie Leslie Konsig to make key saves.

Starting the second half, the Bears held their first half intensity and immediately forced Sacred Heart's defense and goalie to react to shot after shot from Brown's midfield and attack. Freshman Jill Mansfield's (East Windsor, NJ) throw-ins gave Bruno numerous opportunities in front of Sacred Heart's goal. Lavere and Averbeck came up with huge defensive blocks which in turn opened up Bruno's attack for breakaways from Moos and Roberts, who both finished just wide of the back of the net. The end of regulation time saw the score still tied at 0-0.

Entering the first overtime period, Brown's attack sought to find a rhythm as the ball was not consistently held by either team. Sophomore Tory Manchester (Costa Mesa, CA) careened a shot dead center off the crossbar to give the Bears their best chance at a goal. The second overtime period saw both teams fighting for possession. Sewall along with Ferrell were both very active in the Bears attacking end tallying 6 and 5 shots respectively on the Bears 27 of the night. Brown held the Pioneers to nine shots on the night.

Brown continues action on Friday Sept. 12 at the ECAC Tournament in Cape Cod versus Loyola-Chicago at 4:00 p.m.

Shots: B-27; SH-9
Saves: B-Gervais 3; SH-Konsig 9
Corner Kicks: B-9; SH-2
Fouls: B-6; SH-7
Offsides: B-1; SH-0