Moos' Hat-Trick Leads Bears Past URI, 4-2
Oct. 18, 2006
KINGSTON, RI - On the strength of three goals and an assist from senior leading scorer Kathryn Moos (Wayzata, MN) and sophomore Lindsay Cunningham's (Cumberland, RI) goal and an assist, the Brown women's soccer team (8-3-3) picked up a 4-2 victory over in-state rival URI (9-8) in a Northeast regional soccer contest on Wednesday afternoon. The win was Brown's fourth straight and was also a key victory as the Bears came into the match ranked fourth in the Northeast Region and the Rams entered the game with a #10 ranking in the Northeast Region.
As she has for the third time in the past four games, Moos scored the first goal of the contest less than six minutes in. Cunningham hit Moos with a centering pass and Moos, the reigning Ivy League Player of the Week, fired the ball into the back of the net for her 11th goal of the year. Cunningham, who leads the Ivy League in assists, moved into fifth all-time at Brown for assists in a season with her eighth of the year.
The Rams scored the next two goals of the game, both off the foot of Deb Nelson, to grab a 2-1 lead at 25:37. However, Moos tied the contest at 2-2 with less than five minutes left before halftime, converting a penalty kick for the second straight game.
Moos collected her 13th goal of the season, which would prove to be the game-winner, at 66:52 when she received the ball off a cross from freshman Melissa Kim (Bethesda, MD) and beat URI keeper Amanda Thomas.
With time winding down and less than 10:00 to play, Moos wasn't done yet, helping to provide some insurance for the Bears with an assist on Cunningham's third goal of the season. Moos fed the ball to Cunningham and Thomas came out to challenge the play. But, Cunningham tapped the ball around Thomas and into the back of the net to secure the victory.
With seven points in this afternoon's contest, Moos, the Ivy League's leading scorer, has now tallied 18 (8g, 2a) of her 31 points in the past four games. With today's performance, she has moved up to fifth all-time at Brown in career goals (29), 11th in career assists (13), seventh in career points (71), fifth in season goals (13), and sixth in season points (31).
The game was even in almost every other offensive statistical category with each team taking 14 shots, eight shots on goal, and one corner kick. Freshman Brenna Hogue (Concord, CA) picked up her eighth win of the season with six saves in net. The Bears continue action this Sunday, October 22, when they host Cornell in a 12:00 noon Ivy contest.