Oct. 24, 2007
PROVIDENCE, RI - Coming off a 4-0 victory over Cornell and looking to post back-to-back wins for the first time this season, the Brown women's soccer team (5-8-1) matched a season-high for goals in a dominating 4-0 victory over Sacred Heart (2-10-4) on Wednesday evening at Stevenson Field. Senior Susie Keller (Cincinnati, OH) had a goal and an assist for the second straight game, while sophomore Melissa Kim (Bethesda, MD) scored twice to lead Brown's attack. Junior Jamie Mize (Washington, DC) also had two points with two assists.
Brown dominated from the opening whistle, outshooting the Pioneers, 28-6, including a 14-2 margin in the second half. However, it was not until the midway point of the first half that the Bears would score their first goal, which would prove to be the game-winner. Senior Anne Friedland (Toronto, ONT) played the ball up the right sideline to Keller, who drew goalie Kristen Burch off her line and fired a low shot to the left corner. With the assist, the ninth of her career, Friedland moved into 18th all-time at Brown.
The Bears continued to pressure Burch in the second half, and increased their lead to 2-0 just 1:35 after the break when Kim scored her first goal of the season. On a Bears' corner kick, Kim put the ball in play to Mize, who immediately returned the ball to Kim. Kim dribbled in and fired a shot from the top left of the box that found the far corner.
Just 13 minutes later, at 59:04, senior Julia Shapira (Los Angeles, CA) gave Brown a 3-0 lead when she scored her third goal in five games. Keller started the play when she found sophomore Kellie Slater (Golden, CO) with a throw-in on the right side. Slater beat her defender and sent a perfect cross into the box, where Shapira had the easy tap-in.
Mize assisted Kim's second goal just 2:01 later to give Brown a 4-0 lead. The Bears nearly added to their lead several times in the final 28 minutes, but five of their seven shots were either wide or high and Burch stopped two to finish the night with 10 saves.
At the other end of the field, sophomore Steffi Yellin (Savannah, GA) need to make just two saves to pick up her fifth shutout of the season. The Bears return to action this Sunday, October 28th, when they host Ivy League leading Penn 1:00 p.m. contest.