September 5, 2006

Ballard Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week

Sept. 5, 2006

PROVIDENCE, RI - Brown women's soccer freshman Bridget Ballard (Los Angeles, CA) was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week (9/5/06) after helping the Bears to a season-opening 3-2 win over New Hampshire. The midfielder notched the first three points of her career against the Wildcats with a goal and an assist.

After UNH had taken a 2-1 lead with back-to-back goals eight minutes apart, Ballard picked up her first career point with an assist on the game-tying goal just twelve minutes later. With the two teams still tied late in the game, Ballard scored the game-winner with 13:16 left to play as Brown avenged last year's double overtime loss to the Wildcats.

In addition to Ballard, sophomore forward Lindsay Cunningham (Cumberland, RI) earned a spot on the honor roll with a goal against New Hampshire and a goal and an assist in Sunday's 6-0 victory over Buffalo.

The Bears are back in action at 7:00 p.m. tonight against #21 Boston University.