Gervais Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week

(Sept. 26, 2000) -- Brown freshman Sarah Gervais, of Harrisville, Rhode Island, earned Rookie of the Week honors for the week ending September 24, following her stellar play in the 2-0 shutout of then #16 Harvard in the Ivy League Opener for Brown.

Gervais, who totaled six saves during the second half of the Harvard game, held the Crimson scoreless for 45 minutes. She played an integral part in the victory as the Crimson had numerous scoring opportunities throughout the second half, outshooting the Bears 11-2. In addition, Gervais withstood 10 Harvard corner kicks in the half. Having played the second half of every game this season, Gervais has let up only one goal and ranks third in the Ivy League with a 0.33 goals against average (eighth in the nation) and a 0.947 save percentage.

The win marked the first time since 1993 that the Bears defeated Harvard and their first Ivy League victory since a 3-2 win over Penn in 1998. Brown, 6-0 overall (1-0 Ivy League) and ranked 25th in the Nation (third in the Northeast Region) by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, will host Holy Cross this Wednesday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. at Stevenson Field.