Brown Women's Soccer Rallies for 3-2 Overtime Win Over Yale

Providence, Rhode Island -- Senior Bekah Splaine scored an unassisted goal at 3:44 of the first overtime as Brown battled back from a 2-0 deficit to defeat Yale, 3-2. The win enabled the Bears to tie the school record for victories as Brown closed its 2000 regular season with a 13-4 overall mark, 5-2 in the Ivy League.

Splaine scored on a scramble in front of the goal, following a corner kick by senior Michaela Rooney. Yale tried to clear, but the ball bounced off two Brown players to Slpaine who one-touched the ball past Yale goalkeeper Sarah Peterson.

Yale opened the scoring at the 32:27 mark when junior Sara Ruiz was pulled down in the box and converted a penalty kick, despite Brown keeper Mary Jo Markle getting a hand on the ball.

The Elis extended their lead to 2-0 when sophomore striker Liz Jarchow took a pass from senior Jennifer Mendoza in the box, and fired the ball past Markle at 46:25. Brown's furious second half comeback started when junior Kim Lanzire scored off a header from Rooney with 7:57 remaining in regulation.

The Bears kept the pressure in the Yale half of the field and junior Allyson Schwerdt tied the game for Brown at the 87:37 mark one-touching a long ball from freshman Kristin Ferrell after a nifty sideline pass from senior Bekah Splaine.

Yale also completed its regular season, finishing with a 9-7-1 overall record, 3-4 in the Ivy League.

Saturday, November 4, 2000
Stevenson Field, Providence, RI

				1st	2nd	OT	Total
YALE (9-7-1, 3-4 Ivy)		2	0	0	2
BROWN (13-4-0, 5-2 Ivy)		0	2	1	3

Scoring:	Yale - Sara Ruiz, 32:27
		Yale --	Liz Jarchow (Jennifer Mendoza), 46:25
		Brown -  Kim Lanzire (Michaela Rooney), 82:03
		Brown - Allyson Schwerdt (Bekah Splaine, Kristin Ferrell), 87:36
		Brown -  Bekah Splaine, 93:44
Saves:  	Yale: Sarah Peterson - 7;  
		Brown: Markle - 4 ,  Sarah Gervais - 8  
Shots: 		Yale 15, Brown 19
Saves: 		Yale 7, Brown 8
Corner Kicks: 	Yale 6, Brown 10
Fouls: 		Yale 11, Brown 8
Offsides: 	Yale 0, Brown 0