PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown field hockey team returns home to Goldberger Family Field on Friday, Sept. 15 to square off against Siena in a 4:00 p.m. game before traveling to Northeastern on Sunday, Sept. 17 for a 2:00 p.m. contest.
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LAST TIME OUT
The Bears suffered their third-straight one goal defeat on Friday, Sept. 8 at Drexel (2-1) and then fell at Monmouth (9-0) on Sunday, Sept. 10. Freshman Anagha Nayak registered her third-straight goal against the Dragons on Friday while junior Maddie Ayles generated her fifth career defensive saves versus the Hawks on Sunday, moving her into a tie for sixth all-time at Brown.
The Saints have dropped six straight to open the season. Last weekend, Siena fell to Saint Francis (5-2, Sept. 9) and Lock Haven (3-0, Sept. 10). Five different players are tied for the team lead in scoring with a goal apiece. Mary Crumlish has started all six games in net and has recorded a 3.76 goals-against average and a .744 save percentage.
The Huskies enter the weekend with a 3-2 record. Northeastern will take on No. 17 Harvard on Friday, Sept. 6 before hosting Brown. The Huskies dropped their lone game last weekend, a 2-1 defeat against Cal. June Curry-Lindahl leads the team in points (14) with team-highs in goals (5) and assists (4). Julia Ennis has started all five games in goal and carries an impressive 0.73 goals-against average and a .857 save percentage.
SERIES VS. SIENA
Brown and Siena have competed in four contests all-time with the Bears holding a perfect 4-0 record over the Saints. Brown last played Siena in 2014, a 3-2 triumph at Goldberger Family Field.
SERIES VS. NORTHEASTERN
The Bears and Huskies have met 22 times with Northeastern currently holding a six-game winning streak. The two teams last played each other in 2008, a 7-1 victory for the Bears at Northeastern.
Brown has two sets of siblings on its 2017 roster in sophomore Allee Ayles and junior Maddie Ayles along with incoming freshmen Anagha Nayak and Anya Nayak. The older Ayles (Maddie) is a back for the Bears and is tied for sixth all-time in defensive saves while Allee is a goalkeeper. As for the Nayak twins, Anagha is a back/midfielder while Anya is a forward/midfielder.
Senior Maggie Mostoller and juniors Katie Hammaker and Rachel Lanouette have been named captains for the 2017 season. Mostoller has appeared in 36 career games at the midfield while Hammaker and Lanouette started every game of their careers.
The Bears will open Ivy League play on Saturday, Sept. 23 at Columbia in a 10:00 a.m. contest.