Field Hockey Defeated by Sacred Heart, 2-0

Field Hockey Defeated by Sacred Heart, 2-0

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Brown field hockey team was defeated by Sacred Heart, 2-0, at Goldberger Family Field on Sunday afternoon. The Pioneers scored two first half goals and held off the Bears in the second.

The two teams traded scoring chances early in the opening frame.  Sophomore Corinne Condie (St. Louis, Mo.) kept the Pioneers off the board six minutes into the match with a defensive save, her second in as many games. Sophomore Hannah Leckey (Madison, Conn.) also came up with a defensive save in the first half (15:05). Following Leckey's play, the Pioneers were awarded a penalty stroke, where junior Katie Hammaker (Ephrata, Pa.) came up with the save.

Sacred Heart (4-7) got on the board at 29:23 when Colleen McAninley passed around the goalkeeper to Kelsy Hopkins who put in the goal. The Pioneers added a second tally a few minutes later (33:23) from Lauren Lawson to take a 2-0 lead at halftime.

Sacred Heart held a 7-6 edge in shots for the first period while Brown led in penalty corners, 3-2. Hammaker wrapped up the half with four saves while Hailey Power had one stop in the visiting cage.

Brown (1-8) opened up the second half with a penalty corner but came up empty. The Bears would have two more chances with corners in the period but again were turned away.

The Bears went with an empty net with 4:44 left in the contest but could not put together a score.

Hammaker added four more saves in the second while Power also turned away four shots. Brown held a 7-6 advantage in shots for the second period.

"It was a very even match," said head coach Jill Reeve. "We need to convert on our opportunities."

The Bears will next travel to Harvard to face the Crimson on Friday, Oct. 6 for a 6:00 p.m. contest and then return home to host American on Sunday, Oct. 8 in a 1:00 p.m. non-conference game.

Video of all Brown field hockey home contests and all Ivy League games, home and away, will be broadcast live on the Ivy League Network.