September 25, 2004

Mondics' Two Goals Not Enough as Bears Fall to #18 Harvard, 5-2

Sept. 25, 2004

Box Score

PROVIDENCE, RI - The Brown University Field Hockey team (2-5, 0-2) gave 18th-ranked Harvard (4-2, 2-0) all it could handle, but came up short in a 5-2 loss on Saturday afternoon at Warner Roof.

After nearly an entire half of scoreless action, the Crimson took a 1-0 lead with 3:40 remaining in the first frame, heading into the break with the momentum. Harvard's lead could have been 2-0 at the end of the first, but a diving stick save by Brown freshman netminder Kristen Hodavance (Emmaus, PA) off of a Harvard penalty stroke kept the Crimson off the board 12 minutes into the game.

However, at the start of the second half, momentum quickly shifted to Brown at after Rebecca Mondics (Bethesda, MD) scored her first career goal just 5:37 into the half. Harvard's Aliaa Remtilla made the initial save on a Brooke Townsend (Houston, TX) direct shot off of a penalty corner. The rebound bounced right to Mondics and she found the back of the cage, tying the game at 1-1.

The Bears took a 2-1 lead on a similar play just 1:50 later. Townsend took the direct shot from the top of the circle, Remtilla made the first save in a three-save flurry but the rebound found Mondics' stick and knocked the ball in for her second goal of the game.

But, Harvard was not to be outdone and the Crimson tied the game with 16:32 remaining, scoring the eventual game-winner with 12:36 left in the game. Harvard added two more goals before the final whistle, scoring with 7:19 and 23 seconds remaining.

In net for the Bears, Hodavance recorded 14 saves, including 11 in the first half. Brown continues action on Tuesday, September 28, when it travels to Boston for a 3:00 p.m. contest against #11 Northeastern. The game will be played at Wentworth.

Game Summary
#18 HARVARD 1 4 -- 5
BROWN 0 2 -- 2

Scoring First Half: H, Lane, 3:40.
Scoring Second Half: B, Mondics, 29:33;
B, Mondics, 27:23;
H, Gannon (McDavitt), 16:32;
H, Maasdorp, 12:36;
H, McDavitt (Maasdorp), 7:19; H, McDavitt, 0:23.
Saves: B, Kristen Hodavance (70:00), 14;
H, Aliaa Remtilla (70:00) - 4.
Shots Inside the Circle: Brown (8), Harvard (22)
Penalty Corners: Brown (6), Harvard (12)