Field Hockey Falls To Yale, 4-3, In Overtime

Nov. 9, 2002

PROVIDENCE, RI - The Yale Bulldogs (10-7, 3-4) scored with 12:06 remaining in the game to tie the contest at 3-3 and won in overtime as they defeated Brown (7-9, 2-5) 4-3 in overtime on Saturday afternoon on Brown's Warner Roof.

The Bears took a 2-0 lead less than 12 minutes into the contest on back-to-back goals by junior Laurel Pierpont (Jacksonville, FL). The first one came nine minutes into the game and she added her second one, which was assisted by junior Lizzie Buza (Houston, TX), less than three minutes later with 23:12 remaining in the first half.

Yale called a time-out and just 1:32 later came to within one on a goal by Jana Halfon. The Bulldogs tied the contest at 2-2 with 13:41 remaining in the half.

The Bears came out quick in the second half as Buza scored an unassisted goal just 1:10 into the second half to give Brown a 3-2 lead.

However, Yale notched the game-tying goal with 12:06 left to play, which sent the game into overtime. Meredith Howell scored the game-winner for the Bulldogs with 7:31 remaining in the first 15-minute overtime as they came-back for the victory.

Sophomore goalie Katie Noe (Simsbury, CT) stopped eight shots in net for the Bears. The game marked the final career contest for senior tri-captains Colleen Kanara (Kennett Square, PA), Cory Pelletier (Walpole, MA), and Ashley Wallace (Avon, CT).

Brown returns 18 letterwinners for next season, including the top four scorers from this year's team.

Game Summary
YALE 2 1 1 -- 4
BROWN 2 1 0 -- 3

Scoring Summary
Team Half Time Goal Assist Score
BROWN 1 26:00 Laurel Pierpont unassisted 1-0
BROWN 1 23:12 Laurel Pierpont Lizzie Buza 2-0
YALE 1 21:40 Jana Halfon unassisted 2-1
YALE 1 13:41 S. Dolmat-Connell unassisted 2-2
BROWN 2 33:50 Lizzie Buza unassisted 3-2
YALE 2 12:06 Sarah Driscoll unassisted 3-3
YALE OT 7:31 Meredith Howell Sarah Driscoll 3-4

Shots Inside the Circle: Yale (23), Brown (15)

Penalty Corners: Yale (9), Brown (9)

Goalkeeping
YALE: Krissy Nesburg 76:29 11 saves, 3 goals allowed
BROWN: Katie Noe 76:29 8 saves, 4 goals allowed