Late Run Powers Women’s Lacrosse Past Quinnipiac 13-10

Providence, RI- Sophomore Kaela McGilloway (Sea Cliff, NY) scored four goals and freshman Lindsay Minges (Rochester, NY) added three to help lead the Brown women’s lacrosse team to a 13-10 victory over Quinnipiac this afternoon at Berylson Field. The win improved Brown to 2-1 on the year, while the Bobcats dropped to 0-2.

The Bears dominated the Bobcats on offense, out-shooting Quinnipiac 23-9 in the first period and 14-7 in the second. Brown lit up the scoreboard just three minutes into the game after McGilloway passed the ball to junior Alexa Caldwell (Middletown, DE) who put one past Quinnipiac goalkeeper Noelle Martello. But the Bobcats charged down the field and tied the game up on a goal by Marissa Caroleo, who got one by Brown sophomore goalkeeper Isabel Harvey (Baltimore, MD).

Brown gained a 2-1 advantage after a Minges goal, but once again Caroleo evened the score at 2-2 with a marker at the 21:34 mark. Quinnipiac then gained a 3-2 lead just two minutes later on a free position goal by Devon Gibney. Both teams continued to go goal-for-goal, as Brown senior Kara Kelly (Garden City, NY) added an unassisted goal, followed by goals from Quinnipiac’s Gibney, Brown’s McGilloway and senior Molly McCarthy (Scituate, MA) to give the Bears a 5-4 edge with just under 12 minutes remaining in the first period.

The Bobcats’ Christine Sinnigen and Brown junior Paris Waterman (Neware, DE) then tallied two goals apiece in the next six minutes to give Brown a 7-6 advantage heading into halftime. Quinnipiac’s Martello picked up nine saves in net in the first 30 minutes, while Harvey tallied three.

Quinnipiac scored just 25 seconds into the second period to even the score, but the Bears were able to gain a two-goal lead after markers by Minges and McGilloway. However, Caroleo scored back-to-back goals to tie the game for the eighth time at 9-9 with 15 minutes to go in the contest.

The Bears roared back with four unanswered goals, the first by McGilloway on an assist from Molly McCarthy, as Minges, and freshman Tara Rooke (Wilbraham, MA) added scores to increased Brown’s lead to 12-9. McGilloway tallied another marker with 2:51 left on the clock to extend Bruno’s lead to four, and Quinnipiac could only answer with one goal by Sinnigen at 2:14 to eventually allow Brown the 13-10 victory.

McGilloway led the Bears’ attack with four goals and two assists, followed by Minges with three goals. In addition to one goal, McCarthy handed out two assists.

Leading the Bobcats was Coroleo with four goals and Sinnigen with three, as Sarah Allen handed out four assists.