Women’s Lacrosse Resumes Ivy Play at Harvard after 10-Day Hiatus

PROVIDENCE, RI – The Bears travel up I-95 this Saturday to face Harvard in their first game back after a 10-day hiatus. The game against the Crimson is the third straight Ivy contest for Brown, which is in search of its first League victory of the season after falling to #13 Princeton, 16-6, and Yale, 8-7, in its last two games. Fans can follow Saturday’s action live at GoCrimson.com via either live stats (free) or audio and video ($6.95).

Last Wednesday against Yale, junior Paris Waterman (Newark, DE) led the Bears with five goals, while senior Bethany Buzzell (Middletown, MD) and junior Alexa Caldwell (Middletown, DE) each added one. The Bears raced out to a 3-0 lead on goals by Waterman (2) and Buzzell in the opening 6:34, but Yale scored three of its own in a span of 11 minutes to tie the score at 3-3 with 10:00 left in the first half. An unassisted tally by Caldwell with just one second remaining in the half gave Brown a 4-3 advantage going into the second half. The two teams traded goals to start the second, before Yale notched back-to-back goals 1:45 apart to take a 6-5 lead with 17:48 remaining. Waterman and the Bulldogs’ Katilyn Flatley traded goals, each scoring twice, the rest of the way with Flatley’s tally at 59:51 standing as the game-winner. Caldwell led Brown with three draw controls, while senior Molly McCarthy (Scituate, MA) and freshman Lindsay Minges (Rochester, NY) each had three ground balls and two caused turnovers to lead Brown. Sophomore Isabel Harvey (Baltimore, MD) recorded four saves in net.

On the season, Brown is led by Waterman, who has 14 goals and 15 points. Sophomore Kaela McGilloway (Sea Cliff, NY) is second on the team with nine points (7g, 2a), while Buzzell adds six points (5g, 1a). Senior Kara Kelly (Garden City, NY) had a team-high 13 ground balls, while McCarthy leads the team with nine draw controls and Minges and junior Krissi Penikis (Swarthmore, PA) each have six caused turnovers.

Harvard (3-3, 1-1) is coming off a 10-4 win over Cornell, in which the Crimson held the Big Red off the scoreboard for the first 40 minutes of play. Freshman Jen VanderMeulen led Harvard with three goals, while Sara Flood and Tyler Petropulos each scored two in the win. Katherine Martino recorded eight saves to anchor the defense. VanderMeulen leads the Crimson with 19 goals and 21 points, while Melanie Baskind is second in scoring with 12 points (9g, 3a) and Alexis Dal Col stands third with nine points (8g, 1a). VanderMeulen also leads the team with 14 draw controls, while Baskind leads the way in caused turnovers with 14 and ground balls with 18. Martino has 44 saves in net with a 10.18 GAA and a .427 save percentage.

Harvard leads the all-time series with Brown by a 26-9 margin, dating back to April 26, 1975. The Crimson had won four straight contests, two of which were by a single goal, before the Bears earned a 12-8 victory in Providence last March. Jesse Nunn ’09 led the Bears with four goals and an assist, while seven other players added a single goal, including Katelyn Caro ’12 (Andover, MA), Bethany Buzzell ’10 (Middletown, MD), and Molly McCarthy ’10 (Scituate, MA), who all had multiple-point games. Isabel Harvey ’12 (Baltimore, MD) posted eight saves in the win.

Pictured: Lindsay Minges ’13. Photo by DSPics.net.