Waterman’s Five Goals Lead Brown to 14-12 Win over Columbia

NEW YORK, NY – Junior Paris Waterman (Newark, DE) led seven different goal scorers with five goals to help lead the Brown women’s lacrosse team (6-4, 2-3) to a 14-12 victory over Columbia (4-6, 0-5) on Saturday afternoon in New York. Her final two goals of the game were critical for the win, as they came within a span of two minutes and gave Brown a 14-10 lead after the Lions had made it a two-goal game with about 18 minutes remaining.

The Bears opened the game with four straight goals, as junior Alexa Caldwell (Middletown, DE) and senior Kara Kelly (Garden City, NY) scored a pair of unassisted goals in the opening 3:39. Freshman Lindsay Minges (Rochester, NY) increased the lead to 3-0 on a free position shot at 6:11 and 47 seconds later, Waterman scored off a feed from sophomore Kaela McGilloway (Sea Cliff, NY) as Brown held a 4-0 lead seven minutes into the game.

The Lions got on the board about a minute after Waterman’s first to cut the lead to 4-1, but back-to-back goals by Kelly at 13:09 and Caldwell at 13:54 increased Brown’s advantage to 6-1, midway through the half.

Columbia responded with a pair of goals of its own, but Waterman’s second of the day kept the Bears’ lead at four goals with 11:21 left in the half. Brown would outscore Columbia, 4-3, during the final 10 minute of the first half, including two goals in the final two minutes, to take an 11-6 lead into the break.

The second half was a different story, as the Lions outscored Brown, 6-3. However, every time Columbia attempted a run at a comeback, Brown would score to hinder the Lions’ momentum. Columbia opened the half with a pair of goals in the first six minutes, but McGilloway responded with an unassisted goal for Brown to push the Bears’ lead back to four goals, 12-8, with exactly 20 minutes left.

Again, Columbia notched back-to-back goals, this time in a span of a minute, but Waterman scored twice in a span of two minutes to regain the four-goal cushion for Brown, 14-10. Taylor Gattinella and Frances Callaghan scored another pair of goals five minutes apart for the Lions to account for the final score.

Freshman Tara Rooke (Wilbraham, MA) and Katelyn Caro (Andover, MA) led Brown with three ground balls each, while Waterman, Minges, and sophomore Margaret Polanin (Chatham, NJ) led Brown with two draw controls each. Kelly had a team-high two caused turnovers.

Sophomore Isabel Harvey (Baltimore, MD) recorded six saves, with three in each half. The Bears have a quick turn-around, as they face Manhattan at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow morning.

Pictured: Paris Waterman ’11. Photo by DSPics.net.