PROVIDENCE, RI – Freshman Danielle Mastro (Endicott, NY) scored her second goal of the season just 1:37 into the game to give Brown (1-1) a 1-0 lead, but Boston University (1-1) answered just 13 seconds later and then went on an 11-2 run to claim a 15-8 victory over the Bears Tuesday afternoon at the Berylson Family Fields.
The two teams traded goals during the opening nine minutes, with Mastro and junior Kaela McGilloway (Sea Cliff, NY) scoring for the Bears. After Sydney Godett's free position score tied the game at 2-2 at 9:05, the Terriers would score four more goals over the next 6:30, including three straight by Danielle Etrasco, to grab a 6-2 lead midway through the half.
McGilloway's second of the game stopped the run at the 21;06 mark, but BU answered with another run, 6-0, scoring the last four goals of the first half and the first two of the second half to build a 12-3 lead.
Mastro tallied her second of the game 10:33 into the second half, connecting on a free position shot, but back-to-back BU scores made it 14-4 with just over 11 minutes left to play.
The Bears outscored Boston University, 4-1, in the final 9:06, including three scores by senior Paris Waterman (Newark, DE), to account for the 15-8 final.
Brown outshot Boston University, 35-21 for the game, including a 22-7 margin in the second half. But, the Terriers received 13 saves by its two goalies, 10 of which came in the second half. The Bears were also plagued by their aggressive play, as Brown was assessed 10 total cards in the game, each one resulting in having to remove that player from the contest for three minutes. Brown also had trouble converting its free position attempts, finishing 2-11, while BU was 5-6 on eight-meter shots.
Sophomore Sidney Jacobs (Blue Bell, PA) led Brown with two caused turnovers, while freshman Grace Healy (Bellport, NY) had a game-high six draw controls. Jacobs, junior Julia Keller (Concord, MA) and sophomore Lindsay Minges (Rochester, NY) each had two ground balls to lead Brown.
Brown will look to regroup and now turns its attention to the 2011 Ivy League opener when the Bears host Columbia this Saturday, March 5th, in a 1:00 p.m. contest.
Pictured: Sidney Jacobs '13. Photo by DSPics.net.