THE GAME: The Bears enter Tuesday's game against St. Mary's looking to snap a five-game skid, during which Brown has dropped games to three ranked teams, including a 13-12 double overtime, near-upset of #3 Duke last Sunday. Today's game marks the start of a three-game homestand for the Bears, who will close out the season with home games against Penn and Yale.
LAST TIME OUT: In Saturday's loss to Cornell, the Big Red utilized a six-goal run spanning 12 minutes during the final 6:51 of the first half and the first 5:16 of the second to break open a 4-3 game en route to the win. With Cornell leading, 10-3, junior Julia Keller sparked a 3-0 Bears' run, as a pair of free position goals by senior Paris Waterman made it 10-6 with 15:25 remaining. However, Cornell would score three straight to take a 13-6 lead with just over five minutes left in the game. Waterman led Brown with three goals, while sophomore Tara Rooke scored her first two of the season. Keller also had two points with a goal and an assist, while junior Kaela McGilloway also scored and freshman Danielle Mastro posted one assist. Junior Isabel Harvey played 51:45 in net and recorded seven saves, before giving way to senior Maggie Suprey, who played the final 8:15. Senior Alexa Caldwell led the Bears with two ground balls, while Caldwell and freshman Bre Hudgins both earned three draw controls to lead the team.
ALL-TIME VS. ST. MARY'S: All-time, Brown is 2-0 against St. Mary's, after earning an 18-4 win over the Gaels last season in Providence. Brown also won the first-ever meeting between the two programs, 17-6, in 2007.
LAST MEETING VS. ST. MARY'S: In the 2010 meeting against the Gaels, Kaela McGilloway led 11 different goal scorers with four goals, while Molly McCarthy added three goals and Sasha Sassoon posted three points (1g, 2a). Julia Keller and Margaret Polanin both scored twice in the win, while Kara Kelly, Lindsay Minges and Paris Waterman all earned a goal and an assist. Alexa Caldwell and Sassoon led Brown with four ground balls, while Caldwell had a team-high four draw controls. Four different players led the Bears with two caused turnovers each. Isabel Harvey earned the win with five saves (2 goals against) in 41 minutes, while Brienne Donovan had one save (2 goals against) in 19 minutes.
TUESDAY'S OPPONENT: St. Mary's enters Tuesday's game following a 23-2 loss at #3 Duke on Sunday. The Blue Devils scored the first 18 goals of the game before the Gaels got on the board 5:13 after halftime. Jillian Chong and Krista Morgan both scored against Duke, while Kathleen Worsdale tallied 14 saves in goal. Hannah Rooke led SMC with four ground balls, while Mariah Walk and Worsdale both had three ground balls. Chong and Walk currently lead the team with 31 points (24g, 7a), while Juliet Munroe adds 22 points (17g, 5a). Walk also leads the team with 27 ground balls, 23 caused turnovers, and 33 draw controls. Worsdale has seen the majority of time in net this year and has posted a 16.16 GAA to go along with a .406 save percentage.
Pictured: Danielle Mastro '14. Photo by DSPics.net.