April 23, 2011

Bears Set to Host #8 Penn on Alumnae & Senior Day

THE GAME: The Bears enter Saturday's game against Penn following a 26-6 win over St. Mary's on Tuesday afternoon. Currently in the midst of a three-game homestand, the Bears will close out the 2011 season at home on Wednesday against Yale.

LAST TIME OUT: In Tuesday's win over St. Mary's, junior Kaela McGilloway led all scorers with nine points (5g, 4a), while freshman Bre Hudgins led all players with six goals, as the Bears established a new school record for goals (26) and points (36) in a game, breaking the old record of 22. Senior Paris Waterman also played a big part in the record-breaking day with eight points (5g, 3a), while senior Alexa Caldwell added five points (4g, 1a). Other goal scorers included sophomores Tara Rooke (2) and Lindsay Minges (1), junior Julia Keller (1), and freshmen Marissa Dale (1) and Erin Roos (1). Hudgins and Caldwell both had a game-high six draw controls, while Waterman and Roos each had three. Rooke led Brown with three ground balls and two caused turnovers. All three goalies earned time in net with junior Isabel Harvey stopping all three shots she faced in just over 13 minutes and sophomore Brienne Donovan recording two saves on five shots in just under 17 minutes. Senior Maggie Suprey also played, facing three shots in 30 minutes.

ALL-TIME VS. PENN: All-time, Brown is 9-23 against Penn, which has won the previous seven games between the two teams. Brown's last win over the Quakers came during the 2003 season when the Bears claimed a 10-8 victory in Providence.

LAST MEETING VS. PENN: In the 2010 meeting against the Quakers, Kaela McGilloway '12 and Paris Waterman '11 each scored two goals, while Alexa Caldwell '11 added one, as Penn earned a 19-5 win in Philadelphia. The two teams traded goals early, but a five-goal run by the Quakers over a span of six minutes gave Penn a 6-1 lead with 17:50 left in the first half. The Quakers led by as much as 13-3 at the break and then 17-3 just 5:45 into the second half before a pair of Brown goals in under two minutes made it 17-5 with 18 left to play. However, that was as close as the Bears would get, as Penn added two more to account for the 19-5 final. Waterman also led Brown with two ground balls, while six different players all had one draw control. Krissi Penikis '11 posted a team-high two caused turnovers, while Isabel Harvey '12 and Brienne Donovan '13 combined for five saves in the loss.

SATURDAY'S OPPONENT: Penn enters Saturday's game following an 11-7 loss to #15 Princeton on Wednesday, the Quakers first Ivy League defeat in five years, a loss that snapped the Quakers Ivy winning streak at 34 games. Erin Brennan currently leads Penn with 36 points (26g, 10a), while Giulia Giordano (17g, 6a) and Caroline Bunting (14g, 7a) add 23 and 21, respectively. Four other players have reached double digits in scoring, while an additional eight have earned at least one point. Emily Leitner and Giordano lead the team with 22 ground balls each, while Maddie Poplawski has a team-high 30 draw controls and Bunting leads the Quakers with 16 caused turnovers. Leitner has seen the majority of time in net and has posted an 8.18 GAA and a .447 save percentage.

Pictured: Erin Roos '14. Photo by DSPics.net.