THE GAME: The Bears enter Tuesday's game at instate rival Bryant following a 20-15 win over Quinnipiac on Sunday. In the midst of four straight non-league games, the Bears will battle the Bulldogs in the Third Annual Ocean State Cup game, slated to begin at 7:00 p.m. Brown closes the four-game non-league stretch on Sunday, March 25th, at home against Stanford.
LAST TIME OUT: In Sunday's win over Quinnipiac, Brown was led by senior Kaela McGilloway (Sea Cliff, NY), who had a game-high 7 points (4g, 3a), while sophomore Bre Hudgins (Syracuse, NY) also scored four goals. Other players with at least two points in the game included sophomore Danielle Mastro (Endicott, NY) and senior Julia Keller (Concord, MA) both with three, and freshman Alexandra Crerend (New Canaan, CT), sophomore Grace Healy (Bellport, NY), and junior Lindsay Minges (Rochester, NY) each with two. Healy led the team with a game-high 8 draw controls, while sophomore Erin Roos (Wilmette, IL) and McGilloway both had three caused turnovers. Freshman Kellie Roddy (Poway, CA) made her first career start in net and recorded seven saves. After falling behind, 1-0, early in the game, the Bears scored three straight to take a 3-1 lead at 5:04. However, Quinnipiac would keep the game close, answering with two goals to tie the score at 3-3. Another pair of goals by Brown gave the Bears a 5-3 lead, but Quinnipiac outscored Brown, 2-1, in a two-minute stretch to remain within a goal, 6-5. The Bears would score four of the game's next five goals to hold a 10-6 lead with 9:34 left in the first half, but Quinnipiac fought back again, scoring three straight to again come to within one, 10-9. Brown closed the half with another three-goal run and then scored the first of the second half to take a 14-9 lead. After the Bobcats cut it to 14-10, the teams traded two goal runs, as Brown held the four-goal lead, 16-12, with 17:08 left in the game. The Bears scored three straight unassisted goals over the next five minutes, increasing their lead to 19-12. However, Quinnipiac would outscore Brown, 3-1, the rest of the way to account for the 20-15 final.
ALL-TIME VS. BRYANT: Brown is 3-0 all-time against the Bulldogs after earning a 14-4 win at home last year. The last time to two teams met on Bryant's home field, in 2010, the Bears cruised to a 19-4 victory.
TODAY'S OPPONENT: The Bulldogs are 1-5 and are coming off a 1-1 week, during which they earned a 17-8 victory over Presbyterian, before falling to Siena, 9-8, in overtime. Bryant is led by sophomore Haley Bloom, who had 14 points (12g, 2a), while senior Lauren Sheridan is right behind with 13 points (12g, 1a). Sophomore Lisa Vendel and senior Mary Green have both scored seven goals and are third and fourth on the team in scoring with nine and eight points, respectively. Senior Lauren Filippone leads the team with 23 ground balls, while junior Nicole Rettinger is second with 17. Rettinger also leads the Bulldogs with 14 caused turnovers. Green had a team-high 13 draw controls, while sophomore Katherine Keckelsen adds 11. Filippone has played the majority of time in net this season and has earned a 9.54 GAA to go along with a .555 save percentage.