Bears to Face Harvard Saturday in Cambridge

Bears to Face Harvard Saturday in Cambridge

PROVIDENCE, RI – The Brown women's lacrosse team (5-4, 1-2) will look to rebound from a 14-8 loss to #11 Dartmouth when it travels to Cambridge, MA to face Harvard in a 1:00 p.m. game on Saturday. The game will be streamed on video and live stats will also be available.

THE LAST TIME OUT: Brown enters the contest following a 14-8 loss to #11 Dartmouth. Trailing, 8-4, at the start of the second half and then 10-5 six minutes after the break, the Bears utilized a three-goal run during a stretch of four minutes to come to within a pair of goals, 10-8. However, Dartmouth scored four unanswered goals in the final eight minutes of play to come away with a 14-8 victory. Brown was led by freshman Alexandra Crerend (New Canaan, CT), who had three goals, while seniors Julia Keller (Concord, MA) and Kaela McGilloway (Sea Cliff, NY) both had a goal and an assist. Other Brown goal scorers included junior Tara Rooke (Wilbraham, MA), and sophomores Grace Healy (Bellport, NY) and Bre Hudgins (Syracuse, NY). Freshman Kellie Roddy (Poway, CA) recorded six saves in goal and also had four ground balls and a caused turnover. Junior Lindsay Minges (Rochester, NY), freshman Abby Bunting (Wellesley, MA) and Crerend each had three ground balls, while Rooke, sophomore Erin Roos (Wilmette, IL) and freshman Alyssa DiBona (Media, PA) all had two draw controls.

ABOUT BROWN: Senior Kaela McGilloway leads the Bears in scoring with 37 points (18g, 19a) while sophomores Bre Hudgins and Danielle Mastro (Endicott, NY) both have 19 points. Senior Julia Keller and freshman Alexandra Crerend have also reached double digits in scoring with 16 and 14 points, respectively. Sophomore Erin Roos leads the team with 13 ground balls and 13 caused turnovers, while sophomore Grace Healy has a team-high 28 draw controls. Freshman Kellie Roddy has played 358 minutes in net and has posted an 11.38 GAA with a .370 save percentage in nine games, four starts. Senior Isabel Harvey (Baltimore, MD) has an 11.26 GAA and a .382 save percentage in six games, five starts.

RANKED AMONG THE NATION'S BEST: Entering Saturday's game against Harvard, senior Kaela McGilloway ranks 59th nationally in points, 25th in points per game, 26th in assists, and 22nd in assists per game. Freshman Kellie Roddy is 39th nationally in goals against average, while sophomore Erin Roos is 42nd in caused turnovers and sophomore Grace Healy is 53rd in draw controls.  

IN THE RECORD BOOKS: Senior Kaela McGilloway continues to climb Brown's all-time career scoring leaders and enters the Harvard game ranked 2nd all-time with 167 points, 4th all-time with 101 career goals, and 3rd all-time with 66 career assists. Sophomore Grace Healy has moved into 7th all-time at Brown with 79 career draw controls. McGilloway's 19 assists this season are 8th all-time at Brown, while Healy's 28 draw controls this season are 17th all-time.

ABOUT HARVARD: Harvard is 4-6 on the season and 1-2 in the Ivy League and enters Saturday's contest against the Bears following an 0-2 week against teams ranked in the top 10. The Crimson fell to #2 Syracuse at Gillette Stadium, 10-6, last Saturday, before dropping a 12-6 decision to #9 Virginia on Monday. Harvard is led by senior Melanie Baskind's 23 points (17g, 6a), while juniors Danielle Tetreault and Jenn Vandermeulen add 19 and 15, respectively. Baskind also leads the team with 22 ground balls, while Tetreault has a team-high 19 draw controls. Junior Micaela Cyr paces Harvard with seven caused turnovers. Freshman Kelly Weis has seen the majority of time in net, starting all 10 games, and posting an 8.58 GAA and a .463 save percentage.

BROWN vs. HARVARD: All-time, Brown is 10-27 against Harvard, after falling, 12-9, last season in Providence. The loss in 2011 snapped a two-game winning streak for the Bears, who won 12-8 in 2009 and 10-9 in 2010. Last season, Brown held a 7-2 lead late in the first half. However, Harvard closed the gap to 7-5 before the break and then scored the first seven goals of the second half to take a 12-7 lead with seven minutes remaining. Brown scored the final two goals of the game, but could get no closer than the 12-9 final. Danielle Mastro led the Bears with three goals, while Grace Healy and Bre Hudins both scored a pair. Maggie Suprey '11 recorded six saves in net for the Bears.