PROVIDENCE, RI – The Brown women's lacrosse team (6-5, 1-3) travels to Yale on Wednesday, April 18th, to face the Bulldogs in a 4:00 p.m. Ivy League contest. The game begins a three-game stretch against teams from the Ancient Eight, as the Bears will close out the 2012 regular season at Penn and at home against Cornell.
THE LAST TIME OUT: Brown enters the contest following a 15-5 win over Sacred Heart. Against the Pioneers, freshman Alexandra Crerend (New Canaan, CT) led the Bears with four goals, while senior Kaela McGiloway (Sea Cliff, NY) added three goals and two assists. Brown also got a pair of goals from freshman Emily Klein (Pleasanton, CA), who tallied the first two goals of her career, while senior Julia Keller had a three-point game with a goal and two assists. Junior Lindsay Minges (Rochester, NY) led Brown with four draw controls, while sophomore Bre Hudgins (Syracuse, NY) had a team-high three caused turnovers. Three different Bears – Crerend, freshman Abby Bunting (Wellesley, MA), and freshman Alyssa DiBona (Media, PA) all had three ground balls to lead the team. Freshman Kellie Roddy (Poway, CA) recorded one save in the first 30 minutes, while senior Isabel Harvey (Baltimore, MD) stopped three shots in the final 30 minutes.
ABOUT BROWN: Senior Kaela McGilloway leads the Bears in scoring with 43 points (21g, 22a) while sophomore Bre Hudgins is second on the team with 23 points (18g, 5a) and senior Julia Keller follows with 22 (16g, 6a). Freshman Alexandra Crerend (19g, 2a) and sophomore Danielle Mastro (Endicott, NY) (14g, 6a) have also reached the 20-point mark on the season, while junior Lindsay Minges and sophomore Grace Healy (Bellport, NY) both have 10 points. Sophomore Erin Roos continues to lead the team in ground balls (18) and caused turnovers (17), while Healy leads the Bears with 29 draw controls. Freshman Kellie Roddy has played 419 minutes in net and has posted an 11.31 GAA with a .358 save percentage in 11 games, 6 starts. Senior Isabel Harvey has a 10.97 GAA and a .362 save percentage in eight games, five starts.
RANKED AMONG THE NATION'S BEST: Entering Wednesday's game against Yale, senior Kaela McGilloway ranks 85th nationally in points, 38th in points per game, 30th in assists, and 24th in assists per game. Freshman Kellie Roddy is 37th nationally in goals against average, while sophomore Erin Roos is 26th in caused turnovers and sophomore Grace Healy is 90th in draw controls.
IN THE RECORD BOOKS: Senior Kaela McGilloway continues to climb Brown's all-time career scoring leaders and enters the Yale game ranked 2nd all-time with 173 points, 3rd all-time with 104 career goals, and 3rd all-time with 69 career assists. Sophomore Grace Healy has moved into 7th all-time at Brown with 80 career draw controls. McGilloway's 43 points this season are 16th all-time at Brown, while her 22 assists this season are 6th all-time at Brown. Healy's 29 draw controls this season are 16th all-time.
ABOUT YALE: Yale is 4-8 on the season and 1-4 in the Ivy League and enters Wednesday's contest against the Bears following 13-9 victory over Columbia. Senior Caroline Crow led the Bulldogs against the Lions with five goals and two assists. Yale is currently led by Crow, who has 35 points (24g, 11a), while junior Devon Rhodes is second on the team with 22 points (17g, 5a). Sophomore Jen DeVito has also reached the 20-point mark and has 21 points (12g, 9a) on the season. Freshmen Cathryn Avallone and Christina Doherty share the team lead with 23 ground balls, while sophomore Ashley McCormick leads the Bulldogs with 13 caused turnovers. Doherty also leads the team with 32 draw controls. Sophomore Erin McMullan has seen the majority of time in net this year and has an 11.25 GAA with a .420 save percentage in nine games (442:30). Senior Whitney Quackenbush has appeared in six games (277:30) and has an 11.68 GAA and a .393 save percentage.
BROWN vs. YALE: All-time, Brown is 7-30-1 against Yale, following an 11-4 win in Providence last year. In the 2011 contest, Brown was led by Kaela McGilloway '12, who scored three goals and two assists. Nine different Brown players tallied at least one point in the win, as Bre Hudgins '14 had a four-point game (2g, 2a). Hudgins also won four draw controls, while Krissi Penikis '11 had a team-high five ground balls and four caused turnovers. Paris Waterman '11 also had four caused turnovers to add to a goal, four ground balls, and two draw controls. Isabel Harvey '12 earned the win with eight saves in net.