Brown Laxers Overpower Quinnipiac, 16-7
Providence, R.I. – Senior Lindsay Minges (Rochester, NY), junior Grace Healy (Bellport, NY), and sophomores Abby Bunting (Wellesley, MA) and Janie Gion (Northfield, IL) scored three goals each to lead Brown to a 16-7 non-league victory over Quinnipiac Friday afternoon at Stevenson Field. The win lifts the Bears to 5-1 overall, while Quinnipiac falls to 2-4 overall.
In addition to scoring three goals, Healy broke the Brown career record for draw controls, now with 123, breaking the previous record of 121 by Bekah Rottenberg '03.
Brown led from start-to-finish, breaking out to a 4-0 lead just 10 minutes into the game on goals by Bunting, Healy, Minges and Gion. Two straight goals by Quinnipiac cut the Bears lead to 4-2 with 13:25 left in the half.
The Bears broke the game open with four consecutive goals, two by Healy, and one each by Minges and junior Bre Hudgins (Syracuse, NY) to grab an 8-2 advantage. A late goal by Quinnipiac's Kyra Ochwat cut Brown's lead to 8-3 at intermission.
Ochwat scored for the Bobcats to open the second half, but the Bears answered once again with four straight goals, including two by Gion and one each by Minges and Bunting, to put the game out of reach, 12-4 with19:43 remaining in the game.
Brown sophomore goalie Kellie Roddy (Poway, CA) was solid in the Brown goal, making four saves and helping the Bears convert 13-of-14 clears.
The Bears peppered the Quinnipiac goal throughout the game, out-shooting the Bobcats by a 43-14 margin.
Gion was the game's top scorer, adding an assist with her three goals. The Bears also got goals from Carolyn Westphal (Lancaster, PA), Julia Carrellas (Middletown, RI) and Rebecca Dahle (Wynnewood, PA), while Hudgins had two assists to go with her goal.
Ochwat, who netted three goals, and Briana Fountain, who scored two goals, led the Bobcats. Samantha Tilts made 13 saves in the Quinnipiac net.
The Bears will be at home again next Friday, March 26, against USC. Game time is 5 p.m. at Stevenson Field.
Pictured: Grace Healy '14 set a new Brown record with 123 career draw controls. photo by dspics.net