PROVIDENCE, RI – The Brown women's lacrosse team (9-5, 2-4) closes out its 2013 season on Saturday afternoon when the Bears host Yale (7-7, 1-5) on senior day. Brown will look to snap a three-game skid with losses to Cornell (9-7), Boston College (15-12), and Penn (10-7, ot). Prior to the game, the Bears will recognize the four members of the Class of 2013 – Sidney Jacobs (Blue Bell, PA), Lindasy Minges (Rochester, NY), Tara Rooke (Wilbraham, MA) and Kasey Wagner (Southborough, MA).
THE LAST TIME OUT: Brown dropped a heart-breaking, 10-7, decision to Penn in overtime. The Bears led, 7-6, with just over a minute left in regulation, but the Quakers tied the game with 30 seconds left in the game to force overtime. Penn then scored 24 seconds into the first overtime and added two more to come away with the 10-7 margin of victory. Sophomore Abby Bunting (Wellesley, MA) led Brown with three goals, while junior Bre Hudgins (Syracuse, NY) scored two and added one assist. Junior Grace Healy (Bellport, NY) and Rooke each had a goal, while Wagner tallied one assist and led Brown with three caused turnovers. Hudgins and Healy paced the Bears on the draw with four and three draw controls, respectively, while freshman Richael Walsh (Westwood, MA) and Jacobs led Brown with two ground balls each. Sophomore Kellie Roddy (Poway, CA) recorded seven saves in 66 minutes.
ABOUT BROWN: Hudgins currently leads the Bears with 45 points (34g, 11a) and is second on the team with 47 draw controls. Bunting is second on the team with 35 points (31g, 4a) and is tied for the team lead with 24 ground balls. Minges and sophomore Janie Gion (Northfield, IL) round out Brown's top four scorers with 26 (24g, 2a) and 22 (17g, 5a) points, respectively. Healy leads the team with 61 draw controls, a Brown record for draw controls in a season, and ranks 17th in the country with 4.36 draw controls per game. Junior Erin Roos (Wilmette, IL) leads the team with 24 caused turnovers and also ranks 19th in the country, averaging 1.71 per game. She is also tied for first on the team with 24 ground balls. Roddy has played the majority of time in net and has earned an 8.32 GAA with a .410 save percentage, stopping 77 of 188 shots, in just over 800 minutes.
ABOUT YALE: Yale enters the game against the Bears following Wednesday's 16-15 loss to Boston University. The Bulldogs rallied from an 11-3 deficit but fell just short of the victory. Devon Rhodes currently leads the team in scoring with 51 points (36g, 15a), while Nicole Daniggelis is second on the team with 39 points (36g, 3a). Jen DeVito and Erin Magnuson round out the top four scorers with 27 (14g, 13a) and 23 (17g, 6a) points, respectively. Daniggelis also leads the Bulldogs with 73 draw controls, while Christina Doherty paces Yale with 32 ground balls and 16 caused turnovers. Erin McMullan has played the majority of time in net for Yale and has an 11.50 GAA with a .376 save percentage in 798 minutes. She has recorded 92 saves on 245 shots.
BROWN vs. YALE: All-time, Brown is 7-31-1 against Yale, following a 9-6 loss to the Bulldogs in New Haven last year. Brown held a 5-2 lead early in the second half, but Yale outscored the Bears, 7-1, in the game's final 20:13 to earn the 9-6 win. Hudgins led Brown with a pair of goals, while Minges, Healy and junior Danielle Mastro each scored one goal. Hudgins and Healy led Brown with three goals, while sophomore Alyssa DiBona had a team-high four caused turnovers.
Pictured: Sidney Jacobs '13. Photo by DSPics.net.