Brown (2-0, 0-0 Ivy) vs. Columbia (1-0, 0-0 Ivy)
Saturday, Mar. 1 – 1 p.m.
New York, N.Y.
Robert K. Kraft Field
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – After convincing victories over Iona and Sacred Heart last weekend, the Brown women's lacrosse team opens up Ivy play with a battle against Columbia on Saturday at Robert K. Kraft Field.
The Bears look to improve on a 16-0 all-time record against the Lions, including an 11-10, triple overtime victory in the most recent matchup last year.
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Sarah Bell - Honorable Mention All-American, Captain and Recipient of Coaches' Award (2013); Selected to play in the NE Prep School All-Star Game (2012 & 2013); Played for NH/VT in the National Tournament; Lakes Region Championship (2011 & 2012).
Riley Christopher - Unsung Hero Award (2011); All-League, Honorable Mention All-American, All-Academic, and Honorable Mention All-Met after leading her team in points (2012); Co-Captain, Honorable Mention All-Met and ranked among the top five in assists in Washington, DC area (2013).
Natalie Fox - All-American and Captain (2013); Academic All-American, All-State and All-Conference (2012 & 2013); Honorable Mention All-American (2012); State Champions (2010 & 2013).
Kerianne Hunt - US Lacrosse Magazine Western Region Player of the Year, Bay Area Newsgroup HS Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year and East Bay Athletic League Player of the Year (2013); All-American (2011-2013); Academic All-American (2011-2013); EBAL First Team All-League (2011-2013); Captain (2012 & 2013); EBAL Second Team All-League (2010); Under Armour Western Region All-Star Team (2012); North Coast Section Girls Lacrosse Champions (2011-2013); NCS Scholar-Athlete Award (2010-2013).
Ali Kim - Captain and League Co-MVP (2013); First Team All-American and Academic All-American (2012 & 2013); Team MVP (2011-2013); First Team All-League (2011 & 2012); Second Team All-League (2010).
Mollie Lane - VISAA First Team All-State, ISL All-League and captain (2013); ISL League Champions (2011 & 2013); ISL Tournament Champions (2011-2013); Virginia State Champions (2011-2013).
Jillian Lee - Captain; LI Metro Team; All-County; Academic All-American.
Sarah Peters - Dual County All-Star; US Lacrosse Academic All-American; Lower New England Team.
HUDGINS NETS #100
Senior attack Bre Hudgins (Syracuse, N.Y.) potted the 100th goal of her career on Sunday against Sacred Heart.
CAREER HIGH FOR MASTRO
Danielle Mastro (Endicott, N.Y.) eclipsed her single-game high of three goals, previously recorded on March 25, 2012 versus Stanford, with a four-goal outburst versus Iona on Saturday.
AN EMERGING TOY
After being held scoreless last season, sophomore Lauren Toy (Kentfield, Calif.) opened 2014 with back-to-back hat tricks this past weekend against Iona and Sacred Heart.
Through two games, the Bears rank ninth overall in scoring defense, surrendering just five goals per game.
With a 17-4 and 19-6 wins in their first two contests, Brown's 13-goal average margin of victory ranks seventh overall in the nation.
SCOUTING THE LIONS
Columbia enters Saturday's Ivy contest at 1-0 after a 20-11 season-opening win over LIU-Brooklyn last Sunday. The Lions got four goals each from Jessie Ambrose and Ashley Rinere, as well as hat tricks from Taylor Quinn, Kate Murphy, and Maggie Sinzer while Colleen Packer turned aside three shots in the win. Columbia controlled possession throughout their opener, entering the weekend ranked second in the nation with 22 draw controls and 27 ground balls.
The Bears return home to Stevenson Field on March 8 for an Ivy battle against No. 18/19 Princeton at 1 p.m.