Women's Lax Heads West to Battle Colorado and Denver
Brown (6-0, 2-0 Ivy) vs. Colorado (4-4, 1-1 MPSF)
Saturday, Mar. 22 – 7 p.m. (ET)
Live Steam: http://pac-12.com/videos/university-colorado
Brown (6-0, 2-0 Ivy) vs. Denver (5-1, 2-0 MPSF)
Monday, Mar. 24 – 4 p.m. (ET)
Peter Barton Stadium
Live Stats: DenverPioneers.com
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Currently riding its best start in program history, the Brown women's lacrosse team (6-0) heads west to battle Colorado and Denver this weekend in the Centennial State.
LAST TIME OUT
Bre Hudgins (Syracuse, N.Y.) netted five goals while Grace Healy (Bellport, N.Y) registered a hat trick as the Brown women's lacrosse team improved to 6-0 with a 21-9 victory over Central Connecticut State (2-4) on Saturday at Stevenson Field.
Danielle Mastro (Endicott, N.Y.) chipped in with two goals and three assists, improving on her team highs of 24 points and 12 assists. Brown netminder Kellie Roddy (Poway, Calif.) improved to 6-0 as she turned aside two Blue Devils shots in 57:04 of action.
THE SERIES HISTORY – COLORADO
Saturday marks the first meeting between the two schools.
SCOUTING THE BUFFALOES
Colorado is in the midst of its inaugural season in women's lacrosse, as they enter Saturday's contest at 4-4 overall with wins over Stetson, Regis, Temple, and Fresno State this season. The Buffs spent last weekend in New England, dropping a pair of decisions to UMass-Amherst (17-4) and New Hampshire (14-11). First-year head coach Ann Elliott's squad is led by MPSF's goal-scoring leader, Cali Castagnola (21 goals) while Johnna Fusco and Marie Moore have each chipped in 14 goals this season. In goal, Paige Soenksen ranks fourth in the nation in total saves (86) and fifth in saves per game (10.75).
THE SERIES HISTORY – DENVER
Monday will be the first meeting between the schools.
SCOUTING THE PIONEERS
Denver enters Thursday afternoon's game at High Point at 5-1 overall and winners of three straight. The Pioneers outlasted Winthrop on Monday by a 16-9 decision with their lone loss this season at Louisville on March 1. Meredith Harris leads Denver with 21 goals while junior Jill Remenapp tops the nation with 3.60 assists per game. A stingy Pioneers defense allows just 7.60 goals per game, as goaltender Hannah Hook boasts a .534 save percentage, good for seventh overall in the nation.
With their 6-0 start, the Bears have received votes in the Brine Division 1 Women's Media Top 20 Poll alongside Albany, UConn, Cornell, Princeton, and Yale.
Bre Hudgins has potted hat tricks in 5-of-6 games this season, including a season high five markers versus Central Connecticut State last Saturday.
DRAW CONTROLLING THE GAME
Senior Grace Healy enters the weekend ranked ninth in the nation with 5.50 draw controls per contest. As a team, Brown ranks eighth overall and first in the Ivy League with 15.83 draw controls per game.
Junior netminder Kellie Roddy has backstopped the Bears defense in goal this season, ranking seventh in the nation with a 6.81 goals against average and first in the Ivy League with a .526 save percentage.
MAKING HER SHOTS COUNT
Freshman Ali Kim has taken advantage of her opportunities this season, registering three goals on four shots this season.
A RECIPE FOR SUCCESS
The Bears top the Ivy League in scoring defense (7.33), scoring margin (7.50), and scoring offense (14.83).
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The Bears will resume Ivy play next Saturday as they play host to Dartmouth on Stevenson Field at 12 p.m.