Women's Lax Entertains Michigan on Wednesday
Brown (8-3, 2-2 Ivy) vs. Michigan (1-10, 0-5 ALC)
Wednesday, Apr. 9 – 4 p.m.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – After dropping a 10-4 decision to Harvard on Saturday, the Brown women's lacrosse team finds itself in a three-way tie for the fourth and final slot in the Ivy League Tournament entering non-conference action against Michigan on Wednesday.
LAST TIME OUT
An early deficit proved to be too much to overcome as the Brown women's lacrosse team dropped a 10-4 decision to the Harvard Crimson on Saturday afternoon at Harvard Stadium. With the loss, Brown (8-3, 2-2 Ivy) drops into a three-way tie for the fourth and final spot in the Ivy League Tournament field while Harvard improves to 6-4 (3-1 Ivy).
Danielle Mastro (Endicott, N.Y.) led the way for Brown with two goals, while Bre Hudgins (Syracuse, N.Y.) was held scoreless, snapping her 38-game point streak. Kellie Roddy (Poway, Calif.) made six saves in the loss, falling to 8-3 this season while Crimson netminder Kelly Weis stopped seven shots to improve to 6-4.
THE SERIES HISTORY – MICHIGAN
Wednesday marks the first meeting between the two schools.
SCOUTING THE WOLVERINES
In its inaugural season, an all-freshmen squad of Wolverines currently sits with a 1-10 record, including a 12-9 defeat at the hands of Navy in its most recent contest last Saturday. Michigan notched its lone victory of the season on March 30, a 13-12 double overtime win over UC-Davis. Anna Schueler leads the Wolverines with 20 goals and 26 points while Jess Angerman tops the team with eight assists. In goal, Allison Sliber has spent every minute in between the pipes this year, recording a 16.37 goals-against average and .353 save percentage.
LOGJAM IN THE STANDINGS
Brown, Cornell, and Dartmouth all sit at 2-2 in Ivy League play with three games remaining. With a win against Cornell on Saturday combined with a Dartmouth loss to Penn, the Bears can take sole possession of the fourth and final berth in the Ivy League Tournament with two games to play.
BROWN NABS FIFTH STRAIGHT OCEAN STATE CUP
The Bears improved to 6-0 all-time and 5-0 in Ocean State Cup games against Bryant with a 15-7 victory on April 4.
POINT STREAK SNAPPED
Bre Hudgins was held scoreless in Saturday's loss at Harvard, snapping her 38-game point streak just two games shy of tying Lauren Becker's '87 record of 40 consecutive games with a point.
As a team, Brown tops the Ivy League in draw controls per game (13.82), points (192), scoring defense (8.00) and scoring margin (4.36).
Junior netminder Kellie Roddy has backstopped the Bears defense in goal this season, ranking first in the Ivy League and ninth in the nation in goals-against average (7.42).
GION SHATTERS CAREER HIGHS
Janie Gion shattered single-game personal milestones on Tuesday, tallying five goals and six points, besting her previous career highs of three goals and four points.
Danielle Mastro recorded career highs in assists in back-to-back games, recording four against Dartmouth before notching five helpers against Bryant on Tuesday. After notching two of Brown's four goals against Harvard, the senior tops the Ivy League in scoring with 43 points.
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The Bears conclude their home schedule on Saturday as play host to Cornell on Senior Day beginning at 1 p.m.