April 11, 2014

Ivy Positioning on the Line as Women's Lax Hosts Cornell on Senior Day

Brown (9-3, 2-2 Ivy) vs. Cornell (5-6, 2-2 Ivy) – Senior Day

Saturday, Apr. 12 – 1 p.m.

Providence, R.I.

Stevenson Field

Coverage: BrownBears.TV | Live Stats

 

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Coming off a 19-10 non-conference victory over Michigan on Wednesday, the Brown women's lacrosse team battles Cornell for crucial positioning in the Ivy League standings on Saturday at Stevenson Field.

 

LAST TIME OUT

A career high six-goal, seven-point outburst from senior Danielle Mastro (Endicott, N.Y.) and four goals from Bre Hudgins (Syracuse, N.Y.) highlighted the Brown women's lacrosse team's day in a 19-10 victory over Michigan on Wednesday at Stevenson Field.

 

Kellie Roddy (Poway, Calif.) notched her ninth victory of the season, turning aside eight Michigan shots while Allison Sliber made four stops for the Wolverines to drop to 1-11 this season.

 

THE SERIES HISTORY – CORNELL

Cornell holds a 20-14 edge in the all-time series between the two schools, but has claimed 14 consecutive contests against the Bears.  Abby Bunting and Lindsay Minges each scored twice in last season's narrow 9-7 loss at Cornell.

 

EXORCISING DEMONS

Brown snapped a 23-game losing streak to Princeton earlier this season and will look to do the same on Saturday versus Cornell, as they seek its first victory over the Big Red since 1999.

 

SCOUTING THE BIG RED

Leading scorer Lindsay Toppe finds herself tied with Brown's Bre Hudgins for third in the Ivy League with 34 goals, as she paces a Cornell attack that averages 11 goals per game in 2014.  Freshman Catherine Ellis has provided a spark off the bench, ranking second on the team with 20 goals despite only starting in three games.  In her 16th season at the helm, head coach Jenny Graap enters Saturday's contest with a 155-105 career record and a 68-48 record in Ivy play.

 

SEVEN SENIORS TO BE HONORED

Brown will honor seniors Marissa Dale, Whitney Flynn, Danielle Mastro, Grace Healy, Abbey Van Horne, Erin Roos, and Bre Hudgins in a brief ceremony after Saturday's game.

 

LOGJAM IN THE STANDINGS

Brown, Cornell, and Dartmouth all sit at 2-2 in Ivy League play with three league 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.

 

BUNTING RETURNS

After missing eight games, junior Abby Bunting added two goals and an assist in Wednesday's victory over Michigan.

 

IVY LEADERS

As a team, Brown tops the Ivy League in goals per game (12.92), assists (61), points (216), draw controls (171), and scoring defense (8.27).

 

ROWDY RODDY

Junior netminder Kellie Roddy has backstopped the Bears defense in goal this season, ranking first in the Ivy League in goals-against average (7.66) and second in the league in save percentage (.481).

 

GION SHATTERS CAREER HIGHS

Janie Gion shattered single-game personal milestones on April 4, tallying five goals and six points, besting her previous career highs of three goals and four points.

 

APRIL FIRE

Danielle Mastro has opened the April schedule on a torrid scoring pace, averaging five points per game, including a career high six goals and seven points versus Michigan on Wednesday.

 

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UP NEXT

The Bears will close out its regular season schedule on the road with back-to-back Ivy contests versus Penn (4/19) and Yale (4/26).