Feb 24, 2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown women's lacrosse team defeated Central Connecticut, 8-2, in a rain soaked game at Stevenson-Pincince Field on Wednesday. Sophomore Rose Mangiarotti (Locust Valley, N.Y.) led the Bears with four goals while senior Lauren Toy (Kentfield, Calif.) notched five points on one goal and four assists.
Mangiarotti started Brown (2-0) off in the scoring column when she registered a man-up tally at 25:39. Toy was credited with the assist. The Blue Devils (0-2) then evened the game at one at 24:31 with an unassisted score from Carson Adelberger.
Brown retaliated with Mangiarotti and Toy teaming up again, to give Brown a 2-1 lead at 23:09. Senior Dianne Vitkus (Skaneateles, N.Y.) scored next for the Bears at 17:31 and junior Kerianne Hunt (Alamo, Calif.) ended the scoring in the opening half at 14:13 with a free position goal for a 4-1 Brown lead.
Mangiarotti and Toy teamed up for the third time at 28:23 to open the second half and give the Bears a 5-1 advantage.
Alexandra Hooker scored CCSU's last goal at 22:58 as the Brown defense played well in tough rainy conditions and kept the half scoreless for the visitors the rest of the way.
Mangiarotti recorded her fourth goal of the game at 10:42 with sophomore Emma Dahle (Wynnewood, Pa.) earning the assist. Toy next tallied a goal of her own at 6:35 for her fourth point of the contest, bringing Brown's lead up to five (7-2). Freshman Sophie MacFarlane (Wynnewood, Pa.) registered her first-career point to close out the scoring as she netted her score at 3:25 with Toy providing her fourth helper of the game.
Toy finished the game with a game-high five points on a goal and four assists while Mangiarotti scored four goals. Victoria Holland (Huntington, N.Y.) started her second-straight game and earned the win with three saves. Sophomore Mikaela Karlsson (Framingham, Mass.) played in goal for the second half and contributed two saves. Jackie Branthover took the loss for CCSU and tallied eight saves.
The Bears outshot CCSU 22-11 in the contest and were 1-for-4 in free position shots while the Blue Devils were 0-for-1. Each team won six draw controls.
Brown will remain at Stevenson-Pincince Field for one more game, a non-conference match-up versus Denver on Saturday, Feb. 27 (1:00 p.m.).