Women’s Lacrosse Defeated by No. 12 Princeton, 8-3

Women’s Lacrosse Defeated by No. 12 Princeton, 8-3

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown women's lacrosse team was defeated by No. 12 Princeton, 8-3, at Stevenson-Pincince Field on Saturday to close out the 2016 season. The Bears played tough against the nationally ranked Tigers, outshooting Princeton, 29-16, and were unlucky having three shots rattle off the post in the contest.

Prior to the start of the game, seniors Rebecca Dahle (Wynnewood, Pa.), Victoria Holland (Huntington, N.Y.), Sarah Nesi (Westport, Conn.), Lauren Toy (Kentfield, Calif.), Dianne Vitkus (Skaneateles, N.Y.) and Richael Walsh (Westwood, Mass.) were honored in a pregame ceremony.

Princeton (11-4, 6-1 Ivy League) took a 5-0 lead into the break, but the Bears (6-9, 1-6 Ivy League) opened the second half strong with two-straight goals, pulling within three (5-2). Junior Jillian Lee (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.) opened the Bear scoring at 21:50 with the assist from sophomore Emma Dahle (Wynnewood, Pa.). Walsh followed with her fifth goal of the season on a free position shot at 20:01.

The Tigers got one back at 18:39 to bring their lead up to four (6-2).

Lee next scored her second goal of the game, and 15th of the season at 13:57 on a free position shot to give the Bears momentum, but Princeton again shut the door and closed out the game with two-straight goals.

Brown was dominant in draw controls, with a 10-3 advantage and also held the edge in ground balls at 20-15. The Bears were 15-for-20 in clears while Princeton was 16-for-19. Brown was 2-of-6 in free position shots and held Princeton 0-for-2.

Holland concluded the game with five saves while Ellie DeGarmo tallied nine saves for Princeton.