Women’s Lacrosse Cruises Past Iona, 16-5

Women’s Lacrosse Cruises Past Iona, 16-5

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – The Brown women's lacrosse team cruised past Iona with a 16-5 victory at Mazzella Field on Saturday. Iona had no answer for Brown's offense as the Bears jumped out to a 6-1 lead midway through the first and easily held an advantage through the remainder of the contest. Brown moves to 3-3 on the year with the win while Iona falls to 3-5.

Seven Bears recorded multiple points in the game, with senior Kerianne Hunt (Alamo, Calif.) (2G, 1A), junior Emma Dahle (Wynnewood, Pa.) (2G, 1A), sophomore Carolyn Paletta (Greenwich, Conn.) (3G) and junior Hannah Langmuir (Providence, R.I.) (1G, 2A) all posting three points.

Sophomore Zoe Verni (Mamaroneck, N.Y.) got the Bears started at 28:56 of the first with her seventh goal of the season. Freshman Julia Hondros (Villanova, Pa.) increased Brown's lead to 2-0 at 27:19 with her third score of the season.

Iona got on the board at 23:05 with a tally by Pamela Giordano. Sophomore Grace Plassche (Clinton, N.J.) quickly put the Bears back up by two with her sixth goal of the season at 22:39. 

Freshman KC Williams (Duxbury, Mass.) put Brown up 4-1 with a free position goal at 19:57. The Bears added to their lead at 17:00 when Dahle got in the scoring mix with her third of the year. Dahle next added her second straight at 15:38 for a 6-1 cushion.

The Gaels got one back at 12:21 when Giordano scored her second of the contest. Maureen Murphy next added another score for Iona at 11:39 to bring the game to 6-3.

Williams scored her second of the contest at 4:14 to increase Brown's lead to four (7-3). Paletta added another score for the Bears at 2:31 and Hunt closed out the scoring in the half for the Bears (00:44) to give them a 9-3 advantage heading into the break.

Brown closed the opening stanza with a 15-14 edge in shots while Iona had a lead in draw controls at 7-6. Junior Mikaela Karlsson (Framingham, Mass.) recorded six saves in the period while Samantha Tyo had three for the Gaels.

Iona opened the second with a goal from Giordano at 28:27, her third of the game. Hunt responded with her second of the game, with the assist going to Dahle (27:19) to put the Bears on top by six (10-4). Verni next added her second tally of the game at 15:32 and Langmuir put in her first goal of the season at 12:18 to increase the Bears' advantage to 12-4.

The Gaels stopped the Bears' three-goal run with a free position tally at 11:04 but Brown would go on to score four-straight goals to close out the game with Hondros (8:29), Paletta (7:00, 4:42) and freshman Emma DeGennaro (Huntington, N.Y.) (1:21) registering the scores for a 16-5 final.

Karlsson finished the second with five saves to tie her career-high of 11 stops in the contest. Brown recorded 11 shots to Iona's nine in the half and outshot Iona, 26-23 for the game. The Bears finished the contest 2-for-7 on free position shots, with one goal in each half, while the Gaels were 1-for-5 with their lone score coming in the second.

Defensively, Hunt caused three turnovers and added two ground balls. Juniors Bri Irons (Wallingford, Pa.) and Marissa Hudgins (Syracuse, N.Y.) added two caused turnovers and collected three ground balls apiece.

Brown will next return to Stevenson-Pincince on Saturday, March 18 and host Yale in an Ivy League contest at 4:00 p.m.