Second Half Surge Lifts Yale Past Women’s Lacrosse, 12-10

Second Half Surge Lifts Yale Past Women’s Lacrosse, 12-10

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Brown women's lacrosse team held a 9-5 lead at halftime but Yale would go on to outscore the Bears 7-1 in the final half to claim a 12-10 win at Stevenson-Pincince Field on Saturday. With the loss, Brown moves to 3-4 overall and 0-2 in the Ivy League while Yale improves to 5-3 on the year and 1-1 in the conference.

The two teams traded goals for a 2-2 tie to open the contest, with sophomore Grace Plassche (Clinton, N.J.) (25:11) and freshman Emma DeGennaro (Huntington, N.Y.) (20:49) scoring for the Bears. Senior Kerianne Hunt (Alamo, Calif.) gave Brown a 3-2 lead at 20:32 while Bri Irons' (Wallingford, Pa.) tally at 18:19 doubled up the Bulldogs, 4-2.

After a Yale goal at 17:00, sophomore Hafsa Moinuddin (Cheshire, Conn.) gave the Bears a 5-3 advantage with a man-up goal (12:04) before Hanley Hope again pulled Yale within one (5-4).   

The Bears next took a 8-4 lead with two goals from sophomore Zoe Verni (Mamaroneck, N.Y.) (4:21, 2:16) and Moinuddin's second of the game (3:59).

Yale got one back at 1:47 to bring the score to 8-5 before sophomore Carolyn Paletta (Greenwich, Conn.) gave Brown a 9-5 lead going into the break with a goal with three seconds remaining in the stanza.

The Bears outshot the Bulldogs 18-11 in the opening period while Yale led in draw controls, 9-6. Brown was 1-for-1 on free position shots, with Verni's score at 2:16, while Yale did not register an attempt.

Yale opened the second half scoring at 25:02. Freshman KC Williams (Duxbury, Mass.) netted a free position goal at 24:03 to give the Bears a 10-6 lead.

From there, the Bulldogs would go onto score six unanswered goals, including two each from Izzy Nixon and Emily Granger. Yale outshot Brown 13-7 in the second and edged the Bears in draw controls, 5-4. The Bulldogs were 0-for-2 in the second on free position shots while the Bears were 1-for-2.

Allie Carrigan started the second half in net for Yale and only allowed one goal while making four saves. Freshman Maggie Bigelow (Montclair, N.J.) recorded her second collegiate appearance in net, entering the contest at the 10:47 mark and made one save. Junior Mikaela Karlsson (Framingham, Mass.) took the loss in goal and made a combined three saves in the game.

For the contest, Brown held a 25-24 advantage in shots while Yale led in draw controls overall, 14-10.

Moinuddin (2G, 1A) and Williams (1G, 2A) both led the Bears in scoring with three points. Defensively, senior Ali Kim (Burlingame, Calif.) recorded five ground balls and forced four turnovers while junior Marissa Hudgins (Syracuse, N.Y.) also had a strong performance with four ground balls and four caused turnovers.

Nixon and Kiwi Comizio powered the Yale offense, both scoring three goals.

The Bears will remain at Stevenson-Pincince Field and next host Penn on Saturday, March 25 in an Ivy League contest starting at 1:00 p.m. The game will be broadcast on the Ivy League Digital Network and ESPN3.