Bears Fall to Stony Brook, 10-9
March 4, 2007
STONY BROOK, NY - Trailing 9-7 with 10:42 remaining in the game, Stony Brook (3-0) reeled off three straight goals, including the game-winner with 2:21 left to play, to earn a 10-9 victory over the Brown women's lacrosse team (1-2) on Sunday afternoon. Playing in front of a home-town crowd, Brown junior Mimi DeTolla (Stony Brook, NY) led all Bears' scorers with three goals and one assist.
Sophomore Jesse Nunn (Worton, MD) opened the game with her second goal of the season 2:07 in, but the Seawolves scored the next four goals to grab a 4-1 lead midway through the first half.
Sophomore Bethany Buzzell (Middletown, MD) cut Stony Brook's lead to 4-2 at 12:26, scoring on a free position shot, but the Seawolves answered right back two minutes later to regain the three-goal lead with 10:41 left before halftime. DeTolla scored her first of three goals at 2:24 as the Bears trailed, 5-3, at the break.
Stony Brook scored the first goal of the second half, but freshman Kara Kelly's (Garden City, NY) first career goal at 22:44 sparked a 4-0 Brown run over the next 5:57 as the Bears grabbed a 7-6 lead with 16:51 left on DeTolla's second goal. Sophomore Krystina DeLuca (Hillsborough, NJ) and freshman Molly McCarthy (Scituate, MA) also scored during the run.
Stony Brook tied the game at 7-7 two minutes later, but DeLuca and DeTolla scored back-to-back goals 2:30 apart to give Brown a 9-7 lead with 10:42 left to play.
The Seawolves outscored Brown 3-0 the rest of the way, to remain undefeated on the season and hand the Bears their second loss.
Junior Melissa King (Pepper Pike, OH) recorded a season-high 13 saves in the loss. The Bears continue action next Saturday, March 10th, when they travel to Maryland to face the Terrapins in a 12:00 noon game.