Bears Fall to #14 Boston University, 16-4
March 5, 2008
PROVIDENCE, RI - Senior Ali Holland's (Garden City, NY) goal at 16:01 of the first half gave the Brown women's lacrosse team (1-3) a 3-2 lead, but 14th-ranked Boston University (2-0) scored 13 straight goals, including the last eight of the first half to cruise to a 16-4 win over the Bears on Wednesday evening at the Berylson Family Fields.
The game started well for the Bears, who were neck-and-neck with the Terriers through the first 17 minutes of play. The first four minutes went back-and-forth the length of the field, as neither team could score off of their respective offensive possessions, until Lauren Morton, who led all scorers with five goals, connected off a feed from Traci Landy at 3:58. Landy had a free position shot at the hash directly to the right of the center hash, but fed Morton to her left instead of shooting, and buried her shot into the top left corner.
Brown answered with two goals, with freshman Alexa Caldwell (Middletown, DE) scoring 6:13 later off a feed from sophomore Meghan Markowski (Northport, NY) to tie the score at 1-1 and sophomore Kara Kelly (Garden City, NY) scoring on a free position shot at 11:05 to give the Bears a 2-1 lead.
The Terriers tied the game at 2-2 at 14:23 and then Holland's second goal of the year, off a pass from sophomore Kiki Manners (North Potomac, MD) gave Brown a 3-2 lead 1:38 later.
Molly Collins scored her second of three goals just 35 seconds later, sparking BU's 8-0 run to close the first half, during which the Terriers scored the final four goals in the last 2:11 of the period.
BU opened the second half just as it closed the first half, scoring twice in the first 2:21 of the half, and increasing its lead to 15-3 with 26:15 remaining. Senior Jadie DeTolla (Stony Brook, NY) scored Brown's first goal in 30:04 with 13:55 remaining in the game and Collins netted her third of the game with 1:21 left on the clock for the 16-4 final.
The game was a physical battle throughout, with the two teams combining for 51 fouls, including eight yellow cards. Brown's defense was led by freshman Paris Waterman (Newark, DE) with three caused turnovers, while senior goalie Melissa King (Pepper Pike, OH) had four ground balls in addition to nine saves, including seven in the first half.
The Bears will look to turn things around this Saturday, March 8, when they host Stony Brook at 1:00 p.m., before hitting the road for three straight games.