Women's Laxers Fall to New Hampshire, 11-8

Women's Laxers Fall to New Hampshire, 11-8

April 4, 2002

DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team came back from a 6-4 half-time deficit to defeat Brown, 11-8, in Wednesday afternoon's non-conference victory at Memorial Field.

With the game tied 8-8 midway through the second half, the Wildcats netted a free position goal at 48:14 to give UNH (3-3, 0-0 America East) a lead it would not relinquish. The Wildcats increased their advantage to 10-8 at 50:29 and to 11-8 just 35 seconds later.

Brown (2-4, 0-1 Ivy League) took a quick 1-0 lead on the first of Christine Anneberg's five goals 32 seconds into the game. UNH responded with a goal 39 seconds later to tie the game, 1-1 and the 'Cats built a 3-1 lead on tallies at 3:09 8:34.

The Bears called a time out and netted five consecutive goals to regain the lead. Bekah Rottenberg (two goals) and Sarah Passano pulled Brown even with goals at 9:15 and 11:45, respectively. Anneberg scored consecutive goals at 14:17, 17:55 and 18:46 to give the visitors a 6-3 cushion. The 'Cats trimmed the deficit to 6-4 before intermission with 2:57 remaining in the first half.

New Hampshire pulled even early in the second half, but Rottenberg scored 61 seconds after the game-tying goal to give Brown its third lead of the game, 7-6. The Wildcats scored two goals in a span of 26 seconds to go back on top, 8-7.

Anneberg knotted the score, 8-8, at 42:26 but the Bears were held scoreless the rest of the way. Brown goalie Niki Caggiano finished with 11 saves. The Bears continue action on Friday night when they compete at Columbia in a 7:00 p.m. contest.