Bears Drop 14-6 Decision to #20 Yale

April 20, 2005

Box Score

Providence, RI - The Brown University women's lacrosse team (3-8, 1-3) dropped a 14-6 decision to #20 Yale in an Ivy League contest on Wednesday afternoon at Stevenson Field.

Yale jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead less than five minutes into the game, but after great defensive play by the Brown squad kept the Bulldogs at bay, sophomore Amie Biros (Bethesda, MD) brought the Bears to within 2-1 at 12:42. Yale answered at the 15:00 mark to take a 3-1 lead, and then tallied with 33 seconds left in the half to head into the break with a 4-1 advantage.

Lauren Taylor scored three of Yale's four first-half goals and then netted two straight in a span of 43 seconds to give the Bulldogs a 6-1 lead just 1:13 into the second half. Yale added four straight goals over the next 5:19, including three from Katherine Sargent to increase its lead to 10-1 at 8:19 of the second stanza.

Junior Kate Staley (Needham, MA) and Biros netted back-to-back goals for the Bears just 1:40 apart, cutting Yale's lead to 10-3.

After nearly 10 minutes of scoreless action, Taylor and Brown junior Ashley Holden (Alexandria, VA) traded goals in a span of 44 seconds, as Yale still held onto a seven-goal lead, 11-4.

The Bulldogs reeled off three straight goals in a span of 1:25 to increase its lead to 10 goals, 14-4, its biggest lead of the game, but Staley and senior Sarah Passano (Baltimore, MD) closed out the scoring for the final, 14-6.

Senior Julia Southard (Manhasset, NY) made 11 saves for Brown, including eight in the first half.

The Bears continue action on Saturday, April 23, when it hosts Penn in a 1:00 p.m. Ivy League contest.

WOMEN'S LACROSSE AT PROVIDENCE, RI
#20 Yale (8-6, 3-3) 4 10 -- 14
Brown (3-8, 1-3) 1 5 -- 6

Scoring
Yale Goals - Taylor 6, Sargent 5, Croffy, Levin, Peetz.
Yale Assists - Croffy, Levin, Melniker, Scalis.
Brown Goals - Staley 2, Biros 2, Passano, Holden.
Brown Assists - Glennon, Lupo, Sullivan.

Saves
Y -- Lonnie Sarnell (52:22 MP), 3 GA, 4 saves;
Ellen Cameron (7:38 MP), 3 GA, 1 save.
B -- Julia Southard (60:00 MP), 14 GA, 11 saves