April 26, 2008
PROVIDENCE, RI - Katie Cox, who led sixth-ranked Princeton (12-2, 5-2) with three goals, scored just 42 seconds into the game and the Tigers never looked back, building an 11-0 lead at half-time and earning a 15-2 victory over the Brown women's lacrosse team (6-9, 2-5) on Saturday afternoon at Stevenson Field.
The Tigers scored three times in the opening five minutes and then twice more in a span of less than 47 seconds in the 12th minute of play to hold onto a 5-0 lead before Brown had even taken a shot on net. In fact, Princeton's advantage had soared to 8-0 before junior Jesse Nunn (Worton, MD) took the Bears' first shot of the game 16:29 in.
Princeton continued to apply relentless pressure to the Bears' clearing attempts, rarely allowing Brown out of its defensive zone for the entire first half, as the Tigers held a 23-4 advantage in shots, including a 19-1 advantage in shots on goal, during the first 30 minutes of play.
The Tigers built their lead to 13-0 with back-to-back goals at 3:45 and 6:08 of the second half, before junior Lauren Vitkus (Skaneateles, NY) got Brown on the board 35 seconds after Princeton's 13th goal. Vitkus won the draw control, sprinted through the Tigers' defense, and buried her 28th goal of the year.
Princeton would score twice more over the next 16:12 to hold onto a 15-1 lead with 7:05 remaining. Junior Callie Lawrence's (Denver, CO) goal off a feed from senior Justine Lupo (Ridgewood, NJ) at 28:06 accounted for the final score.
Junior Krystina DeLuca (Hillsborough, NJ) and freshman Brittany Boulanger (Boxford, MA) led Brown with two draw controls each, while sophomore Kiki Manners (North Potomac, MD) and freshman Paris Waterman (Newark, DE) led Brown with two caused turnovers each. Senior Melissa King (Pepper Pike, OH) recorded a season-high 17 saves, including nine in the second half. The Bears close out their 2008 season on Saturday, May 3, when they host Boston College in a 7:00 p.m. game.