March 10, 2009

Bears to Face BC on Wednesday in Boston

March 10, 2009

The Brown women's lacrosse team will play its fourth straight non-league game on Wednesday afternoon when it travels to Boston to face the BC Eagles in a 4:00 p.m. game. The game will be the 25th meeting between the two teams, as Brown holds an 18-6-0 record in the all-time series. However, BC has won each of the last two games, posting a 13-3 win in 2007 and a 19-9 win in 2008. Last year, Brittany Boulanger's first career goal made it a 7-6 game in favor of BC 4:00 into the second half, but the Eagles went on a 10-1 run over the next 19 minutes, including scoring eight straight, to open up a 17-7 lead with 6:13 left to play. Lauren Vitkus led Brown with three goals, while Kiki Manners was the only other Brown player to record more than one point (1g, 1a).

Last Time Out
Last Saturday against Albany, Brown picked up a 13-12 victory over the Great Danes, in a game that was back-and-forth from the start. The Bears were led by freshman Katelyn Caro, who had three goals and an assist, while senior Kelly Robinson also scored three goals. Brown also received multiple points from sophomore Alexa Caldwell (2g), senior Lauren Vitkus (1g, 1a), and junior Molly McCarthy (2a). Freshman Isabel Harvey earned her second win of the season with 10 saves. Junior Kiki Manners led the Bears with three caused turnovers. Sophomore Paris Waterman had a team-high three ground balls, while Lauren Vitkus ed Brown with three draw controls.

Scouting Brown
Brown is 2-1 on the season with a pair of wins (10-6 over Sacred Heart and 13-12 over Albany) sandwiched around an 11-7 loss to Hofstra. The Bears are led by senior Jesse Nunn, who has 7 points (6g, 1a) in two games, while Katelyn Caro and Lauren Vitkus each have five points on four goals and one assist. Vitkus also leads the Bears this season with 10 ground balls and eight draw controls, while junior Kiki Manners has a team-high seven caused turnovers.

Freshman Isabel Harvey has played every minute in net and has recorded a 9.67 GAA with a .463 save percentage.

Scouting Boston College
The Eagles are 4-1 on the season, having opened the year with five straight away games. BC was 3-0 after defeating Canisius (18-13), Niagara (20-1), and Lehigh (11-10), before dropping a neutral-site game to Fairfield, 19-12, in West Palm Beach, FL. The Eagles rebounded from the loss to the Stags with a 19-8 win over Iona on Saturday. BC is led by Jenna McCabe, who has 24 points (17g, 7a), while Lauren Costello adds 23 points (14g, 9a). Katie Monaghan has played the majority of time in net and has posted a 10.03 GAA with a .468 save percentage.