March 15, 2007

Bears Open Four-Game Home-Stand on Friday Against Temple

March 15, 2007

PROVIDENCE, RI - After four straight road games to open the season, including two against teams ranked in the national top-five, the Brown women's lacrosse team (1-3) returns home this Friday, March 16th, to host Temple (1-3) at 4:00 p.m. The game opens a four-game home-stand as the Bears will also welcome New Hampshire (3/18), St. Mary's (3/24), and Holy Cross (3/27) to Providence before hitting the road for their 2007 Ivy opener at Dartmouth on March 31.

Friday's game with the Temple Owls marks just the second-ever meeting between the two programs after they faced each other for the first time last season in Philadelphia. Last March, the Owls opened the game with an 8-1 run and never looked back en route to a 16-11 victory. Amie Biros '07 (Bethesda, MD) abnd Kate Staley '06 (Needham, MA) led Brown with three goals each, while Bethany Buzzell '09 (Middletown, MD) added two goals. Melissa King '08 (Pepper Pike, OH) recorded nine saves in 47 minutes of relief.

The Bears are currently led by junior Mimi DeTolla (Stony Brook, NY) and freshman Molly McCarthy (Scituate, MA), who each have 10 points on the season, while Buzzell adds seven points. Defensively, King has played the majority of time in net and has recorded 31 saves, while allowing 41 goals. On the field, freshman Kiki Manners (North Potomac, MD) leads the team with six caused turnovers and eight ground balls. Senior Jen Redd (Towson, MD) and sophomore Val Sherry (Baltimore, MD) also add six ground balls and two caused turnovers.