PROVIDENCE, RI – The Brown women's soccer team (4-3-2, 0-1-0) hosts Columbia (6-2-1, 1-0-0) this Saturday, October 2, in a 2:00 p.m. Ivy contest. The Bears are sponsoring a food drive to benefit the RI Community Food Bank. Anyone who brings a non-perishable food item to the game on Saturday will receive one free ticket. All food items collected will be donated to the RI Community Food Bank.
The Bears enter the game following Wednesday afternoon's 2-2 double overtime tie with New Hampshire. Brown led, 1-0, after the first half on freshman Mika Siegelman's (Piedmont, CA) third goal in as many games. After the Wildcats tied the score at 1-1 eight minutes into the second half, sophomore Eliza Marshall (North Andover, MA) scored her first of the year just 1:04 later to put Brown back on top, 2-1. New Hampshire would score the tying goal with just over 22 minutes remaining, which is how the score remained for the rest of regulation and 20 minutes of overtime. Freshman Amber Bledsoe (Withamsville, OH) stopped both shots she faced in the first half, while freshman MC Barrett (Ithaca, NY) recorded four saves on six shots in the final 65 minutes of play.
The Lions are unbeaten in their last three games (2-0-1) and are coming off a 1-1 double overtime tie with Lehigh. Columbia has lost just twice this season, falling to Central Connecticut State, 2-1, in its season opener, and 1-0 to Hofstra in double overtime. Senior Kelly Hostetler currently leads the Lions with 9 points (2g, 5a) in 9 games, while junior Ashlin Yahr (3g) and freshman Beverly Leon (2g, 2a) both have 6 points in 9 games. Junior Lillian Klein has played every minute in net this season and has posted a 0.53 GAA to go along with a .898 save % and 5 shutouts.
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