PROVIDENCE, RI - Fresh off a 2-0-0 opening weekend, during which it posted wins over St. John's (3-0) and New Hampshire (1-0), the Brown women's soccer team travels across the city to face local rival Providence in a 4:00 p.m. contest Thursday afternoon. The two teams met for the first time since 2005 last year and Brown came away with a 2-0 win at Stevenson Field on the strength of second-half goals scored by Sarah Hebert-Seropian '12 (Vaudreuil-Dorion, QUE) and Maddie Wiener '14 (Portland, OR) just 37 seconds apart. Goalies Amber Bledsoe '14 (Cincinnati, OH) and MC Barrett '14 (Ithaca, NY) combined to post five saves, as Brown improved to 20-4-0 all-time against the Friars.
Brown fans not making the trip to Providence can follow the action on live stats (free), while Mike Rubin '00 will call the game on the BrownBears.com Radio Network (free). Links are available on the women's soccer schedule on Brownbears.com or can be found below.
ABOUT BROWN: The Bears enter Thursday's game after posting a pair of shutouts in their first two games, 3-0 at St. John's and 1-0 against New Hampshire. A different player has scored each of the four goals, while junior Louisa Pitney (Washington, DC) also has an assist to lead the team with three points. Sophomore Chloe Cross (Seattle, WA) and senior Eliza Marshall (North Andover, MA) joined Pitney in scoring against the Red Storm, while junior Mika Siegelman (Piedmont, CA) tallied the lone goal against the Wildcats.
In addition to Pitney, four other players have notched one assist, including freshman Sarah Moody (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA), who earned her first career point with an assist on Marshall's goal against St. John's. Junior Kiersten Berg (Salt Lake City, UT), sophomore Kirsten Belinsky (Los Altos, CA), and junior Alison Mullin (Boulder, CO) have also picked up their first points of the season. Brown's junior goaltending duo of Amber Bledsoe (Cincinnati, OH) and MC Barrett (Ithaca, NY) has combined for 12 saves with Barrett recording 10. Several members of the Class of 2016 have already made their collegiate debuts. In addition to Moody, Charlotte Beach (New Haven, CT) has also played in both games, while Jillian DeSimone (Lincoln, RI), Michelle Jolson (Wyoming, OH), Erin Katz (Montgomery, AL), and Hogan Vivier (Cumberland, RI) have all appeared in one game.
ABOUT PROVIDENCE: The Friars are 3-2-1 after winning their last two games, 4-0 over Lehigh on Friday, August 31, and 2-1 over Central Connecticut on Sunday, September 2. After falling to Boston College, 3-0, in its season opener, Providence claimed a 3-1 win over Army, before going 0-1-1 against Holy Cross (T, 1-1) and Quinnipiac (L, 1-0). Laura DiClemente currently leads the team with eight points (3g, 2a), while Catherine Zimmerman is second on the team with six points, all goals. Amanda Webster, Mary Vercollone, Lauren Elia, and Morgan Thomasian have also scored a goal this year, while three other players have notched at least one point. Jessica Goodreault has played the majority of time net for the Friars and has a 1.19 GAA with a .647 save percentage in five games. Megan Sweeney has appeared in two games and has a 0.86 GAA with a .800 save percentage.
Pictured: Diana Ohrt '13. Photo by DSPics.net.