Early Goals Lift Women’s Soccer Over Quinnipiac, 2-0

Early Goals Lift Women’s Soccer Over Quinnipiac, 2-0

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Ella Warshauer's first career goal in the fifth minute of play was all the scoring the Brown women's soccer team would need in the Bears' 2-0 victory over Quinnipiac on Tuesday night at Stevenson Field.  Brown improves to 5-4-2 and extends its unbeaten streak to four games (2-0-2), while Quinnipiac drops to 1-9-1 overall.

Mallory Yant (Fenton, Mo.) and Rylee Shumway (Los Angeles, Calif.) split the duties in between the pipes for Brown, with Yant recording the decision to improve to 4-4-2.  The Bobcats' Natalia Grodzki made five saves to fall to 1-9-1.
 
The Bears wasted no time in lighting up the scoreboard as a nifty passing play from freshmen Sarah Cobb (North Tustin, Calif.) and Mikela Waldman (San Francisco, Calif.) set up sophomore Ella Warshauer (Santa Monica, Calif.) for her first collegiate tally in the fifth minute.
 
Brown landed 4-of-7 shots on target in the opening 45 minutes, tacking on with an insurance goal off the foot of Sydney Calas (Bethesda, Md.) in the 16th minute.  Waldman sent a feed into the box and Calas gave a touch just over the outstretched hand of Grodzki to put the Bears up 2-0.
 
Shumway was tested early in the second half, as she robbed Jillian Consolini's header that appeared destined for the back of the net just two minutes into the half. 
 
Head Coach Phil Pincince spread out the minutes on Tuesday night, as 18 players logged at least 25 minutes of play.  Despite the wholesale lineup changes, the Bears did not relent, surrendering just two shot attempts in the final 45 minutes.
 
Waldman's header in the 80th minute was the final bid on target for either team on the night as Brown salted the game away to secure their second shutout of the season.
 
The Bears outshot Quinnipiac by a 11-5 margin, however, the Bobcats doubled up Brown on corners, 6-3.
 
Brown returns to action on Saturday night as they travel to Princeton for a pivotal Ivy League clash with the Tigers beginning at 7 p.m.