Women’s Soccer Falls on 90th-Minute Goal at Columbia, 1-0

Women’s Soccer Falls on 90th-Minute Goal at Columbia, 1-0

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Brown University women's soccer remained in a deadlock with Columbia University for over 89 minutes, but Emma Anderson scored in the 90th minute to give the host Lions a 1-0 win on Saturday afternoon at Commisso Soccer Stadium.

The Bears (3-5-2, 0-1-1 Ivy), who had not allowed a goal in either of their previous two contests, kept the Lions (5-5-0, 1-1-0 Ivy) off the board until Anderson netted her tally at 89:31.

On the game's decisive play, Anderson controlled a ball from Elly McGuffog at the top of the penalty area, turned, and tucked a shot just inside the left post.

Brown sophomore goalkeeper Christine Etzel (Madison, Conn.) made three saves in the setback (3-4-2). Her time elapsed without surrendering a goal – which spanned four matches and included a pair of 110-minute, double-overtime clean sheets – ended at 315:10.

Columbia net-minder Allison Spencer turned aside four shots in the win (4-4-0).

Brown controlled play in the second half, holding advantages in shots (15-4) and corner kicks (7-0). For the match, the Bears led 20-11 in shots and 10-3 in corners.

Junior Sydney Calas (Bethesda, Md.) paced the Bears with five shots and three of the team's four shots on goal while senior Charlotte Beach (New Haven, Conn.) added another five shots.

The Bears threatened in the 70th minute as Calas sent a menacing shot on frame from the left wing, which Spencer just managed to brush away. Freshman Jennifer Caruso (Brockton, Mass.) followed up the rebound with a shot inside the goal area, but Spencer again managed to knock the attempt away.

On the ensuing corner kick from sophomore Sarah Cobb (North Tustin, Calif.), a shot from sophomore Mikela Waldman (San Francisco, Calif.) required a timely block from the Lion defense.

Next, Brown hosts Princeton (Sat., Oct. 10, 3:30 p.m.) and Marist (Mon., Oct. 12, 2 p.m.) over Columbus Day weekend.

Tickets for all Brown women's soccer games can be purchased online, by calling the Brown Athletics Ticket Office at (401) 863-2773, or by walking up to the box office located in the Pizzitola Sports Center, open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.