PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Princeton University scored just before halftime and added three goals in the second half to defeat Brown University, 4-0, on Saturday afternoon at Stevenson Field.
Four different scorers converted goals for the Tigers (9-3-0, 3-0-0 Ivy) who received votes in the latest NSCAA Poll. Princeton netted goals in the 45th, 47th, 62nd, and 76th minutes to gain separation from the host Bears (3-6-2, 0-1-2 Ivy).
Tyler Lussi opened the game's scoring with 10 seconds to play in the first half as she headed a cross from Beth Stella off the inside of the right post and into the net to give the visitors a 1-0 lead at the half on her ninth goal of the season.
Mimi Asom notched the Tigers' second goal and her eighth of the season 77 seconds into the second half as she took advantage of a misplay from the Bears and slotted a shot into the right side of the net.
Vanessa Gregoire put the visitors up 3-0 in the 62nd minute as she sent an arced ball on frame from the left wing that found the right side of the net behind a blinding sun.
Alessia Azermadhi concluded the game's scoring in the 76th minute, finishing off a cross from the left wing from Natalie Larkin who picked up her second assist of the day on the play.
Princeton goalkeeper Hannah Winner made three saves in her second shutout of the season.
Brown created a trio of scoring opportunities in the final 12 minutes beginning with a breakaway attempt from freshman Jennifer Caruso (Brockton, Mass.). In the 82nd minute, a free kick from sophomore Maclaine Lehan (Shrewsbury, Mass.) from 35 yards required a punch over the crossbar, and after the ensuing corner kick, a shot from senior Charlotte Beach (New Haven, Conn.) carried just over the bar.
Next, Brown hosts Marist College in its final non-conference contest of the season on Monday at 2 p.m.