PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Sophomore Amanda Lane scored for the second time in as many games as Brown University women's soccer played the University of Pennsylvania to a 1-1, double-overtime draw on Saturday evening at Rhodes Field.
The Bears (8-2-5, 3-1-2 Ivy) struck first as Lane (Paradise Valley, Ariz.) found the back of the net in the 54th minute before the Quakers (9-3-3, 2-2-2 Ivy) equalized in the 69th minute with neither side registering another goal in the remainder of the 110-minute affair.
Lane posted her second goal of the season and the third of her career at the 53:52 mark as she headed a ball from sophomore Megan Grant (Carlsbad, Calif.) into the net from the edge of the goal area. Grant tallied her first assist of the season and the third of her career on the play.
The Quakers knotted the game at 1-1 at 68:45 as Allie Trzaska sent a shot into the right side of the goal from the top of the penalty area. After Brown sophomore goalkeeper Christine Etzel (Madison, Conn.) stopped an initial Penn bid after a corner kick, the ball slid out to Trzaska who finished the play.
Etzel (8-2-5) made two saves in the contest while Penn goalie Katie Qu (9-2-3) turned aside eight shots.
Grant generated the best opportunity of overtime as her long arcing ball in the 99th minute ricocheted off the crossbar.
Brown sophomore Celia Story (Bainbridge Island, Wash.) led all players with five shots and four shots on goal.
The Bears created the better of the chances in the two overtime periods, holding advantages in shots (4-2), shots on goal (3-0), and corner kicks (1-0). For the match, Brown led in shots (11-10) and shots on goal (9-3) while Penn led in corner kicks (6-1).
Brown – ranked No. 4 in the NSCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Rankings – moved to 14-12-4 in the all-time series with Penn. The Bears sent their record to 5-1-2 on the road this season and have notched a 6-1-4 record in their last 11 matches.
Brown remains in third in the Ivy League standings with 11 points, falling out of mathematical contention for the league title with league-leading Harvard (14 points) and Columbia (13 points) set to square off on Nov. 5 in the final league weekend. The Bears can still finish as high as No. 2 in the league table.
Next, Brown hosts Yale on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 3:30 p.m. at Stevenson-Pincince Field in its regular season finale.
Video of all Brown women's soccer home contests and all Ivy League games, home and away, will be broadcast live on ILDN.TV/BROWN.
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.