Sept. 3, 2006
PROVIDENCE, RI - On a dreary day at Stevenson Field, the Brown women's soccer team (2-0-0) cruised past the University at Buffalo (2-2-0) by a 6-0 count. Six different Bears scored, as even the rainy weather could not slow down the Brown offense.
For the first 20 minutes of the game, neither team took control of the flow, as the action went back-and-forth between the two ends of the field. Things changed quickly when Brown head coach Phil Pincince subbed seniors Jill Mansfield (East Windsor, NJ) and co-captain Kathryn Moos (Wayzata, MN) into the game along with sophomore Lindsay Cunningham (Cumberland, RI). Brown quickly took control of the game -- less than eight minutes later, junior Susie Keller (Cincinnati, OH) put Bruno on the board, heading a Cunningham cross from the right side back into the right corner of the net.
Just over five minutes later, some nifty passing got the Bears some insurance. Moos threaded a nice pass up to freshman Paige Reidy (Honeoye Falls, NY), who set fellow first-year Melissa Kim (Bethesda, MD) up in the middle of the field. Kim then let loose a beautiful blast to the top left corner from 15 yards out for her first collegiate goal.
Coming out of the half, Moos scored her first goal of the season. Winning the ball from a defender in the 48th minute, she sent a missile toward the net from 18 yards out that got by the diving Buffalo keeper.
Moos still wasn't done, though. In 69th minute, she beat her defender by the right end line, then sent a cross to Cunningham, who drilled it home just in front of the goal for her second score in as many games.
In the final 25:00 minutes of the game, the Bears got some help from Buffalo, scoring twice on plays that were not intended as shots. In the 77th minute, senior co-captain Kathleen Waddell's (Minnetonka, MN) cross was misplayed by the goalkeeper, who knocked the ball into the net. Senior Mica Bayard (Princeton, MA) later got credit for her second goal of the season when her pass was deflected into the net by a Buffalo defender in the game's final minute.
Freshman goalie Brenna Hogue (Concord, CA) was rarely tested in net for the Bears, earning her first collegiate shutout without having to make a save. Brown will play its first road game on Tuesday night, traveling up to Boston University for a 7 p.m. kickoff.