September 11, 2007

UNH Scores Early and Holds off Bears to earn 2-0 Win

Sept. 11, 2007

Box Score

DURHAM, NH - The Brown women's soccer team (0-2-0) dropped its second straight contest, falling to the University of New Hampshire (4-1-0), 2-0, on a cool and rainy Tuesday afternoon. The Wildcats scored two goals early in the game and then hung on for the win as the Bears fell by the same score as last Thursday against 10th-ranked Boston College.

Bruno dominated the opened part of the game, spending the majority of the first 15 minutes on offense. However, a third of the way through the half, New Hampshire gained possession and went on the counter attack, scoring on its first shot of the game at 14:47. The Wildcats added their second goal less than three minutes later, at 17:15, and held on for the win.

Sophomore Steffi Yellin (Savannah, GA) made two saves for the game, both in the first half, as Brown controlled play after halftime, while not allowing a single shot on goal during the second half.

Sophomore Melissa Kim (Bethesda, MD) led Brown with three shots, while sophomore Bridget Ballard (Los Angeles, CA) and freshman Kate Scott (Medway, MA) each had two. Two more freshmen made their collegiate debuts this afternoon as Charlotte Rizzi (Bethesda, MD) and Gina Walker (Canyon Country, CA) both earned time off the bench.

For the game, UNH held a 13-10 advantage in shots, including a 10-6 advantage in the first half, while each team posted four shots on goal. Brown earned four corner kicks to New Hampshire's three.

The Bears will search for their first win of the season this weekend when they travel to Connecticut to take part in the UConn Classic. Brown faces host UConn (2-2-0), ranked 23rd in the country, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. Sunday afternoon, Brown will meet Central Connecticut (1-3-0) in a 12:00 noon contest.