Sept. 19, 2007
PROVIDENCE, RI - In its first home match since opening the season on September 6th, the Brown women's soccer team (0-4-1) put forth a strong battle against Boston University, but a BU goal in the 48th minute proved to be the difference in a 1-0 victory for the Terriers (3-4-0) on Wednesday evening.
The two teams played a physical first half that saw each team take five shots as Brown pressed early with two shots on net in the opening seven minutes. Senior Anne Friedland (Toronto, ONT) had the first look just 1:41 in and then junior Alex Michael (Pacific Palisades, CA) attempted a header at 6:49, but both were denied by BU goalie Janie Reilly.
After BU's first shot sailed wide in the 11th minute, sophomore Paige Reidy (Honeoye Falls, NY) had perhaps the Bears' best chance of the half at 16:40, but again Reilly made the save to keep Brown off the board.
The Terriers fired their only shot on net in the 18th minute, which sophomore Steffi Yellin (Savannah, GA) denied, and the score held at 0-0 through the remainder of the half.
Just 2:11 into the second half, BU scored all it would need to pick up the win on the first shot by either team after the break. A lose ball squirted just outside the box to Mara Osher, who sent a high shot back in on Yellin from about 25 yards out. Yellin made a leaping save, deflecting the ball up, but as it came back down, it bounced near the far corner and trickled over the goal line.
Just six minutes later at 53:02, junior Lindsay Cunningham (Cumberland, RI), who led all players with four shots, came down the left wing and fired a low, hard shot to the far corner. But, Reilly dove to her left and made a critical save to keep Brown off the board.
In addition to Cunningham's four shots, junior Jamie Mize (Washington, DC) recorded two to help pace Brown's offense. Yellin finished the night with one save. The Bears continue action on Friday, September 21, when they travel Winston-Salem, NC to face Wake Forest in a 7:00 p.m. match.