Sept. 24, 2008
BOSTON, MA - The Brown women's soccer team (2-3-2) dropped a 1-0 decision to Boston University (5-5-0) on Wednesday afternoon at Nickerson Field. The Bears never really found their legs, as the Terriers held a 13-0 advantage in shots during the first half alone and finished with a 20-2 margin in shots.
Despite the lopsided shot totals in the first half, Brown's defense held strong in keeping BU off the scoreboard, as the teams headed into the break in a scoreless battle.
Just after halftime, freshman Marybeth Lesbirel (Holmdel, NJ) finally took Brown's first shot, which was saved by the BU keeper, but that was all the Bears' offense could muster until senior Lindsay Cunningham (Cumberland, RI) got a shot off with 3:45 left to play.
The Terriers scored all they would need for the win in the 77th minute when Farrell McClernon headed in a cross from Jennifer Herman, scoring on BU's 19th shot of the game. Just three minutes later, BU nearly went up 2-0, but Emily Pallotta's shot hit the crossbar.
Junior Brenna Hogue (Concord, CA), who ranks fourth in the country with 10.00 saves per game, finished the night with nine, including seven in the first half.
Brown returns to action on Sunday, September 28th, when it travels to Hanover, NH to face Dartmouth in its 2008 Ivy opener at 2:30 p.m. The contest is the sixth straight road game for the Bears.