Women's Soccer Drops 1-0 Decision to Visiting Colgate

Sept. 30, 2001

PROVIDENCE, RI - The Colgate Raiders (4-2) struck in the 90th minute to defeat host Brown (2-4) in a Northeast regional women's soccer contest at Brown University Sunday afternoon.

After nearly 90 minutes of scoreless action and the game appearing to be heading into overtime, Colgate took advantage of the strong wind heading toward's the goal and scored the game-winning goal with just 38 seconds left to play.

The Bears had many opportunities throughout the entire game, but could not finish. In the 14th minute, sophomore Kristin Ferrell (Concord, MA) fired a long shot from 15 yards out that Colgate junior Kate Jassin would have had not shot of saving. However, the ball just missed going into the net, and bounced off the crossbar and into the field of play.

Senior back Meghan Merriman scored the lone goal of the game for Colgate after a corner kick. The ball sailed into the box and senior Kelly Smith (Birmingham, MI) headed the ball out, which Brown then cleared. However, it fell at the feet of Angela Puliafico, who crossed it to Merriman, which she tapped into the lower left corner.

Jassin made three saves for the Raiders. Senior Mary Jo Markle (West Chester, PA) stopped two shots in the first half for Brown, while sophomore Sarah Gervais (Harrisville, RI) made seven saves in the second half.

The Bears will continue action on Friday, October 5, when they travel to Columbia for a 7:00 game. Looking for their first League win of the season, the contest is Brown's second Ivy game of 2001.