September 30, 2005

Bears Fall to Columbia, 3-2, in Double Overtime

Sept. 30, 2005

Box Score

NEW YORK, NY - The Brown women's soccer team (4-6, 0-2) dropped its second straight Ivy League contest, falling to Columbia (5-4-1, 1-1), 3-2, in double overtime on Friday evening at Columbia. The loss is the sixth one-goal loss of the season for Brown and the third double-overtime game of the year.

The contest also marked the fourth double-overtime game between Brown and Columbia in the past five years. In 2001, Brown lost to the Lions, 1-0. In 2002, the two teams played to a 2-2 tie, while Brown earned a 3-2 victory in 2003. Last season, the Bears posted a 4-2 win in the one game since 2001 that did not need double overtime to be decided. In addition, In each of the past three years, the teams have scored all of the games in a very quick period of time and this year was no exception.

Brown and Columbia battled to a 0-0 first half before freshman Lindsay Cunningham (Cumberland, RI) scored her second goal of the year 1:45 into the second half to give Brown a 1-0 lead. Less than eight minutes later, at 54:26, Cunningham tallied her second of the game off an assist from senior Kim LaVere (Chatsworth, CA) to give Brown a 2-0 lead.

However, Columbia came to within one just a minute later, at 55:35, and then tied the game at 2-2 less than three minutes later, at 58:05.

Neither team could find the back of the net during the remainder of regulation or during the first 10:00 overtime and just 2:16 into the second overtime frame, the Lions took advantage of a corner kick to score the game-winner.

In 2003 The Lions scored two goals in a span of two minutes with less than five minutes left in the game before Brown scored an overtime game-winner. Last season, all six goals in the game were scored in under 20:00 of the second half, including three goals in a three-minute span.

Senior Hilary Wilson (Monterey, CA) posted four saves in net. Brown continues action on Sunday, October 2, when it faces Army at 1:00 p.m. in West Point, NY.

BROWN 0 2 0 0 2
COLUMBIA 0 2 0 1 3

Scoring: B, Cunningham, 46:45; B, Cunningham (LaVere), 54:26; C, Schroeder, 55:35; C, Hurlbut (Whiting), 58:05; C, Judkins (Hamar), 102:16.
Saves: B, Wilson (102:16), 4; C, Vespa (58:05), 2; C, Taylor (44:11), 2.
Shots: B (13); C (19)
Corner Kicks: B (5); C (9)
Fouls: B (11); C (9)