October 8, 2005

Bears Post First Win over Princeton, 2-1, Since 1997

Oct. 8, 2005

Box Score

PROVIDENCE, RI - The Brown University women's soccer team (5-7-0, 1-2-0) posted its first victory over Princeton (3-5-2, 1-2-0), which competed in last year's Final Four, since the 1997 season, with a 2-1 victory over the Tigers on a rainy Saturday night at Stevenson Field.

The game was physical from the opening whistle with the two teams combining for 29 fouls throughout the game. The Tigers came out strong taking two early shots on net, but Hilary Wilson (Monterey, CA) was able to stop both of them to keep Princeton off the board.

However, the Bears scored on their first shot on goal when junior Kathryn Moos (Wayzata, MN) dribbled through two defenders, pulling Princeton's Maren Dale out of the net, before taking a low-angle shot from the goal line that got past Dale. Before Dale could recover, freshman Lindsay Cunningham (Cumberland, RI), who scored both of Brown's goals against Columbia last weekend, redirected the ball into the back of the net to give Brown a 1-0 lead at 17:49.

Cunningham nearly gave Brown a 2-0 lead just five minutes later when she pulled Dale out, and had a wide open net, but her shot missed by inches and it skimmed off the side of the far post.

Wilson held onto the 1-0 lead for Brown with two more saves before the end of the half, including a diving stop on Princeton's Melissa Whitley that was headed for the far corner.

Princeton had several chances to tie the game at 1-1 early in the second half, but the Brown defense was solid in not allowing a shot to reach Wilson until 19:31 of the half.

With 15:21 remaining in the game, Brown was awarded a direct kick just outside the box. Senior Kim LaVere (Chatsworth, CA) capitalized on the kick as her shot sailed over the wall of Princeton defenders, and bent into the left corner, deflecting in off Emily Vogelzang's hands, who replaced Dale at halftime.

The Tigers came to within one when Aarti Jain scored on a Maura Gallagher indirect kick at 80:50, but Brown did not allow a shot on goal for the remainder of regulation as the Bears picked up their first Ivy win of the season, while snapping a three-game skid.

Wilson finished the game with six saves for Brown, which continues action next Saturday, October 15, when it travels up 95 to face Harvard in an 11:00 a.m. contest.

Brown 2, Princeton 1
Princeton (3-5-2, 1-2-0) 0 1 -- 1
Brown (5-7-0, 1-2-0) 1 1 -- 2
Scoring: B, Lindsay Cunningham (Kathryn Moos), 17:49; B, Kim LaVere, 75:12; P, Aarti Jain (Maura Gallagher), 80:50.
Saves: Princeton, Maren Dale (45:00), 0; Emily Vogelzang (45:00), 0; Brown, Hillary Wilson (90:00), 6
Shots: Princeton (20); Brown (7)
Corner Kicks: Princeton (11); Brown (7)
Fouls: Princeton (15); Brown (14)
Offsides: Princeton (0); Brown (0)
Cautions/Ejections: NONE