November 4, 2006

Brown Ends Regular Season in a 4-2 Loss to Yale

Nov. 4, 2006

Final Stats

Providence, RI - Despite goals scored by freshman Melissa Kim (Bethesda, MA) and senior Kathryn Moos (Wayzata, MN) in the first half of the women's soccer game on Saturday, Brown (9-4-4,3-2-2) fell to Yale (8-7-2,3-3-1) 4-2 in a tough Ivy League battle.

Kim, who scored her fourth goal of the season just 9:44 into the game, came after senior Mica Bayard (Princeton, MA) took a shot against Yale goalkeeper Susan Starr. The ball was then deflected by Star, as Kim crashed in to kick the ball in the lower left side of the net.

Then, with the time at 34:12, Moos scored on a penalty kick to put the Bears ahead of the Bulldogs 2-0. Although it looked as if Brown would head into halftime with momentum on its side, Yale's Mary Kuder took a shot from 35 yards out on the right that found the net with just six seconds remaining in the half to put the score at 2-1.

Yale dominated the next 45 minutes, as they scored another goal just two minutes into the second half. Emma Whitfield put an unassisted goal past Brown's Brenna Hogue (Concord, CA) to tie the game at 2-2. At 76:49, Yale's Crysti Howser put one in off an assist by Christina Huang followed by Eliza Walper's goal at 85:42 by a Trista Choksi assist. Walper's goal put Yale ahead 4-2 as the Bulldogs eventually won the game ending the regular season for both teams.

Brown's Hogue had posted four saves on the night and now has ended the regular season with a record of 9-4-4. The Bears outshot Yale 18-15 and also had the advantage in corner kicks 5-4.