Oct. 10, 2005
PROVIDENCE, RI - Senior Kim LaVere (Chatsworth, CA) of the Brown women's soccer team has been honored as the Ivy League Player of the Week for her role in helping to lead Brown to a 2-1 victory over Princeton. It was the Bears' first victory over Princeton since 1997 as well as Brown's first Ivy win of the season as the Bears' also snapped a three-game skid with the victory.
With Brown leading 1-0 through most of the game, LaVere capitalized on a Brown direct kick from just outside the box to give the Bears a 2-0 lead with less than 15:00 left in the game. Her goal, which would prove to be the game-winner, was just the sixth Brown goal against Princeton since in the past seven games as Brown has been shutout by the Tigers three times and has scored just one goal in each of the other four games.
LaVere's shot from just outside the box on a Brown direct kick sailed over the wall of Princeton defenders and bent perfectly into the upper left corner. From her sweeper position, LaVere also helped to allow just seven of Princeton's 22 shots reach the net. The Tigers had a flurry of chances early in the second half to tie the game at 1-1, but with LaVere's help, the Tigers didn't put one on net until the 19:31 mark of the half. After the Tigers scored to come to within one with under 10:00 to play, LaVere and the Brown defense didn't allow another shot on goal by Princeton for the remainder of the game. LaVere is tied for the lead in team scoring with 3-3-9 totals.