Brown Women's Soccer Rallies for 3-2 Overtime Win Over YaleProvidence, Rhode Island -- Senior Bekah Splaine scored an unassisted goal at 3:44 of the first overtime as Brown battled back from a 2-0 deficit to defeat Yale, 3-2. The win enabled the Bears to tie the school record for victories as Brown closed its 2000 regular season with a 13-4 overall mark, 5-2 in the Ivy League.
Splaine scored on a scramble in front of the goal, following a corner kick by senior Michaela Rooney. Yale tried to clear, but the ball bounced off two Brown players to Slpaine who one-touched the ball past Yale goalkeeper Sarah Peterson.
Yale opened the scoring at the 32:27 mark when junior Sara Ruiz was pulled down in the box and converted a penalty kick, despite Brown keeper Mary Jo Markle getting a hand on the ball.
The Elis extended their lead to 2-0 when sophomore striker Liz Jarchow took a pass from senior Jennifer Mendoza in the box, and fired the ball past Markle at 46:25. Brown's furious second half comeback started when junior Kim Lanzire scored off a header from Rooney with 7:57 remaining in regulation.
The Bears kept the pressure in the Yale half of the field and junior Allyson Schwerdt tied the game for Brown at the 87:37 mark one-touching a long ball from freshman Kristin Ferrell after a nifty sideline pass from senior Bekah Splaine.
Yale also completed its regular season, finishing with a 9-7-1 overall record, 3-4 in the Ivy League.
Saturday, November 4, 2000 Stevenson Field, Providence, RI 1st 2nd OT Total YALE (9-7-1, 3-4 Ivy) 2 0 0 2 BROWN (13-4-0, 5-2 Ivy) 0 2 1 3 Scoring: Yale - Sara Ruiz, 32:27 Yale -- Liz Jarchow (Jennifer Mendoza), 46:25 Brown - Kim Lanzire (Michaela Rooney), 82:03 Brown - Allyson Schwerdt (Bekah Splaine, Kristin Ferrell), 87:36 Brown - Bekah Splaine, 93:44 Saves: Yale: Sarah Peterson - 7; Brown: Markle - 4 , Sarah Gervais - 8 Shots: Yale 15, Brown 19 Saves: Yale 7, Brown 8 Corner Kicks: Yale 6, Brown 10 Fouls: Yale 11, Brown 8 Offsides: Yale 0, Brown 0