Bears Falter In Overtime, Falling To Michigan 14-9

Bears Falter In Overtime, Falling To Michigan 14-9

April 9, 2006

Providence, RI - Freshman Rory Stanton was able to get the Bears into overtime, when she put in a ten meter, Hail Mary shot with three seconds remaining in regulation to send the 9-9 game into overtime. In the extra stanzas the Bear's offense faltered as the University of Michigan handed Brown a 14-9 loss this afternoon.

Junior Paige Lansing put the Bears up by two early on, netting two goals thirty-three seconds apart. The Wolverines came firing back netted back-to-back goals of their own, tying the score at 2-2 with 3:56 to go in the first quarter. Junior Elizabeth Balassone put Brown up by a goal a short time later, as she converted a six on five opportunity with 3:45 to go in quarter. Lansing padded the lead to two scoring her third goal of the game, on another six on five opportunity. The Bears were able to grab a 6-4 halftime lead, as juniors Karlyanna Kopra and Caitlin Fahey fired in goals of their own.

Michigan came out of the break firing, as they scored three goals, to put the game 7-6 in favor of the Wolverines with 2:11 to go in the third quarter. Fahey put in her second goal of the game at the 1:44 mark, tying the game at seven. After two Michigan goals early in the fourth, Brown was able to claw their way back in it as Balassone fired a two meter shot in for the 9-8 score. Stanton's Hail Mary shot pushed the game into overtime, but Brown was unable to put another point on the board as Michigan fired in five in the extra periods. Sophomore Anne Deggelman anchored the defense, making 16 saves in the net for the Bears.

Brown will return to action Saturday, April 15 when they travel to Connecticut College for a 4:00 p.m. match-up in New London, CT.