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Four Different Goal Scorers for Yale
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown women's lacrosse team has been enjoying a record-setting season on attack, including a school-best 163 goals heading into Wednesday's game vs. Yale at Stevenson Field. The Bears were also just eight days removed from scoring a school-record 26 goals in a win over St. Mary's. Yale held the Brown attack in check for more than 50 minutes on Wednesday, though, and the Bulldogs were within three goals of the Bears thanks to tallies from four different players. But Brown went on to score four times in the final nine minutes, pulling away for an 11-4 victory.
Yale struck quickly after senior midfielder/defender Kaitlyn Flatley got the opening draw control, as senior midfielder Logan Greer scored off that opening possession just 74 seconds into the game. In addition to that goal, Greer would finish the game with four ground balls and a pair of caused turnovers.
Brown had the chance to tie the game less than two minutes later, but junior goalkeeper Whitney Quackenbush denied a free-position shot. But six minutes later a Yale turnover in the Bears zone led to Brown grabbing the lead. Attacker/midfielder Bre Hudgins scored at 20:55 and, after Brown got the draw control, defender Abbey Van Horne scored her first goal of the year 12 seconds later.
The Bulldogs tied the game 2-2 when senior attacker Myra Trivellas set up sophomore midfielder/attacker Devon Rhodes in front for a goal at 18:47. But a minute later another Yale turnover in the Brown zone proved costly. Bears midfielder Paris Waterman drove in for a goal at 17:30 that gave Brown the lead, and that would be the last goal by either team for nearly 15 minutes.
With a yellow card sidelining Flatley, one of Yale's best defensive players, attacker/midfielder Danielle Mastro broke the scoring drought with 2:52 left in the first, making the score 4-2 Brown.
After Quackenbush stopped another Bears free position with less than two minutes to play in the half the Bulldogs tried to set up for the last shot but turned the ball over.
The Bears' lead grew to 7-2 early in the second half before the Bulldogs began battling back with two goals in a span of just over two minutes. First, freshman midfielder Ashley McCormick set up freshman attacker Jen DeVito for a goal at the 22:52 mark. That was DeVito's 12th goal of the season, pulling her into a tie for second on the team in that category with junior attacker Caroline Crow, who missed her third straight game due to injury.
But both teams then settled into another scoring drought after that, each plagued by turnovers, and that would be as close as Yale would get. Quackenbush denied a pair of shots from in close by Mastro midway through the half, but a goal by attacker/midfielder Lindsay Minges with 8:50 to play started the four-goal run that closed out the victory for Brown (7-8, 2-5 Ivy League).
Quackenbush finished with nine saves, and freshman Erin McMullan came on to make three in the final 7:47. The Bulldogs limited the Bears to a 1-for-7 performance on free-position shots.
Yale (2-12, 0-7 Ivy League) hosts Stony Brook in the season finale Friday at Reese Stadium.
Report by Sam Rubin '95 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Yale Sports Publicity