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First-Half Goal Lifts Brown Over Yale

Alyssa Fagel (Steve Musco photo)
Alyssa Fagel (Steve Musco photo)

Bulldogs Outshoot Bears 8-3 In Second Half

Brown's Senior Day had a similar story line to the one at Reese Stadium last Saturday when Yale's Geneva Decker made the most of her final home game, scoring the game-winning goal in a victory over Columbia. This time the tables were turned on the Bulldogs as Carly Gould, who was playing her last game at Stevenson-Pincince Field, tallied the only goal of the game as the Bears edged the Bulldogs 1-0 in the season finale for both teams.

There also was another story line that plagued Yale all season. Far too often, the Bulldogs yielded the first goal of the game.

On this day it came midway through the first half when Gould headed in a Mikela Waldman cross at 33:52.

As they did all season, Yale battled until the end, but the equalizer never came. The Bulldogs dominated play in the second half, outshooting the Bears 8-3 over the final 45 minutes.

Brown goalkeeper Christine Etzel was up to the challenge. She made four saves to post her 10th shutout of the season.

The Bulldogs also got strong goalkeeping as freshman Alyssa Fagel stopped six shots.

All seven of Yale's Ivy League games were decided by one goal or ended in a tie.            

Still, the Bulldogs (6-7-3, 2-4-1 Ivy) improved their overall win total by two from a year ago and had three more points in Ivy play than last fall.

Report filed by Tim Bennett (, Yale Sports Publicity