Brown Lacrosse Downs Columbia in Ivy Opener

PROVIDENCE, R.I. Coming off a 15-8 loss to Boston University in its home-opener, Brown looked to get back on the winning track and did so in style against Ivy League foe Columbia on Saturday afternoon. Junior attack Kaela McGilloway (Sea Cliff, N.Y.) paced the Bear offense with seven points (3 g, 4 a), as Brown (2-1, 1-0) was victorious against the Lions (0-2, 0-1), 14-6.

Eight different players scored for the Bears as both McGilloway and senior midfielder Alexa Caldwell (Middletown, Del.) tied for the team-lead with three goals. Freshman Bre Hudgins (Syracuse, N.Y.) and sophomore Lindsay Minges (Rochester, N.Y.) each had two goals, while rookie Erin Roos (Wilmette, Ill.) tallied her first career points on a goal and an assist.

Brown took an early lead with Minges scoring just 1:11 into the game, unassisted. The Bears quickly built on the lead when Caldwell scored the first of her three goals a minute and 19 seconds later.

Columbia was able to answer just over five minutes into the game, but Caldwell pushed it back to a two-goal lead 19 seconds later. Caldwell's score sparked the Brown offense, as the squad rattled off four-straight goals in the next five minutes to take control of the game with a 6-1 lead.

Columbia's Olivia Mann was literally half of the Lions offense, as she was responsible for three of their six goals. Mann scored at 12:10 in the first half, but McGilloway answered with back-to-back goals to push the score to 8-2.

Again, it was Mann who was able to find the back of the net with three minutes remaining in the first half, but the Brown offense kept pressing and added two goals in the final two minutes to take a 10-3 lead into the half.

The Bears kept their offensive momentum rolling in the second half, scoring three-straight goals to increase the lead to 13-3.

Columbia's Mann was able to pick up her third goal of the game in the second and the Lions added two more in the final two and half minutes, but it was not enough as Brown rolled to the 14-6 win.

Junior goalie Isabel Harvey (Baltimore, Md.) drew the start in net and played over 40 minutes while making four saves and allowing four goals. Senior Maggie Suprey (South Boston, Mass.) entered the game in the second half and played an inspired 15 minutes, making six saves, while not allowing a goal.

The Bears return to action on Tuesday, March 8th at Quinnipiac taking on the Bobcats at 2:30 p.m.


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