Brown Closes Lacrosse Season with Victory over Yale

PROVIDENCE, RI Junior Kaela McGilloway (Sea Cliff, NY) led nine different players with at least one point, as the Bears' leading scorer notched five points (3g, 2a) to help lead the women's lacrosse team (7-8, 2-5) to an 11-4 win over Yale (2-12, 0-7) on Wednesday afternoon at Stevenson Field.

Yale grabbed a 1-0 lead on an unassisted goal by Logan Greer just 1:14 into the contest. After the two teams traded opportunities over the next eight minutes, freshman Bre Hudgins (Syracuse, NY) put away a feed from classmate Erin Roos (Wilmette, IL) to get the Bears on the board and tie the game at 1-1 at the 9:05 mark. Freshman Abby Van Horne (Ridgewood, NJ) won the ensuing draw control and just 12 seconds later, the defender scored her first career goal to give the Bears a 2-1 lead.

Devon Rhodes finished a feed from Myra Trivellas just less than two minutes later to tie the score at 2-2, but Brown closed the half with goals by senior Paris Waterman (Newark, DE) and freshman Danielle Mastro (Endicott, NY), assisted by McGilloway, to give the Bears a 4-2 lead at the break.

After needing nearly 15 minutes to score twice at the end of the first half, Brown came out of the break and scored three times in the opening 5:40 to increase its lead to 7-2. Senior Alexa Caldwell (Middletown, DE) finished a McGilloway feed just 58 seconds in and then junior Julia Keller (Concord, MA) scored off a pass from Hudgins at the 3:28 mark. McGilloway capped the run with an unassisted tally at 5:40.

The Bulldogs scored twice in a span of 2:35 to close the Bears' lead to 7-4, but goals by sophomore Lindsay Minges (Rochester, NY), two by McGilloway, and Hudgins in the last 8:50 of the game accounted for the 11-4 final.

Senior Krissi Penikis (Swarthmore, PA) led the Bears with five ground balls, while Hudgins led the team with four draw controls. Brown's defense forced Yale to turn the ball over 17 times with Waterman and Penikis each causing four.

Junior Isabel Harvey (Baltimore, MD) had a strong game in net, stopping eight shots in 58:22, including six in the second half. Sophomore Brienne Donovan (Pine Township, PA) played the final 1:38 but did not face any shots.

This afternoon was the final career contest for Brown's six seniors; Tori Conway (Upper Arlington, OH), Maggie Suprey (South Boston, MA), Macie Winship (Shrewsbury, MA), Caldwell, Penikis, and Waterman.

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. Brown 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.

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