Brown Outguns Quinnipiac to Even Record

Providence, Rhode Island - Senior Kaela McGilloway (Sea Cliff, NY) and sophomore Bre Hudgins (Syracuse, NY) scored four goals each to lead Brown to a 20-15 non-league win over Quinnipiac Sunday afternoon at Berylson Family Fields. The win evens Brown's record at 3-3, while Quinnipiac falls to 1-3 overall.

McGilloway was the game's top scorer with seven points, adding three assists with her four goals. Senior Julia Keller (Concord, MA) registered a hat-trick for the Bears with three goals, while sophomore Danielle Mastro (Endicott, NY) had two goals and an assist. Junior Lindsay Minges (Rochester, NY), and freshman Alexandra Crerend (New Canaan, CT) added two goals each.

Also scoring for Brown was sophomore Grace Healey (Bellport, NY), who had a goal and an assist, and freshman Abby Bunting (Wellesley, MA), who added a goal. Bears' freshman goalie Kellie Roddy (Poway, CA) was solid in net, making seven saves.

The Bobcats were led by Lianne Toomey with four goals, while Kyra Ochwat and Michaela Tinsley added three goals each.

After falling behind, 1-0, in the game's first 25 seconds, Mingas answered for the Bears in the opening minute to tie the score, 1-1. From there on, Brown never trailed in the high scoring game, and withstood several Quinnipiac comeback attempts.

Goals by McGilloway and Keller lifted the Bears to a 3-1 advantage, but Quinnipiac rallied to tie the game, 3-3, with 22:29 left in the opening half.

Brown took the lead for good, 4-3, on an unassisted goal by Bunting with 21:48 left in the half. The Bears twice led by four goals in the half, 9-5, following a Keller goal, and 13-9 at intermission, following a Hudgins goal with 18 seconds remaining.

The Bears remained in control in the second half and led by as many as seven goals, 19-12, on a free position goal by Crerend with 12:25 left in the game.

Brown will be back in action Tuesday evening, March 20, traveling to Smithfield, RI, to face cross-state rival Bryant. Face-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. The Bears return home next Sunday, March 25, hosting Stanford in a 1:00 p.m. contest.

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Despite junior Lianne Toomey (Hicksville, N.Y.) matching her career-high with four goals scored, Quinnipiac fell to non-conference opponent Brown, 20-15, on Sunday afternoon in Providence, R.I. With the loss, Quinnipiac's record now stands at 1-3, while Brown improves to 3-3 on the season.

“We were slow to adjust to Brown's style of play and the way the game was being called,” said head coach Danie Caro. “Although we did a better job in the second half, it was too late. We need to make some changes before we face Vermont on Wednesday if we want to come up with a win.”

In addition to Toomey's four-goal afternoon, freshman Kyra Ochwat (Farmingdale, N.Y.) continued her impressive start to her Quinnipiac career, as she, sophomore Michaela Tinsley (Shrewsbury, Mass.), and senior Devon Gibney (Hopkinton, Mass.) each netted three goals apiece. Senior Marissa Caroleo (North Babylon, N.Y.) and junior Sarah Allen (Glastonbury, Conn.) also potted one goal apiece for the Bobcats. Allen (four assists), Caroleo (two assists) and Ochwat combined to contribute all seven assists for Quinnipiac on the afternoon.

“Lianne Toomey did a nice job for us on offense this game and is really turning into a go-to player for us,” said Caro. “I was also happy with how Kyra Ochwat, Mickey Tinsley, and Sarah Allen played. Despite the pressure they faced from the Brown defense, they stayed poised and made some nice plays for us.”

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2012-03-18



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