Hudgins' Overtime Goal Lifts Brown Over Southern Cal

Providence, R.I. Junior Bre Hudgins (Syracuse, NY) scored her third goal of the game with 15.8 seconds remaining in overtime to lift Brown to a 9-8 win over Southern Cal in a thrilling non-league game at Stevenson Field. Brown extends its record to 6-1 overall with the victory, while USC falls to 5-7 overall.

Brown sophomore Janie Gion (Northfield, IL) gave Brown a late 8-7 lead with 2:38 left in the second half, scoring her first goal of the game. Amanda Johansen sent the game into overtime for the Trojans with her third goal, scoring on a free position with just 45 seconds remaining in regulation.

Southern Cal had the better of play in the opening 30 minutes, building an early 3-0 advantage midway through the first half. Senior Lindsay Mingas (Rochester, NY) scored for the Bears at the 14:18 mark to cut the Trojans' lead to 3-1.

The two teams exchanged goals, Caroline de Lyra scoring for USC, and freshman Richael Walsh (Westwood, MA) for the Bears. Goals by Paige Bonomi and de Lyra extended the Trojans' lead to 6-2 with 2:29 left in the half.

Brown won the ensuing draw control and scored just 16 seconds later to cut the USC lead to 6-3 at intermission on a goal by Danielle Mastro (Endicott, NY).

The Bears seemed to awake from their first half slumber, coming out in the second half with a vengeance. Two goals by Hudgins, and one by sophomore Alyssa DiBona (Media, PA) tied the score, 6-6, with 18 minutes remaining.

Johansen gave USC a 7-6 lead with 9:27 left in regulation, but the Bears quickly countered on goals by junior Grace Healy (Bellport, NY) and Gion at the 2:28 mark to lift the Bears to an 8-7 advantage.

Both goalkeepers were spectacular, with Brown sophomore goalkeeper Kellie Roddy (Poway, CA) making seven saves, including one on a free position in the second overtime period. USC goalie Liz Shaeffer registered 12 saves for USC as the Bears out-shot the Trojans by a 27-16 margin.

Coach Keely McDonald's Brown team is back in action again on Tuesday, March 26, hosting St. Mary's (CA) at Stevenson Field. Game time is 1:00 p.m.

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. USC (5-7) found itself on the short end of a 9-8 game that ended in the second overtime period against Brown (6-1) at Stevenson Field, on Friday, March 22. In the program's first-ever overtime game, the Women of Troy got three goals apiece from freshman midfield Amanda Johansen and freshman attack Caroline de Lyra, but it wasn't enough as the Trojans dropped their second game in a row.

Johansen scored the game-tying goal to force overtime with 45 seconds remaining in regulation and had an assist to go with two ground balls and a pair of draw controls. Sophomore midfield Kaila Sommi and freshman midfield Paige Bonomi each scored one goal in the game.

After they had built a 6-3 lead in the first half, the USC defense struggled at times in the second half as the Bears outscored the Trojans, 5-2, to knot the score at eight-all after 60 minutes of play. USC caused just three of Brown's 15 turnovers and were outshot, 27-16, in the game. In the cage, freshman goalie Liz Shaeffer had 12 saves.

For the Bears, Bre Hudgins' play was key as she led her team with three goals and three draw controls. Brown got individual goals from six other players, but the game-winning goal belonged to Hudgins who scored with just 16 seconds left in the second overtime period. The Bears caused nine turnovers and picked up 12 ground balls on the day.

USC controlled the scoreboard at the outset as de Lyra scored her 38th goal of the year on a free-position shot to put the Trojans up, 1-0, a little over four minutes into the contest. Sommi scored three minutes later to push USC ahead, 2-0. The teams traded barbs through the heart of the first half until Johansen went unassisted to put a ball in the back of the net for a 3-0 USC lead at the 14:48 mark in the half. 30 seconds later, Brown had an answer as Lindsey Minges scored to get the Bears on the board.

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