Sports

W. lax win streak at three after 17-9 victory

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Contributing Writer
Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The women’s lacrosse team extended its winning streak to three, longest of the season, with a 17-9 victory over Manhattan on Sunday.

Kaela McGilloway ’12 led the offense with a career-high 10 points — five goals and five assists.

With goals from Paris Waterman ’11, Alexa Caldwell ’11 and McGilloway, the Bears (7-4) went up three in the opening five minutes. Manhattan (2-10) responded with two goals within eight seconds of each other. But McGilloway and Tara Rooke ’13 rebutted for Brown with two goals just 21 seconds apart, bringing the score to 5-2.

The Bears continued to pull away from the Jaspers, outscoring them 6-3 in the remainder of the first half with two goals from McGilloway and one goal each from Rooke, Caldwell, Bethany Buzzell ’10 and Lindsey Minges ’13. The Bears finished the first half ahead 11-5.
Brown started the second half with a goal from Julia Keller ’12. Eight minutes later, Manhattan scored its sixth goal of the game.

All four of Manhattan’s penalties took place in the second half.

“In the second half, Manhattan got frustrated and started swinging their sticks, but it didn’t really affect our play,” said Lily Ricci ’13.

Brown had zero penalties in the game.

Even with the goal from Manhattan, the momentum was already too much in Brown’s favor for Manhattan to battle back, and the Bears pulled away with goals from Katie DeLuca ’13, McGilloway and Waterman. The Bears stretched their lead to 17-7, but in the final minutes Manhattan scored twice, ending the game, 17-9.

Julianne Bishop ’12 and Minges each had two assists. Buzzell, Keller and Waterman each had one.

The Bears had 24 shots on goal to Manhattan’s 17. Goalkeeper Isabel Harvey ’12 had eight saves.

“The game went exactly as planned,” Ricci said. “We had a solid game plan, and we stuck to it.”

The Bears play Cornell at home on Friday at 4 p.m.