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Women’s soccer remains tied for second in Ivy League standings

Mika Siegelman ’14 scored the game-winner against Cornell after the team lost to Dartmouth

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Sports Staff Writer
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Bears (8-4-1, 3-1-1 Ivy) fell to Dartmouth in a non-conference tilt last Tuesday but bounced back by defeating Cornell Sunday afternoon. The squad remains tied with Penn for second place in the Ivy League behind Harvard.

 

Dartmouth 2, Brown 0

Bruno traveled to Burnham Field Tuesday night and was held scoreless against Dartmouth (7-5-3, 3-2-0) after keeping the Big Green close for most of the first half.

Goalie Amber Bledsoe ’14 stopped all four of the opposing side’s shots on goal in the opening half. But in the second half, Mary Catherine Barrett ’14 allowed two goals, giving her the loss.

In the 69th minute, Brown suffered an own goal after Dartmouth midfielder Marina Moschitto shot a ball that deflected off a Bruno defender into the net. Eleven minutes later, Moschitto widened the Big Green’s lead to two goals by scoring off a corner kick from Corey Delaney.

The match was designated as a non-conference game and did not affect either team’s Ivy League record. Brown defeated Dartmouth last month in their conference match-up.

“While we still wanted to win this game, we had already won the game that counted,” Bledsoe said. “We had some girls that didn’t travel and stayed back so they would be healthy against Cornell.”

The Bears were outshot 15-3 in the game, with forward Chloe Cross ’15 attempting their only shot in the first half — a lob that soared wide of the goal in the 36th minute.

“We just didn’t come out with the same intensity,” Bledsoe said. “It was tough playing them on the road.”

 

Brown 3, Cornell 2 (Double-OT)

The Bears won a double-overtime nail-biter Sunday afternoon, beating host Cornell (7-6-1, 1-4-0) at Charles F. Berman Field.

The winning goal, scored in the 104th minute, came from a header by captain Mika Siegelman ’14, assisted by Cross.

Head Coach Phil Pincince “called me to get involved, so I turned the defender and gave it to Mika,” Cross said. “By some miracle, she got her head on it and put it in the net.”

The Bears fell behind early, when Cornell forward Caroline Growney scored in the 29th minute. Louisa Pitney ’14 tied the game in the 40th minute with a goal assisted by Annie Gillen ’15 and Ali Mullin ’14. After halftime, Cross gave Bruno the lead with her sixth goal of the season off a Pitney assist.

But Growney scored a second time in the 82nd minute, evening the score for the Big Red.

The teams played through 13 minutes of scoreless play in overtime before Siegelman scored the golden goal.

“We really wanted to win,” Siegelman said. “We didn’t come out here for a tie or loss. Giving up that lead frustrates you — it gives you motivation.”

Cross credited Brown’s win to “doing the dirty things right.”

“We didn’t give up in going after balls,” Cross said. “They were obviously a physical team, but we kept winning those headers and were able to put our chances in the net.”

Barrett, who made three saves, was credited with the win, moving her to 7-2 on the year. Bledsoe added four saves in the first half.

Bruno stays at home for the next two matches, taking on Harvard Tuesday in a non-conference game before playing Penn Saturday night in a match-up between the Ivy League’s two second-place teams.

“Playing Penn when we’re both in second place — that’s motivated us to keep on improving,” Siegelman said. “We’re sitting in a position we haven’t been in for years. Being in second place this far into Ivy play makes us want to hold that ground.”