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Field hockey improves record to 3-0

Bruno scores four second-half goals en route to best start in at least seven years

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Senior Staff Writer
Monday, September 15, 2014

The field hockey team stretched its undefeated start to three games Sunday, as it defeated Georgetown (2-3) in Providence, 4-1.

The Bears (3-0) opened their season with wins over Bryant and the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. They kept going Sunday, cruising past the Hoyas thanks to four second-half goals.

Despite a scoreless first half, Bruno dominated possession over the whole game, firing 20 shots, 12 of which were on goal. Georgetown managed just eight and four, respectively.

The Bears’ shots finally started finding twine at the opening of the second half, when they scored all four of their goals in 25 minutes. Four different players contributed to the scoring, with tallies from Clayton Christus ’15, Meghan O’Donnell ’15, Hannah Rogers ’16 and Alexis Miller ’16.

“Our goal-scoring opportunities were really good,” said Head Coach Jill Reeve, who also praised Bruno for getting “a lot of production from the front.”

“I was really pleased with the win,” Reeve said.

In addition to the goal-scorers, two players stood out to Reeve. She said Lucy Green ’17 “came off the bench and jumped in and made an impact,” and she praised Anna Masini ’16 for “keeping the whole team together and playing really well.”

With the win, the Bears move to 3-0 for the first time in Reeve’s head coaching tenure.

“I can’t lie, it feels good,” she said.

But these three games are much less important than Ivy League matches, the first of which Bruno will play against Columbia Sept. 20.

“I know that we have a lot to work on,” Reeve said. “I think they’re ready. Today was a good test for us.”

With three great games under their belt, the Bears are feeling confident as they prepare to face the Lions.

“I think we match up well with Columbia,” Reeve said. “We’re going to attack the game just like the first three.”

The Lions (3-1) come to Providence Saturday.

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