The women's soccer team suffered a tough 1-0 defeat Saturday afternoon, falling to Ivy League rival Princeton on an overtime goal.
Tigers midfielder Lauren Whatley scored the decisive goal just two minutes into overtime play. She ran onto a pass from teammate Sara Chehrehsa on the left side and blasted a shot past a diving Brenna Hogue '10. The Tiger bench exploded in celebration, leaving the Bears to wonder what could have been.
On a windy day at Stevenson Field, Bruno once again struggled on the offensive side. While the Bears have gone 2-2 in their last four matches, they have only netted three goals in those games.
Despite outshooting the Tigers 11-9 overall, the Bears only challenged Princeton goalie Alyssa Pont with three shots on goal. Their best chance came in the 72nd minute, as midfielder Sylvia Stone '11 forced Pont to make a leaping stop on a ball headed for the top corner.
With the loss, the Bears (3-6-0 overall, 1-2-0 Ivy League) fell to a tie for fifth in the league standings, joining Penn and Princeton near the bottom of the conference table. They travel to the neighboring University of Rhode Island for an afternoon match Wednesday and will continue their road trip with three additional away games at Harvard, Holy Cross and Cornell in the next two weeks.