SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Brown women’s lacrosse team defeated Bryant, 11-10, in the Seventh Annual Ocean State Cup on Wednesday night at the Bryant Track and Turf Complex. With the win, the Bears move to 7-0 all-time against the Bulldogs.
Brown (3-2) scored first in the contest, at 25:33 with senior Laure Toy (Kentfield, Calif.) recording the goal. Bryant (2-3) responded at 14:54 to tie the game 1-1 with a score from Nicole Britton. The two teams traded goals again, as freshman Hafsa Moinuddin (Chesire, Conn.) scored her first collegiate goal at 14:36 and Britton added another tally (13:59) for a 2-2 score. Ali Cardinal gave the Bulldogs a 3-2 advantage at 11:54. Brown then went on to score four goals to head into halftime up 6-3, with freshman Zoe Verni (Mamaroneck, N.Y.) scoring back-to-back goals (10:16, 8:08) and Toy and junior Jillian Lee (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.) scoring the others at 3:06 and 2:13, respectively.
The Bears opened the second half with three-straight goals, increasing their lead to 9-3. Toy (29:36), Moinuddin (29:23) and sophomore Rose Mangiarotti (Locust Valley, N.Y.) (27:37) registered the tallies.
Bryant got back on the board with two man-up goals at 26:54 and 26:08 to bring the game to 9-5. Lee added her second goal of the contest for the Bears at 17:16, bringing the game to 10-5. Bryant then went on another scoring streak and tallied three in a row (14:29, 14:00, 11:55) until Mangiarotti notched her second goal of the contest at 9:48 to give Brown an 11-8 advantage.
Bryant cut the Bears’ deficit to one (11-10) with more goals from Britton at 8:06 and 5:23, but Brown defense held strong the rest of the game and captured the win
Senior Victoria Holland (Huntington, N.Y.) concluded the game with five saves while Daja Andrews stopped seven shots.
Brown controlled the draw controls in the game, 14-9, and held a slight edge in shots, 22-21.
Toy led the Bear scorers with five points on three goals and two assists. Moinuddin ended the game with two goals and two assists for four points, scoring her first career point in the game.
The Bears next return to Stevenson-Pincince Field to host Colgate on Sunday, March 13 for a 1:00 p.m. contest.