ITHACA, N.Y. -- Cornell got an outstanding
nine-save effort from junior goalkeeper Kyla Dambach and balanced
scoring throughout to help the Big Red knock off Brown 14-7 on
Saturday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field. The victory was the 12th
consecutive for Cornell in its series against Brown as the Big Red
improved to 4-7 (2-4 Ivy), while the bEars slipped to 5-7 (1-4
Dambach made nine saves, including six in the second half to stave
off any Brown thoughts oif a rally, and added two ground balls.
Jessi Steinberg scored four goals on the offensive end, while Libby
Johnson had a pair of goals and two assists. Shannon Tierney had
two scores and an assist, Olivia Knotts had a goal and an assist
and Shannon McHugh and Katie Kirk each tallied twice. Caroline
Salisbury assed a goal. McHugh also caused four turnovers in the
victory. The Big Red held a 30-21 advantage in shots, won the
ground ball battle 16-7 and forced Brown into a miserable 9-of-16
afternoon attempting to clear the ball. Five of Cornell's goals
came on free-position shots.
Paris Waterman led Brown with three goals, while Tara Rooke scored
twice for her first two goals of the year. Julia Keller added a
goal and an assist. Both Bre Hudgins and Alexa Caldwell had three
draws apiece for the Bears, which won 14 of the 23 draw attempts.
Isabel Harvey started and made seven saves before giving way to
Maggie Suprey, who played the final 8:15 and allowed two goals.
Cornell closes out Ivy League play when it visits Yale on Saturday,
April 23 at 1 p.m. in New Haven, Conn.