PROVIDENCE, RI – Lexi Pellegrino made it 3-1 Brown in the dying seconds of the third quarter as the Bears earned a non-conference win over the Northeast Huskies on Sunday afternoon at Goldberger Family Field.
Brown goes 4-0 in the 2022 season, marking the best start to the season since 1999.
“Northeastern is a very good team and they put us on the ropes in the last quarter of the game,” said the head coach Britt Broady. “They attacked really, really hard and we worked on our defensive organization and they put us on the ropes and kept us training. I’m really proud that we didn’t give up a goal, fought the adversity, and I just found a way.”
Stacey Lukasheva scored his second goal in as many games midway through the first quarter to put the Bears ahead. Once again, Brown’s penalty corner offense led to the goal with Mikaila Walsh and Lindsey Ross get assists on goal.
Northeastern’s Emmy Stubbs beat Brown’s goaltender Jodie Brine (7 saves) at the start of the second quarter to tie the score at 1-1. The counterattack goal was created by Kate Blaisdell.
The Bears regained the lead minutes later as Walsh forced a turnover from the northeast and centered the ball for Katie McCallumwho redirected the pass to Northeastern goaltender Jonna Kennedy (4 saves) for her first goal of the season.
After 14:30 scoreless to start the third quarter, Brown hit on a penalty corner as Pellegrino found the insurance scorer with his second goal in as many games and third of the season. Emma Rothkopf and Ross assisted on goal.
The Huskies pushed offensively in the fourth quarter and fired eight shots on goal in the final 15 minutes. Brine held on to make six saves and Celia Donner recorded the team’s first defensive save of the season in the dying minutes to hold the two-goal lead.
“Our goal has been to improve in every practice and every game, and we’ve done that,” Broady added. “Now we look to practice on Tuesday and get ready for Towson. I’m excited to hit the road with this group and have a little fun with them too.”
Brown hits the road for the first time under Broady for a pair of games in Maryland next weekend. The Bears take on Towson on Friday (Sept. 16) before facing off against VCU in a neutral-site game in Towson on Sunday (Sept. 18).
Friday’s game is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. and Sunday’s game at noon.
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