Field Hockey Rallies Past Towson for Fifth Straight Win


TOWSON, Md. – The Brown Bears (5-0, 0-0 Ivy League) scored twice in the third quarter to erase a one-goal deficit and went on to take a 2-1 win over the Towson Tigers (2-4, 0-0 CAA ) Friday afternoon in Maryland.

With the victory, Brown improves to 5-0 on the season to match the 1999 squad as the lone Brown team to begin a season with five consecutive wins.

Today’s match was a 60-minute battle,” said the head coach Britt Broady. “Our captains, Lindsey Ross spirit Julia Hittishowed impressive leadership at critical moments when the game could have broken open and their poise allows us to attack with high tempo and risk.”

After a scoreless opening quarter, Towson struck first as Mackenzie Tillman finished a feed from Madisyn Howard early in the second quarter.

Pellegrino tied the game with her team-leading fourth goal of the season 6:29 into the third quarter. Pellegrino’s goal came off a penalty corner with Chloe Pearl and Ross picking up the assists.

Stacey Lukasheva scored her third goal in as many games with 11 seconds remaining in the third quarter to give the Bears the 2-1 lead. Catie Summers fired a pass to a streaking Lukasheva, who ripped a shot past Tessa Scheenstra (5 saves).

Towson pressed early in the fourth quarter and had three consecutive penalty corners six minutes into the period. The Tigers managed just one shot over the three chances, which was turned aside by Jodie Brine (2 saves).

Ross found Pellegrino behind the Towson defense with 90 seconds remaining in the fourth, but Scheenstra made the save to keep the Tigers within striking distance. However, Brown held the Tigers without a shot until the final horn for the win.

GAME NOTES

  • Pellegrino’s tally pushed her goal streak to three games and her point streak to five games. The Westwood, Massachusetts native leads the team with four goals and is tied with Ross with a team-leading nine points.
  • Ross picked up her seventh assist of the season on Pellegrino’s goal. The senior entered the weekend leading the NCAA with 1.50 assists per game.
  • Lukasheva pushed her goal and point streak to three games with the third quarter marker. The goal also marked the first game-winner of Lukasheva’s career.
  • Brown held a 13-7 advantage in shots and a 7-3 edge in shots on goal.
  • The Tigers finished the game with seven penalty corners compared to five for Brown. Four of Towson’s corners came in the fourth quarter.

Brown remains in Maryland to take on the VCU Rams (3-2, 0-0 A10) on Sunday (Sept. 18) on Towson’s campus. Sunday’s neutral site game is scheduled to begin at noon with live stats available through Towson’s website.

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