Bears, Tigers win in field hockey
Brown 5, Penn 0
Brown senior Cara Gardner recorded a hat trick in Sunday's match-up between the Bears (8-6, 2-4) and the Quakers (3-12, 0-6) in Philadelphia.
In the first half, Brown's offense dominated, keeping the Quakers from taking any shots on goal. Gardner put in both of her team's goals in this half, scoring at the 12:02 and 5:06 marks to put her team up by two going into the break.
Gardner completed her hat trick just 53 seconds into the second frame, and her teammate, senior Susana Garcia, added another goal less than a minute later at the 33:04 mark. Brown freshman Lizzie Buza knocked in another goal for the Bears with 24:43 remaining in the game, putting the final score of the game at 5-0.
Penn goalie Katie Davis recorded eight saves for the Quakers.
Penn will face Princeton on the road Nov. 3 to finish off its Ivy League season, while Brown hosts Yale on Nov. 4 for its last Ivy League game.
BU 4, Harvard 1
Harvard (11-5, 5-1) took a beating at the hands of in-town rival Boston University (13-7) on Sunday, splitting their weekend with a win against Dartmouth on Saturday.
The Terriers came out strong, with senior Kelly Clothier tallying the first goal of the game just three minutes into play. BU kept the Crimson offense in check during the half, allowing only two shots on goal in spite of five Harvard penalty corners.
With 12 minutes left in the half, sophomore Christina Strauss put in BU's second goal, sending the game into the second frame with a 2-0 score.
2:04 into the second half, Clothier was able to knock another shot past Harvard freshman goalkeeper Katie Zacarian by deflecting a shot from outside the circle. Harvard senior Kate Nagle cut the Terriers' lead by one, making the score 3-1, but Kate Cusick converted a penalty corner for BU to put the final score at 4-1.
Zacarian made seven saves on the game, while BU's Susan Harrington stopped only one shot.
Harvard will play its one remaining Ivy League game when the squad faces Columbia at home on Nov. 4.
Princeton 2, UConn 0
Princeton sophomore Emily Townsend scored the only two goals in the game as the Tigers (11-3, 5-0) took away a victory from No. 10 UConn (14-6).
Both goals were scored on penalty corners with help from Townsend's senior teammates Hilary Matson and Kellie Maul. The first goal was scored with 9:07 remaining in the first half, sending the teams into halftime with a 1-0 score.
The game remained at 1-0 for most of the second half. With 8:15 left in the game, Townsend connected a second time for the insurance goal.
Princeton sophomore goalkeeper Kelly Baril recorded seven saves for the game, as well as her sixth shutout of the season. Alana Linick made seven saves for UConn.
Two more regular season games are in line for the Tigers, both against Ivy League opponents. The squad travels to Cornell on Oct. 31 and will finish off the season on Nov. 3 against Penn at home. Princeton needs a win in either game to clinch their seventh consecutive Ivy League title.
Duke 3, Yale 1
The Bulldogs (3-13, 2-4) suffered a loss in their matchup against the Blue Devils (7-11) in North Carolina on Sunday.
Duke started off early, with sophomore Sarah Wright scoring the first goal less than five minutes into the game. However, the rest of the half passed by with no score by either team.
Blue Devils' junior Angie North put in the insurance goal with eleven minutes to play in the game, and with 3:01 left in the game, senior Courtney Sommer scored her team-leading ninth goal of the season to give Duke a 3-0 lead.
Yale sophomore Marissa McNaughton prevented the shutout with 22 seconds on the clock.
Yale freshman goalkeeper Krissy Nesburg made ten saves, while her Blue Devil counterpart Hallie Smith made 4 saves.
The Bulldogs' final regular season game will take place on Nov. 4 when they travel to Providence to face Brown.