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Bulldogs Fall 4-3 at Brown in Finale

Danee Fitzgerald. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Danee Fitzgerald. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Yale field hockey team saw its three-game league winning streak snapped in the season finale Saturday at Brown, falling to the Bears 4-3. The Bulldogs had leads of 2-0 and 3-1 before Brown made a comeback for the victory.

Yale's goals came from multiple familiar sources. Sophomore forward Allie Carrigan got the scoring started with her sixth goal of the season, putting in a rebound at 14:06 of the first. Carrigan, in her first season with the team after spending all of last year playing lacrosse, wound up tied for second on the team in goals.

The penalty corner unit produced Yale's next goal, as senior midfielder/back Steffi Katz inserted to junior back Kiwi Comizio and she set up forward/midfielder Carol Middough for Middough's 10th goal. Middough finished the season with career highs in goals, assists and points, leading the team in scoring for the second year in a row.

Brown (8-9, 3-4 Ivy League) was celebrating Senior Day, and as it turned out all of the Bears' goals came from seniors. Forward/midfielder Jaclyn Torres got the first one, on a breakaway at 32:48 of the first.

Yale senior forward Danee Fitzgerald answered a minute after Torres' goal, putting the Bulldogs back up by two heading into halftime. Fitzgerald finished the year tied for second on the team in goals with six, a career high.

Brown's comeback began with a penalty corner goal from back Katarina Angus at 39:56, and nine minutes later a goal from midfielder Lucy Green on a rebound tied the score.

The score stayed 3-3 until less than 10 minutes remained, when Green scored again to make it 4-3 Brown. Yale (7-10, 3-4 Ivy League) saw its final shot of the game, on a penalty corner, get blocked with less than eight minutes to go.

Brown goalkeeper Katie Hammaker finished with seven saves, while Yale senior goalie Emilie Katz made 10 -- the seventh time this season she hit double digits in saves.

This was the final game for Fitzgerald, the Katz sisters and senior forward Alyssa Weiss. The team's seven wins this season represents a four-win improvement over last year

Report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity