Providence, R.I. (October 21, 2012) – Despite holding a 28-shot advantage, the Rutgers field hockey team dropped a 2-1 decision at Brown on Sunday afternoon at Erickson Complex. The Scarlet Knights (8-9) got on the board first behind a goal from senior forward Carli Rouh (Berlin, N.J.).
The RU score came in the fifth minute, as Rouh took a direct shot off an corner and stuck it to the left side of the goal. Junior Danielle Freshnock (Middletown, N.J.) started the play, dishing to senior Christie Lonsky (Dingmans Ferry, Pa.) off the set piece, who flipped it to Rouh for her fourth goal of the season.
Brown’s Meghan O’Donnell scored two unassisted goals to lead the Bears (5-9) to victory. The first, a loose ball in front of the net, came in the 26th minute. O’Donnell placed a shot to the right of goalkeeper Sarah Stuby (Roxbury, N.J.) to even the score.
The second goal came in the 56th minute. Chipping the ball to herself on a breakaway, O’Donnell was able to draw out Stuby and walk the ball into the cage.
The Rutgers offense outshot Brown by a 36-8 mark, putting 24 shots on frame. The Scarlet Knights were also awarded 21 corners, while holding the Bears to four. Stuby made five saves in the effort.
Rutgers finishes its four-game road set in College Park, Md., to face a tough No.6 Maryland squad on Friday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. RU returns home for its final regular season game against Columbia on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 1 p.m.
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